Job Title:

Maintenance Electrician Unlicensed







Reports To:

Maintenance Manager

FLSA Status:

Position Purpose

  • Perform electrical maintenance and repair of company equipment; perform or assist in the installation, maintenance and repair of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and plumbing systems.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform a variety of electrical functions for repairing equipment and machines in both plant and offices.
  • Install new machinery, fixtures and necessary electric, plumbing and related hook-ups for the equipment to become fully operational.
  • Diagnose problems and repair machinery and equipment as promptly as possible to minimize down time; includes all electrical, hydraulic, mechanical and pneumatic machine operations.
  • Determine repair parts and supplies needed and requisition them through Maintenance Supervisor or Lead.
  • Record all electrical installations requiring state inspection in the Electrical Inspection Log.
  • Follow job site safety policies and procedures to prevent injury to self and/or others; i.e. safety lockout devices, warning signs, face shields etc.
  • Assist in developing and perform preventive and predictive maintenance on equipment and machines in plant and office.
  • Work with licensed electrician to gain knowledge pertaining to earning Class A Journeyman or Maintenance Electrician licensing with the goal of earning that license.
  • Use a variety of skilled trade technologies to repair and/or rebuild equipment.
  • Must be knowledgeable of the safety requirements in the handling of chemicals and/or hazardous waste.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Skills/Abilities - Must have electrical and mechanical skills, hydraulic and pneumatic skills, ability to read blueprints and schematic drawings. Able to work cooperatively with people from all areas of the company.
  • Learning Period - Six months to a year is necessary to learn the basics of the job. Three or more years on the job in addition to prior experience is necessary to handle all aspects of the job with minimal supervision.
  • Supervision Received - Position receives general supervision, only exceptional problems are referred to the supervisor. Assignments for projects are usually specifically assigned, those for repairs are in order of priority. The incumbent uses established procedures to complete tasks.
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making - Diagnoses problems with machines or systems, proceeds with necessary repairs to complete the job. Works independently and determines the most efficient manner of proceeding. Errors in judgment may not be detected until they have caused noticeable costs in time and money.
  • Relations with Others - Works with all levels of employees, from all areas of company. May participate in small group activities such as task teams, safety meetings or other improvement efforts.

Qualifications / Prior Experience

  • Training and Experience - Vo-tech electrical training program or minimum two years industrial electrical experience. Knowledge and experience in electrical and mechanical work, metal fabrication, machinery and equipment. Must complete respirator training.
  • Additional Preferred Qualifications - Must possess own tools.

Work Environment / Other Requirements

  • Equipment Operated - The incumbent operates stand-up and sit-down forklift, hand tools, power hand tools, electrical testing equipment, programmable logic control interface equipment, precision measuring devices, as well as metal and wood fabrication equipment. Sustained high degree of care required to prevent damage to equipment.
  • Working Conditions and Hazards - Exposure to more serious hazards of machine operation and electricity up to 480 volts. Routinely exposed to the potential of fire and chemical hazards. Occasionally exposed to varying degrees of heat and cold, dust and dirt, fumes, and poor lighting. Uniform safety practices consist of safety shoes, safety glasses and other devices as required.
  • Physical Effort Required - Work is occasionally heavy and often requires working from ladders or manlifts and in awkward positions. Considerable standing, climbing, lifting, bending and reaching required. Manual dexterity is necessary.