Electrical Maintenance Technician

Columbus, IN

Post Date: 04/17/2017 Job ID: EB-1512196345 Category: Engineering
The maintenance technician installs, maintains, and repairs machinery, equipment, physical structures, and pipe and electrical systems within the company's manufactuirng environment. 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Install and repair electrical apparatus, such as transformers and wiring, and electrical and electronic components of machinery and equipment.
  • Install, program, or repair automated machinery and equipment such as robots or programmable controllers,
  • Operate cutting torch or welding equipment to cut or join metal parts.
  • Listen for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discusses machine operation variations with supervisors or other maintenance workers to diagnose problem or repair machine.  Dismantle defective machines and equipment and install new or repaired parts.  Clean and lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery.  Lie out, assemble, install and maintain pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment and repair and replace gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment.
  • Set up and operate machine tools such as lathe, grinder, drill, and milling machine to repair or fabricate machine parts, jigs and fixtures, and tools.
  • Visually inspect and test machinery and equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:
  • Troubleshooting electrical circuits from 24 volts D/C to 480 volts A/C 3-phase
  • Ability to change and test 3-phase motors (change polarity)
  • Knowledge and experience with Variable Frequency Drives, Mechanical Limit Switches, Proximity Switches, Servo Controlled Motors, Servo Controlled Valves
  • Knowledge and experience with a multi-meter/circuit tester. Test circuits, test voltage, check fuses, OHM wires, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience with installing and bending conduit
  • Knowledge and experience in pulling wire through conduit/termination of wires
  • Allen Bradley PLC experience – troubleshooting, reading ladder logic, ability to toggle bits and force on/off inputs
  • Mitsubishi PLC experience – troubleshooting, reading ladder logic, ability to toggle bits and force on/off inputs
  • The ability to operate a High-lift (man-lift)
  • The ability to work alone or with a team
  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics

  • Minimum 2-3 years experience in industrial maintenance field; or five years or more related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Minimum 2-3 years fabrication experience.
  • Preferable experience would include industrial electricity, relay logic & ladder logic troubleshooting, basic PLC experience, and variable frequency drive knowledge.  Experience in hydraulics, pneumatics, HVAC, and diesel engines would be helpful.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standarization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees of organization.

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