Maintenance Electrical- Technician

Location: Youngstown, OH
Date Posted: 01-24-2017
Responsibility and Authority:
The Maintenance Electrical Technician will maintain and troubleshoot PLC control systems, motor controls and VFDs, instrumentation, pneumatics, networks and production plant equipment, to include assisting in preventative and routine maintenance on all equipment. These repairs will be performed with a sense of urgency and accuracy to help minimize / ensure there are no disruptions to plant operations.
  • Thoroughly troubleshoot all problems and areas of concern.
  • Assist in performing preventative and routine maintenance on equipment and on the building.
  • Complete all work in a timely manner with quality and pride.
  • Check operating equipment throughout the plant periodically during the shift to identify potential problems and/or areas of concern, to minimize / eliminate instances of failure.
  • Immediately and effectively communicate all problems and concerns with the Production Manager, Line Manager, and Specialist.
  • Report all potential food safety concerns to the quality assurance manager.
  • Work in a professional manner with all employees and with outside contractors, regardless of the situation.
  • Attend and successfully complete various training classes throughout the year, as assigned.
  • Knowledge of and willingness to learn the startup, shut down and repair of boilers.
  • Must be available to be reached by home or cell phone when needed for assistance.
  •  This full time position consists of 12 hour shifts (7a.m. – 7p.m. or 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.) and includes weekends and holidays.
Qualifications and Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred, in related field with 2+ years of related experience (or equivalent experience).
  • Competency with Siemens PLC program logic, and the ability to go online with SLC 500, PLC5 and Control Logix processors to decipher logic and how each one functions.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot industrial networks such as Ethernet\IP, DH+, DH485, remote I/O, ControlNet and DeviceNet.
  • Knowledge of basic electricity.
  • Knowledge of AB VFDs, and the ability to troubleshoot, wire and program the drives. Must be familiar with Drive Explorer.
  • Knowledge of PID control loops.
  • Competency to troubleshoot and calibrate instrumentation.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in control circuitry, instrumentation, hydraulics and pneumatics.
  • Must have excellent and proven mechanical ability with previous electrical experience. Welding experience is a plus.
  • Ideal candidate has previous experience working in a manufacturing / production plant environment.
  • Able to work on and successfully complete multiple tasks with a strong attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Must have proper hand tools needed to fulfill job responsibilities.
  • Able to regularly lift up to 80 lbs.
  • The normal work schedule is a 2-2-3, 12-hour schedule.
  •  Schedule flexibility is required to support plant operations. This includes the willingness to work weekends and holidays, and on planned / unplanned tasks as needed.
  • Proficient in PLC controllers, AC & DC drives, electrical component analysis, use of electrical meters and oscilloscopes, and basic mechanical repair
  • Knowledge and application of basic 110-480 volt electrical theory
  • Comprehension of blueprints and technical text
  • Versed in troubleshooting techniques
  • Must have excellent communication skills and a positive “can do” attitude.
    • Manufacturing plant experience preferred.
  • Troubleshoot and repair electrical systems up to 600 VAC, including, but not limited to electric motors, motor control centers, circuit breakers, wiring, and lighting.
  • Troubleshoot and repair instrumentation systems, including, but not limited to electronic transmitters, positioners, controllers, sensors, wiring, control valves, and DCS systems.
  • Work with electrical systems up to 5,000 VAC, including, but not limited to, activating switches and replacing fuses.
  • Use test equipment to configure and calibrate electronic components (such as pressure, temperature, flow, and level transmitters) of industrial control systems.
  • Document and file calibrations.
  • Plan and construct conduit systems.
  • Plan and install instrument tubing systems.
  • Perform routine preventive and predictive maintenance of electrical and instrumentation systems.
Work within the plant work order system to complete work to support operations.
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