Location: Lake Alfred, FL
Job Title: Electrical Technician
Reports To: Maintenance Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
COMMENTS: This job description reflects assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
SUMMARY: The primary role of the Electrical & Mechanical Technician (E&M) is to provide competent and effective electrical and mechanical maintenance support to Plant operations. The E&M must identify, troubleshoot and repair production equipment and processes with electrical and/or mechanical problems. They must be able to run tests, isolate problems, and perform the necessary tasks to ensure equipment reliability is maintained. They must be able to perform preventive maintenance as prescribed by PM Work Orders.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Troubleshoot and diagnose electrical and mechanical issues of industrial equipment and processes.
- Performs preventive maintenance on mechanical systems to include disassembly, cleaning, reassembly, and startup.
- Repairs and maintains the operating condition of industrial production and processing machinery and equipment.
- Requisition materials from prepared layouts and assist to maintain replacement parts inventory.
- Repairs and replaces broken or malfunctioning components of machinery and equipment.
- Cleans, lubricates, and adjusts parts, equipment, and machinery.
- Disassembles machinery and equipment to remove parts and make repairs.
- Diagnose, isolate, and repair electrical, electronic, and instrumentation malfunctions to include the replacement and adjustment of components, integral units, motors, controls, standard devices, and gear.
- Able to read and interpret drawings, including schematics, P&ID, and Control Panel Designs.
- Program and troubleshoot PLC based systems.
- Install, test and repair electrical components and wiring systems.
- Use appropriate test instruments, gear, and equipment to test and ensure compatibility and safety of all circuits, components, switches, controls, etc, to assure performance quality and operation.
- Communicate with management, engineers, mechanics, and equipment operators to advise them if there are any potential electrical hazards.
- Execute the maintenance work schedule as provided by his/her supervisor.
- Ensure the safety, quality and food safety needs are given a top priority in Operations support and work execution.
- Update the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) as necessary to maintain accurate plant asset historical records.
- Adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in the execution of the work schedule and operational support. Ensure the shop is maintained in a safe and orderly fashion.
- Performs other tasks and special assignments as requested by management.
- Make emergency repair when necessary to offset excessive downtime and production days.
- Equivalent to two-year degree vocational education supplemented by maintenance training and/or experience to be competent and proficient in one or more of the traditional maintenance trades
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Minimum of five years applicable industrial electrical craft experience required
- Ability to do the work with minimal supervision.
- Maintenance background, which includes hydraulics, controls, electrical, machine tools and pneumatics.
- Working knowledge of hand and power tools.
- Able to read one-line diagrams, P&IDs, blueprints and schematics.
- Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work efficiently under stressful situations.
- Skill in troubleshooting mechanical and electrical problems on production equipment.
- Ability to read and interpret a variety of technical data, such as schematics, one-line diagrams.
- Execution of work orders on the schedule(s) and their completion within the specified time frame.
- Must be able to use a computer and associated software programs.
- Perform all tasks in a safe manner to ensure achievement of Quality, Service and Cost objectives.
- Perform Breakdown Analysis (BDAs) to identify root cause of unplanned downtime
- Knowledge of regulations, procedures, and policies related to records maintenance and documentation.
- Requires moderate to heavy lifting and carrying; up to 50 pounds.
- Requires walking, standing, sitting, squatting, crawling, kneeling, reaching overhead, twisting, and turning
- Must be able to use hands with fine motor skills in the use of industry specific tools