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Senior Electrical Technician

Platinum Recruiting is currently seeking an Electronic Technician for a direct hire opportunity. This position is responsible to perform all required functions to install new equipment and to diagnose and correct operational problems with existing equipment.  The incumbent conducts troubleshooting on PLC controlled programming on all equipment.  In addition is expected to diagnose and provide solutions for existing equipment problems.  Both of these require an individual who can provide designs and manage implementation of required solutions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in the design of electrical systems for new production equipment and equipment upgrades
  • Implementing new product designs or product modifications and other functions necessary in the design and manufacturing of electrical/mechanical equipment
  • Fully participates in Lean/Six Sigma events for continuous improvement
  • Provides technical support to internal and external customers and contractors
  • Provides technical expertise to diagnose and engineer corrective action for plant equipment problems including material purchase, drawings, scope of work, bid packages, and project management
  • Assist in preparing capital budgets
  • Available on a 24-hour, 7-day on-call basis as principal respondent to physical plant emergencies and off-standard situations, as required
  • Consults and interacts with Facilities Planning, Plant Personnel, Procurement, Corporate Engineering and external consultants as appropriate regarding facilities modification/repair options, strategies, and cost
  • Assists in insuring that the facility is inspection-ready at all times
  • Supervises the work of contracted labor when necessary
  • Expedites repair of critical equipment as breakdowns or failures occur
  • Inspects the work of outside contractors for adherence to plans and specifications
  • Evaluates project sketches or blueprints and cost estimates to make implementation decisions
  • Assist in the formulation and arrangement of plans to update systems or reduce operating costs
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to those who are able to perform the essential duties of the job. 

EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • Technical degree in Instrumentation and Controls
  • 2 years’ experience in PLC programming.
  • 2-3 years of project or maintenance engineering experience
  • Project management skills
  • Knowledge of industry safety practices
  • Team based focus
  • High level of business integrity
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Prior experience in Preventative and Predictive Maintenance
  • Prior experience in Lean Manufacturing Excellence programs preferred
  • Computer proficiency with SAP, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience with SAP R/3 SAP BW preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Light to moderate physical effort required.
  • Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds.
  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach and move about the facility.

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

  • Nonconductive safety glasses must be worn at all times.
  • Must stay in compliance with PPE clothing associated with Policy S20 code NFPA70E
  • Hearing Protection
  • Safety Shoes

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Work performed in a Plant environment.
  • Exposed to any number of elements but with none present to the extent of being disagreeable.
  • Ability to climb in overhead structures, to work beneath machines and in close quarters performing analysis and repair work.
  • Exposed to high voltage electricity.
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