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Production Maintenance Electrician
Ref No.: 17-08217
Location: Augusta, Arkansas

Job Summary
Client is seeking a 1 st shift Production Maintenance Electrician V for our new industrial maintenance team in Augusta, AR! Typical work schedule is Monday-Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pm; hours may vary based on business demand.
This production maintenance technician is responsible for acting as the subject matter expert in troubleshooting, servicing and documenting the electrical and controls needs of process / production equipment in an industrial environment.
  • Works with controls and instrumentation such as thermocouples as well as primary voltages up to and including 480v.
  • Ability to maintain, improve, and participate in developing control systems, programming ladder logic / PLCs (Allen Bradley, Siemens, Fanuc, Client, MicroLogix, ControlLogix, PLC-5) and HMI is preferred but not required.
  • Provides instruction, mentors and trains less skilled technicians as needed. Effectively communicates with the site management team and the customer to understand requirements, solve electrical problems, and provide solutions to manufacturing problems.
The Production Maintenance Electrician V must have the ability to identify and correct any safety-related issues and perform independent equipment evaluations to identify potential equipment failures. General Maintenance of equipment will also be required.
  • Diagnoses, troubleshoots, maintains, and repairs process / production machines, equipment and related electrical equipment, such as electrical control circuits from 24v up to and including 480v AC, electro-mechanical test devices, instrumentation devices, relay logic, PLCs / ladder logic controllers, motor drives, starters, and variable frequency drives as necessary. Solid Industrial Electrical skills required.
  • Calibrates instrumentation equipment and controls for optimum performance.
  • Engineers solutions and helps with procurement of spare parts.
  • Identifies and documents cost savings.
  • Utilizes strong electrical and mechanical skills in order to complete assignments.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on process / production equipment as scheduled in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Responds and provides service and feedback to the customer on all work orders while assuring compliance to codes, regulations and industry standards.
  • Recommends activities to improve maintenance methods and equipment performance.
  • Knowledgable and experienced with Arc Flash safety protocol.
  • Ability to work on, repair, maintain MCC's and electrical panels.
  • Safely performs functions of the position including following proper safety guidelines such as job hazard analysis and lockout/tagout procedures and wearing PPE as required.
  • Operates various measuring, diagnostic and testing instruments to help provide energy efficiency solutions.
  • Operates a variety of equipment such as hand tools, laptop computers and diagnostic hardware to perform work.
  • Maintains a strict schedule in order to be successful in the assignment, yet demonstrates flexibility in the day-to-day activities and scheduling for the benefit of the customer.
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager or Supervisor
Minimum Requirements
Minimum Requirements:
  1. High school diploma or demonstrated equivalent.
  2. Six years of experience as a production / process technician maintaining, troubleshooting or repairing electrical equipment and systems, or demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience.
  3. Ability to work from an aerial lift or scissor lift at heights up to 30 feet or higher.
Additional Information:
  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.
  • This position may require a valid Driver's License.
  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.
  • This position will require the ability to obtain a security access badge at our client's location.
  • This position may require various shifts, weekends, and alternative work schedules.
Physical Requirements:
  • Requires the ability to regularly lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Requires the ability to regularly climb extension ladders, roof ladder, stepladders, and stairs at least 10 times during shift.
  • Requires the flexibility to bend/stoop, squat repetitive during shift.
  • Requires the ability to regularly kneel repetitive for shift.
  • Requires the ability to move in a 90-degree fashion on a repetitive basis for shift.
  • Requires the ability to stretch/reach on a repetitive basis for shift.
  • Requires the ability to walk extensively throughout the plant during shift.
  • Requires the use of a Company/Client approved utility knife.
  • Requires the ability to differentiate colors pertaining to wire color-coding.
  • Some tasks will require repetitive wrist movement.
  • Requires the ability to interact with all clients in a professional and friendly manner despite periods of stress.
Special Requirements:
  • Wear steel toe safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves, hard hats and other Personal Protective Equipment as needed.
  • Cope with demands (stressors) that are associated with the job and/or the work environment so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution are maintained.
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Associates Degree in Industrial Technology, Industrial Electrical, or related program.
  2. Experience with Foundry equipment such as Vibratory, Conveyors, Furnaces, Filtration systems.
  3. Experience troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing and altering PLCs, such as Allen Bradley.
  4. Experience using RS Logix, MicroLogix, ControlLogix and PLC-5 Software.
  5. Experience troubleshooting and diagnosing VFDs.
  6. Experience troubleshooting and repair of switchgear
  7. Experience troubleshooting and repairing testing instrumentation.
  8. Experience calibrating testing equipment.
  9. Experience documenting process procedures.
  10. Experience troubleshooting AC & DC control circuits.
  11. Experience troubleshooting analog control circuits.
Other Attributes:
  • Must be willing to work overtime when required. Maintenance and repairs occur when Production is not scheduled so Holiday and weekend work is often required