ELECTRONIC MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
Monday – Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm, some on call availability for nights and weekends
Pay depends on experience
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Troubleshoots and repairs PLC’s and CNC equipment, AC and DC motor drives, High Frequency welding systems, radio controlled devices, closed -circuit TV, and various other solid state controlled equipment.
- Troubleshoots and repairs overhead cranes, specialized production equipment in the Tapered Tube Facility, high-frequency induction equipment, CNC and NC equipment, communications equipment, and electrical distribution equipment. Troubleshoots and repairs complicated magnetic circuits.
- Program and edit programs on PLC’s to run the most efficient.
- Designs or modifies electronic/electrical systems to enhance equipment performance or safety.
- Installs, troubleshoots, and repairs various types of electrical, motor circuits, and control circuits in accordance with the National Electrical Code.
- Install all types of electrical distribution equipment including high and low voltage switchgear, buss ways, gutters, disconnects, conduits, and cables in accordance with the National Electric Code.
- Installs controllers and control equipment. Can modify equipment as necessary to adapt it for current requirements.
- Performs routine electrical tasks such as installation and repair of lighting fixtures, appliances, welding machines, and motors.
- Performs electrical troubleshooting and repair on all plant and production equipment.
- Performs preventive maintenance of all type machinery and equipment.
- Inspects machines for faulty wiring, excessive wear, and unsafe conditions.
- Reports unsafe conditions immediately, and takes immediate action to get them corrected.
- Uses troubleshooting aids such as volt, ohm, and amp meters, oscilloscopes, and digital read outs, and accurately interprets readings to identify problems.
- Performs service work efficiently with no supervision.
- May be called at irregular hours to handle emergency situations at the plant.
- Uses National Electric Code and local codes to assure that all systems are in compliance.
- Identifies and reports equipment abnormalities and safety hazards.
- Uses math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of decimals and fractions to compute power, current, voltage, and resistance. Uses schematics, and blueprints to analyze complex electrical and electronic circuits.
- Decides whether equipment can run or must be shut down. Determines power requirements and adequacy of existing and proposed circuits. Design and modify circuits when necessary to satisfy changing requirements. Decides whether circuits meet NEC, OSHA, and Valmont requirements. Decisions will often affect safety of others, including potentially life-threatening situations.
- Communicates with coworkers, supervisors, and all other shop departments regarding the maintenance and repair of equipment via notes, E-mail, or verbal communication.
- Records labor, repairs made, downtime, and use of materials.
- Performs housekeeping duties in shop and at work-site.
- Maintains test equipment, tools, and motor vehicles in good condition.
- Operates forklifts, man-lifts, and cherry picker.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Has knowledge of AC and DC circuits
- Has broad knowledge of solid-state circuits, and function of components
- Must know how to use and interpret oscilloscope and digital test equipment.
- Read and write clearly
- Intermediate to advanced shop math
- Must either be a graduate of an acceptable Technical Training School in the area of electrical maintenance, or any other maintenance related field, or have a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in a maintenance related field.
- PC literate (PLC software, Windows, etc)
HIGHLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL ALSO POSSESS
- Five years’ experience in an Industrial Maintenance role
- Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results