Off Shift Journeyman Electrician

Job Overview
Job Order:JO00019509
Date Posted:Nov 19
Category:5 - Skilled Trades
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A stable and profitable Manufacturing Company in the Alpena, Michigan area is in need of a Journeyman Electrician. This is a Full Time, Permanent, Direct Hire Position offering Competitive Hourly Compensation, Good Benefits, Paid Holidays and Vacation.

Under general supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor. Installs, tests, repairs, inspects and maintains metering and recording instruments, controlling devices, data logging and display equipment, communications systems; and performs related work as required.

This is a journey level classification, requiring the incumbent to be fully competent to install, maintain, troubleshoot, document and repair a wide variety of industrial instrumentation which include, electronic monitoring, metering, controlling and signaling devices used in the production, treatment and distribution of varied processes. The work covers the entire industrial instrumentation and telemetry trade, and the incumbent is expected to often work independently due to the diverse nature of the work. The Instrument Technician position requires a higher level of knowledge, skills and abilities, including ability to troubleshoot a variety of electrical systems and programmable logic control (PLC) software. Incumbent will also be subject to standby duty and emergency call outs.

General Duties of Maintenance Technician

  • Safety is a premier importance for this electrical position. Many duties the instrumentation technician must perform on a daily basis are extremely dangerous to themselves and those around. All electrical safety procedures must be followed at all times with no exceptions.
  • Installs, maintains, repairs, overhauls, calibrates and tests a wide variety of industrial instrumentation that record, indicate, control and regulate level, flow, pressure, temperature, position and water analysis. Troubleshoots process controller hardware, maintains a functional knowledge of the operation of the telemetry system software and hardware. Makes periodic preventative maintenance inspections of all metering control instruments, diagnosing existing or potential trouble; cleans, lubricates, calibrates and adjusts as conditions indicate. Lays out, install and place into service new metering, controlling and recording devices, calibrating as required; may extend or connect related electrical circuits.
  • Reads and interprets wiring diagrams, mechanical drawings, and specifications in making installations or performing major repair work. May make estimates of labor, materials, and supplies as necessary for the performance of specific assignments. Keeps records; makes verbal and written reports of work performed. Troubleshoots telemetry and PLC software and hardware, makes recommendations and performs software changes, maintains documentation of changes to the software and hardware.
  • May direct the work of others on specific projects, and coaches and trains less-experienced Instrument Technicians and others on the procedures of the work. Performs the repairs and testing work requiring higher-level knowledge, skills, and abilities, and serves as a technical resource to others.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities of Maintenance Technician

  • The safe use of a wide variety of hand and power tools, electronic and electric test equipment as related to field and shop work; and safe work practices. Testing, repairing, installing industrial instrumentation and controls according to established procedures and standards, reading instruments accurately; working from and interpreting wiring and mechanical drawings; use of hand and power tools and equipment to test and calibrate instrumentation and controls. Making estimates of labor and materials.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and establish and maintain effective working relationships. Keep accurate, complete records and prepare reports. In addition to the above:
  • Knowledge of the theory of programmable logic controllers and man machine interface software and hardware.
  • Skill in diagnosing and making changes to PLC software and hardware. Coaching and training less-experienced technicians and others on the procedures of the work. Directing less-experienced technicians and others on the specific procedures of the work.
  • Ability to be a resource to others on the technical aspects of the work Certificates. Must possess physical and mental characteristics to perform the essential functions of the job, including ability to see, hear, speak, walk, twist, bend crawl, reach, climb ladders and stairs, work in positions and spaces that may be awkward or difficult to access, use hands and fingers, sit and use computer and related hardware, and lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be willing to work outdoors in a variety of conditions and work overtime as needed. Be subject to call standby duty and emergency call-outs. Work safely with voltages from 12vdc to 4160AC. Follow all electrical safety standards including but not limited to lock out, arc-flash, and NEC requirements.


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