The Plant Electrician is responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of plant equipment and facilities.
Uses safe work practices and counsels other employees to do the same, as necessary. This includes understanding and complying with the lock-out/tag-out procedures, remaining current on plant and safety matters, and participating regularly in department/plant safety meetings.
Installs conduit, wring and equipment with craftsmanship in a skilled and professional manner.
Reads and interprets electrical power distribution, control, ladder logic, piping and instrumentation diagrams.
Installs, commissions, maintains, and troubleshoots A/C and D/C motor control equipment.
Helps maintain an organized storeroom area for spare parts.
Installs, troubleshoots, and repairs 3-phase 460V power distribution systems, 120VAC control systems, and low voltage DC control systems.
Installs, maintains, and troubleshoots PLC and computer based control systems. Uses computer skills and computer related equipment to diagnose problems with production equipment.
Maintains and troubleshoots combustion equipment including gas trains, automatic control valves, and other gas-fired equipment.
Understands, maintains, and repairs process control loops.
Determines if production equipment needs to be repaired or services; coordinates machine downtime and repairs with production management.
Prioritizes work when more than one issue needs addressed at a time.
Takes an active role in the requisitioning of parts/materials necessary for the continued operation of the plant.
Perform preventative maintenance routines as scheduled and as needed.
Knows all safety warning signs and signals and takes corrective action.
Communicate maintenance issues with other shifts to ensure continuity of operation. Read and record comments in both Maintenance and Production logbooks.
Insures that housekeeping in the Maintenance Department is maintained to a safe level and that equipment, tools, supplies, etc. are properly stored at all times, as well as before leaving such area for breaks, meal times, and end of the shift. Maintains a safe, clean, and organized work area.
Must be able to report to work on time and work all hours required of the job, including mandatory overtime; may be required to occasionally cover shifts other than the one for which hired.
Performs other work related duties and projects as directed.
Participate in the continuous improvement with regards to matters of product quality, environmental, health, & safety.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum of five years electrical experience working in a heavy industrial environment
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: To perform this job successfully, individuals must be able to demonstrate the following:
Observe safety and security procedures, report potentially unsafe conditions, and use equipment and materials properly.
Applies general knowledge of proper and safe use of shop equipment and tools.
Ability to read and interpret ladder logic control schemes.
Ability to install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair 480V, 3-phase power distribution systems, PLC's, VFDs, A/C and D/C motor controls, and combustion systems.
Computer literate and familiar with the NEC code book.
Apply troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
Able to read, write and interpret written information.
Apply strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
Exhibit sound and accurate judgement and include appropriate people in decision-making process.
Accurately count and perform basic math functions, including mental calculation of simple equations and/or fractions.
Adhere to guidelines set forth in the Employee Handbook and follow ISO and management/departmental policies and procedures.
Use time efficiently and complete work in a timely manner.
Monitors own work to ensure quality and continuously looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and develop alternative solutions.
Balance team and individual responsibilities.
Get along with others and contribute to building a positive team spirit.
Give and welcome feedback remaining open to others' ideas and trying new things.
Follow instructions and respond to requests for service and assistance.
Take responsibility for own actions, demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness, ask for and offer help.
Adapt to changes in the work environment and uphold organizational values.
Show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences, treat people with respect, and promote a harassment-free environment.
Work ethically and with integrity.
Strive to continuously build knowledge and skills and share expertise with others.
Apply basic computer skills and knowledge.
Able to meet physical demands of the job with or without accommodation.
Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this plant which include a post-offer drug screen and physical examination.
Special Tools/Equipment Used:
Must possess a valid California Drivers License and be able to obtain and maintain current OSHA Certified Industrial Truck Operator License.
Health and Safety Requirements:
1. Follow established safety procedures and precautions, to include fire protection/prevention, smoking regulations, etc.
2. Follow established ergonomics procedures governing lifting techniques, repetitive tasks, and the use of safety equipment and supplies to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses.
3. Participate in appropriate safety training programs prior to performing tasks that involve potential exposure to hazards related to the workplace.
4. Follow established procedures governing the use/disposal of personal protective equipment and supplies.
5. Report all accidents/incidents to your supervisor no matter how minor they may be. (NOTE: Such occurrences must be reported on the shift in which they occur.)
6. Ensure good housekeeping practices are performed within your department.
7. Maintain a tobacco free environment.
Physical Demands:
The physical activities described below are representative of those that must be met by individuals in this position. Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. The amount of on-the-job time spent performing each activity is indicated by a check box ().
Physical Activity Occasional Frequent Continuous
Prolonged Standing/Walking ( )
Lifting up to 10 lbs.
Lifting up to 20 lbs., from floor level to approx. 36" high
Lifting up to 50 lbs.
Carrying up to 10 lbs.
Carrying up to 35 lbs. and up to 50 feet
Reaching above shoulder level
Reaching below should level
Twisting at neck
Twisting at waist
Pulling/Pushing ranging from slight to approx. 50 lbs.
Climbing (vertical and angle ladders; up to 50 feet high)
Finger-Hand Manipulation
Visual Acuity (near vision)
Hearing (ability to detect different machine pitches and alarms)
( ) Walking and standing surfaces include brushed and unbrushed concrete, blacktop, metal grading, steel decks, ladders and stairs
Working Conditions:
The working conditions described below are representative of the working and environmental conditions workers in this position will be subject to:
Inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from
temperature changes. Occasional exposure to dust and odors.
Outside environmental conditions: No effective protection from weather.
Extreme cold and heat: Occasionally subject to temperatures below 32 degrees and above 100 degrees
for periods of more than one hour. Heated and cooled rest areas are provided for all employees.
Noise: Frequently travels to other areas of the plant requiring hearing protection.
Hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical equipment
and/or parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat, exposure
to chemicals, or wet floors.
Hazardous Materials: Potential exposure to oils and chemicals. Personal Protective Equipment
required and provided for employees working with hazardous materials.
Respirator use: Occasionally required to wear a respirator, but not during the regular course of work.

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