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Industrial Electrical Technician

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Summary

Under the direction of the Controls Engineer, the Industrial Electrical Technician assembles electrical control systems and is able to troubleshoot these systems both at Faith’s facility as well as our customers’.

Essential Duties

  • The listed duties are not all inclusive and may be expanded upon as management deems necessary.
  1. Control panel assembly
    1. Interpret electrical schematics, sub-panel layout drawings and instructions to assemble electrical panels
    2. Maintain schematics, layouts and files in a digitized computer system
  2. Wiring and fabrication of industrial control panels, associated equipment and machines
    1. Power, wire, debug and re-wire all sized electrical panels and machines
    2. Install power supply wiring and conduit for newly installed machines and equipment such as robots and controllers using hand tools, power tools and electrical equipment
    3. Troubleshoot electric systems
      1. Identify mechanical/electrical problems with equipment
      2. Install and repair electrical systems, machinery and electric components on industrial machinery
      3. Follow electrical code and blueprints using hand tools and tester equipment to troubleshoot
    4. Experience troubleshooting VFD and motor control circuits
    5. Experience with loop controllers and instrumentation
  3. Act as a technical resource for product field support of customers, service personnel and field sales force, assisting in addressing and resolving problems
    1. Travel to job sites to resolve problems with electrical systems
    2. Performs preventative and predictive maintenance as required of plant equipment, fixtures and buildings
    3. Assemble and install equipment as required
    4. Field wiring experience commissioning industrial equipment a plus
  4. Ability to work independently, in a fast pace environment
    1. Learn to perform field work duties with and without general supervision
  5. Performs other related duties as assigned

Responsibilities

  1. Promote and maintain a safe working environment for all employees
    1. Follows Lock Out/Tag Out procedures as required
    2. Remain updated on current professional practices
  2. Maintain a high awareness of new products, procedures and developments in the industry
  3. Respond to requests and communicating information in a timely manner
    1. Very conscious of project aggressive schedules and acts accordingly
  4. Follow all housekeeping procedures

Qualifications

  • In order to perform this job successfully an individual must be able to exercise each Essential Duty satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these Essential Duties.

Education / Experience

  1. High School diploma or equivalent
  2. At least 1 year experience with Industrial Panel Wiring
  3. AutoCAD or AutoCAD Electrical experience
  4. Experience with AC (up to 480v) and DC circuits
  5. Beneficial, but not required
    1. Experience in the Food and Dairy Industry
    2. Programming experience
      1. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
        1. Allen Bradley RSLogix 5/500/5000
        2. AutomationDirect DirectSoft
        3. Omron Sysmac
      2. Human Machine Interfaces (HMI)
        1. Allen Bradley PanelBuilder32, FT View Studio ME
        2. AutomationDirect C-More
        3. Omron Sysmac
    3. Knowledge of Allen Bradley communication protocols and networks
    4. Ability to read P&IDs
    5. UL experience

Language Skills

  1. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  2. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  3. Ability to effectively communicate with groups of managers, customers, and employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills

  1. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
  2. Ability to use and understand measurement devices; such as tape measures, scales, calipers.

Reasoning Ability

  1. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  2. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Other Qualifications

  1. Valid State-provided drivers license
  2. Requires the ability to operate a variety of standard office equipment, such as;
    1. Computers
      1. Programs: Word Processor, Spreadsheet
    2. VoIP Telephones
    3. Multifunction Printers (Fax, Copy, Scan)
  3. Ability to operate a variety of test equipment

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  1. Able to regularly lift 10 lbs and occasionally lift 40 – 60 lbs
  2. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.
  3. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach above shoulders; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  4. Performs work at various heights, from ladders, scaffolds, aerial lifts, catwalks, roofs, or other work areas, in a safe manner.

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock.
  2. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.
  3. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, occasionally loud.

Other

  1. Must be able to demonstrate in an interview the ability to read electrical, MCC and control drawings.
    1. This will require hands-on experience in doing wire terminations, point to point and assemble of control panels.
  2. The perfect person will have both experiences and the ability to demonstrate these skills in an interview as FEI designs, builds and integrates controls and control products into new and existing automated manufacturing systems.

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