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Industrial Electrical Technician

Company: vvf intervest, llc
Location: Montgomery
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

General Overview:
The Industrial Electrical Instrumentation Technician is responsible for the safe, efficient, and effective operation of equipment in VVF's operations.
Basic Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have five (5) years on-the-job experience as an industrial electrician.
  • Extensive experience in electrical troubleshooting, and installing and repairing pneumatic/electrical instrumentation, power distribution, and control/power wiring.
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics, and national electrical code.
  • Experience creating and updating drawing files using AutoCAD Software.
  • Experience creating and maintain procedures and other documentation necessary to support the operation.
  • Experience working with AC/DC drives and motors, PLC's, sensors, and control devices.
  • Experience with various Servo/Stepper/Custom drives systems as used on existing equipment. (Kinetics/Sercos/Lexium/Emerson Servos, Parker Compumotor Stepper Drives, etc.)
  • Experience with ethernet/RS232/RS485/Modbus+/DeviceNet communications to various industrial equipment types in order to troubleshoot, diagnose, program and repair malfunctions.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose problems using an oscilloscope where required.
  • Experience working with mechanical components and systems, (motor, gearbox, bearing, driveshaft, sprockets, roller chains, etc.)
  • Must have basic standard and metric hand tools (e.g. sockets, wrenches, pliers, channel locks, wire cutters).
  • Ability to operate shop equipment: grinders, belt sanders, drill press, band saws, hydraulic press, electric drills, etc.
  • Ability to work any shift, and overtime as required. Preferred Qualifications:
    • Basic knowledge of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
    • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings, hydraulic schematics and technical manuals.
    • Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose PC Computer issues such as those used as HMI's in the Mix Room and on the production lines.
    • Ability to work with Production Personnel to implement minor operational changes in the various Control Systems through hardwiring and PLC programming.
    • Ability to use the Internet to obtain manuals, information and remote support when required.
    • Ability to program PLC's and DCS Control Loops.
    • Extensive experience working with, and troubleshooting Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) (AB SLC500-ControlLogix/TI-505/Modicon Quantum-984).
    • Experience working with Hydraulic Systems, Cylinders, Pumps, Valves, etc.
    • Experience working with piping.
    • Working knowledge of welding, drilling, milling, and lathe work.
    • Experience rebuilding and overhauling packaging equipment. Physical Requirements:
      • Requires sufficient physical ability to walk, stand, sit, and climb stairs; to frequently bend, squat, crouch, kneel, twist, and make other movements in the performance of daily activities; grasping, handling/fingering and using hand tools; to reach above shoulders and outward, and lift, carry, push and/or pull moderate amounts of weight.
      • Work is performed in an internal and external plant environment; confined space entry required; exposure to noise, dust, and odors; all types of weather and temperature conditions; frequently at heights. Key Responsibilities:
        • Coordinates troubleshooting and correction procedure documentation for all electrical items and issues where possible. Includes updates of existing procedures and development of new procedures.
        • Follows NEC and NFPA 70E electrical standards and takes corrective action with VVF Engineering assistance on any systems that are found to be in violation of these standards.
        • Assists in remote troubleshooting when VVF engineering assistance is required.
        • Obtains troubleshooting assistance through Rockwell, Schneider or FasTrak via Internet or phone contacts when necessary.
        • Coordinates and verifies that proper documentation is provided in all completed work orders that details the issue reported and the electrical troubleshooting and repair steps taken to correct them.
        • Performs a wide variety of service work in one or more specialized maintenance area
          such as mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, carpentry, or machine servicing, etc.
        • Ensures operation of electrical systems and equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on electrical components and machinery wiring; following national electrical code, manuals, schematic diagrams, and other specifications.
        • Installs new machines by installing conduit, wire and electrical equipment; using hand tools and test equipment.
        • Repairs electrical systems and equipment by diagnosing malfunctioning electrical devices, determining faulty wiring; inspecting and testing.
        • Controls downtime by informing production workers of routine electrical preventive maintenance techniques and monitoring compliance.
        • Programs automated machinery by operating, testing for malfunctions, and verifying repairs to programmable controllers.
        • Prepares electrical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
          • Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
          • Performs general manual labor work.
          • Performs all duties in a safe manner, utilizing safety practices and procedures required by VVF and applicable law (e.g. OSHA, etc.), personal protective equipment, and reporting procedures. Reviews all pertinent safety material before conducting new assignments.
          • Monitors for, and reports unusual occurrences to management.
          • Maintains all equipment and facilities in a clean, orderly and operating condition.
          • Trains other employees as required.
          • Assists Operations and Maintenance as required.
          • Completes work orders as required.
          • Must maintain skills training as required by VVF, regulations and permits.
          • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management. No task or duty is exclusive to a classification or skillset. An employee working in this classification is expected to perform various duties and tasks that traditionally may not have been assigned under a more narrow job classification.
            The above statements shall not be construed as a complete description of all the work requirements.
            VVF is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex or gender, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, including the perception that a person has any of those characteristics or that the person is associated with a person who has, or is perceived to have, any of those characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable law. VVF is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call Human Resources at (630) 892-4381 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Keywords: vvf intervest, llc, Montgomery , Industrial Electrical Technician, Professions , Montgomery, Alabama

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