TITLE: Electrician - Trainee
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Electrical Maintenance
SUPERVISOR: Direct - Electrical Superintendent
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Electrical Trainee works in the Electric Shop as manpower support and through on-the-job training working with other Electricians and continued formal education, trains and prepares to qualify as Class B or Class A electrician, and performs plant electrical repair as qualified.
ESSENTIAL/PRIMARY JOB DUTIES: Duties will include but not limited to:
1. Trains, studies, and repairs plant electrical wiring systems, fixtures, transformers, and other electrical equipment including: communication systems, fire alarm systems, video systems (cameras and monitors), industrial mobile equipment electrical systems, generators, plant lighting, AC motors, DC motors, starters, breakers, DC drives, AC drives, A/B PLC systems, control wiring, AC controls, DC controls, motor control centers, Industrial Automation, pneumatics and hydraulic controls, propane gas controls, electronic controls, computer controls, air conditioning controls and electrical wiring.
2. On-the-job training on construction and repair of cable tray systems, conduit systems, including bending conduit, pulling and terminating wire, splicing and insulating, and working overhead and underground.
3. On-the-job training on periodic preventive maintenance of electrical equipment and spaces, including cleaning, painting, insulation, and shop clean-up.
4. Works and trains in the electrical shop.
5. Studies and practices safe work habits and lockout procedures.
6. Responsible for being present and on time for work each day.
7. Responsible for complying with all work rules, including those that pertain to safety and health.
1. Perform any and all additional duties as may be required for the fulfillment of his/her responsibility.
1. Must have High School Diploma; plus be enrolled in or have two year vocational degree in electrical or electronics or four years in an apprentice training program.
2. Must complete OSHA Lift Truck Certification.
1. Must have basic knowledge of the practice, methods, tools, equipment, and materials of the electrical trade.
2. Knowledge of the occupational hazards of the electrical trade and the necessary safety precautions.
3. Basic knowledge of the National Electrical codes.
4. Manual dexterity and skill in the use and care of tools and equipment of the equipment of the electrical trade.
5. Basic skill in locating and adjusting defects in electrical systems and equipment.
1. Understanding of basic English language preferred.
2. Basic ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to read and interpret sketches, diagrams, and blueprints.
HOURS OF WORK:
DAYS: 40 hours each week with overtime as necessary.
SHIFTS: 12 hour shifts on a rotating 3-2-2 schedule. Must be able to work both day and night shifts, for training, or as assigned.
1. Must be physically fit and capable of performing a variety of strenuous activities as outlined in essential/primary job duties section including, extensive climbing of stairs and ladders, and walking.
2. Must lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds.
Bonuses available after 90 days.