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Career Opportunities

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We are continuously growing and look forward to hearing from you.

Electrical Technician

Education and/or Experience

A minimum two year certificate or degree from a college or technical school is required.  An electrical technician will typically have a technical certification or specialized degree related to this field.  At least five (5) years experience in a machine manufacturing environment or a combination of training and experience is required.

Essential Duties 

The following duties are deemed essential in the opinion of the Company for an employee to perform with or without a reasonable accommodation as an Electrical Technician:

Physical:

  • May need to occasionally carry, lift or move materials, parts and components weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Will use various shop equipment, shop tools, hand tools, calipers and other precision measuring devices as needed.
  • The employee will primarily touch, sit, walk, see, hear, speak English, stoop, kneel, bend, twist and crouch.
  • Good eyesight and hand/ finger dexterity is needed to handle or measure components and engage processing.
  • Must be able to write, read and comprehend verbal and written instructions accurately.

Skills/ Experience:

  • Comprehensive understanding of fabrication of machined parts within multiple industries.
  • Applies electrical theory and related knowledge to test and modify developmental or operational electrical machinery and electrical control equipment and circuitry in industrial or commercial plants and laboratories.
  • Assembles and tests experimental motor-control devices, switch panels, transformers, generator windings, solenoids, and other electrical equipment and components according to engineering data and knowledge of electrical principles.
  • Modifies electrical prototypes to correct functional deviations under direction of Electrical Engineer.
  • Diagnoses cause of electrical or mechanical malfunction or failure of operational equipment and performs preventative and corrective maintenance.
  • Develops and interprets schematics, wiring diagrams, layout drawings, and engineering specifications for system or equipment modifications or expansion, and directs personnel performing routine installation and maintenance duties.
  • Installs and repairs electrical systems, apparatus, and electrical and electronic components of industrial machinery and equipment, following electrical code, manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints, and other specifications, using hand tools, power tools, and electrical and electronic test equipment.
  • Installs power supply wiring and conduit for newly installed machines and equipment, such as robots, conveyors, and programmable controllers, following electrical code and blueprints, using hand tools and voltage tester.
  • Connects power supply wires to machines and equipment, and connects cables and wires between machines and equipment, following manuals, schematic diagrams, and blueprints, using hand tools and test equipment.
  • Replaces faulty electrical components of machine, such as relays, switches, and motors, and positions sensing devices, using hand tools. Replaces electric motor bearings and rewires motors.
  • May plan layout of wiring and install wiring, conduit, and electrical apparatus in buildings.
  • May diagnose and replace faulty mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components of machines and equipment.
  • Verifies conformance of finished work piece to specifications, using precision measuring instruments.
  • Inspect, repair and troubleshoot assemblies. Make recommendations for modifications. Also set up and perform experimental tests on potential designs.
  • Excellent time and project management skills.
  • Performs all work duties with a customer focus and perspective.

Tools/ Equipment

  • On a daily basis will use a computer, keyboard and mouse to type, compile data, generate reports, access documents, use the Internet, email, communicate and interact.
  • Excellent typing and computer skills, including intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Excel and various software and applications applicable to the industry or proprietary to the Company
  • Will use tools and equipment available to test and ensure proper function of components, machines and assemblies. Work Conditions/ Environmental factors/ Work Hazards: 
  • Will work in hot and cold shop environments throughout the year as weather changes. No air conditioning.
  • Work hazards include parts moving at high speed, pinch points and occasional loud noise from shop area.
  • Tools and equipment must be used safely by trained employees and with all manufacturer guards in place.
  • Controlling energy through lock out tag out polices is intended to limit workplace injury associated with this position.
  • While working in the shop area, protect your hands, eyes, ears, and feet by using personal protective equipment (PPE) as necessary. Additional known or unknown hazards may be present at the worksite.Other Non-essential Duties
  • May confer with engineers, production personnel, programmers, or others to resolve machining or assembly problems.
  • Applicants must be reliable self starters with the ability to work both alone and in a team environment. Every employee must exhibit a certain number of shared project management competencies in order to perform their responsibilities. Execution of workplace competencies will build an ever-improving workplace culture that fosters excellence toward internal and external customers.   The following competencies have been identified for this position as those which most support employee relationships, project execution and company culture building. Although the relative weight of each competency will vary from day to day and project to project, you should internalize these competencies by building them into your daily interactions with others and, therefore, improve the workplace culture and ability to execute project plans.