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Industrial Electronic Technician

Description: 

 

 

Position Title

Industrial Electrical Technician

 

 

Pay Rate:

($31.81 to $40.00/hr.)

 

 

 

Category/Shift:

Hourly Full-Time

7am-7pm

7pm-7am

 

Sign on Bonus: $2,000 ($1,000 after 30 days, $1,000 after 6 months)

 

 

Physical Location:

Lexington SC Box Facility

129 Zenker Road.

Lexington, SC 29072

 

 

 

 

The Job You Will Perform:

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

 

  • Observes mechanical devices in operation and listens to their sounds to locate causes of trouble.
  • Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to maintaining production equipment to optimize run ability through preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of machines.  Candidates for consideration should have strong troubleshooting skills in electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and the aptitude to correct system failures.   
  • Candidates are also expected to utilize both excellent electrical/electronic skills and knowledge (PLCs, A/C, D/C motors and drives, schematics) and mechanical skills and knowledge (pneumatics, hydraulics, bearings, power transmission, lubrication) in our continuous process-manufacturing environment to achieve machine uptime metrics. 
  • Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts.
  • Examines form and texture of parts to detect imperfections.
  • Inspects used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements.
  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments.
  • Repairs or replaces defective parts.  Installs special functional and structural parts in devices.
  • Lubricates and cleans parts.
  • Starts devices to test their performance.
  • Sets up and operates lathe, drill press, grinder, band saw, milling machine, welder, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts.
  • Movement/positioning/replacement of heavy weight equipment with the aid of mechanical means such as forklifts, pry bars, and chain falls.
  • Position requires pushing toolbox to work areas. 
  • Requires carrying, lifting, and transporting of parts to and from work location and maintenance shop by hand or mechanical means. 
  • Job requires the following personal protective equipment:  cut resistant gloves and sleeves, heat resistant gloves and sleeves, safety glasses, goggles, face shield, ear plugs, bump cap and steel toed shoes.
  • Position requires the use of hand tools such as wrenches, hammers, punches, screw drivers, pliers, and pipe wrenches on a continuous basis to perform normal duties.   Tools used can range from a small 4” screw driver to a 36” pipe wrench.  Tasks range from fine adjustments that require dexterity for circuit board adjustments to using both hands to apply force when pushing or pulling a wrench to break pipe fittings.
  • Performs plant startup tasks, energizing all equipment and ensuring operation.
  • Installs power supply wiring and conduit for newly installed machines and equipment such as conveyors and programmable controllers. 
  • Connects power supply wires to machines and equipment, and connects cables and wires between machines and equipment.
  • Replaces faulty electrical components on machine such as relays, switches, and motors, and positions sensing devices.
  • Diagnoses and repairs or replaces faulty electronic components, such as printed circuit boards.
  • Replaces electric motor bearings and rewires motors.
  • Diagnoses and replaces faulty mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components of machines and equipment.
  • Cleans work area, tools, and equipment.
  • Utilizes computer for work order entry and completion status.
  • Installs power supply wiring and conduit for newly installed machines and equipment such as conveyors and programmable controllers. 
  • Connects power supply wires to machines and equipment, and connects cables and wires between machines and equipment.
  • Diagnoses malfunctioning apparatus such as transformers, motors, and lighting fixtures and replaces damaged or broken wire and cables.
  • Tests malfunctioning machinery and discusses malfunction with maintenance manager.
  • Replaces faulty electrical components on machine such as relays, switches, motors, positions sensing devices, AC/DC Drives and PLC components.
  • Diagnoses and repairs or replaces faulty electronic components, such as printed circuit boards.
  • Replaces electric motor bearings, brushes and rewire motors for installation.
  • Diagnoses and replaces faulty mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components of machines and equipment as necessary.

 

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud (95dB

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 

The employee is regularly working on/near machinery that runs up to speeds of 1,000 fpm and is equipped with steel rolls, knives, slitter blades, belts, and die cutters.  Tasks are completed in close proximity to electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, gravitational, mechanical, chemical, and thermal energy sources. 

At times the employee must troubleshoot energized equipment, with potential exposure to electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical, and thermal energy sources.

The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and fumes or airborne particles. 

Employee must work on/near steam injected vessels with temperatures ranging from 340◦ to 370◦.

Position requires walking across conveyor equipment using platforms three to four inches in width. 

Employee must work in near proximity to fork lift traffic.

The employee is frequently exposed to vibration, fumes, or airborne particles.    

Plant temperatures can range from 50°F to 110°F with seasonal changes. 

The hiring process for successful candidates will include a pre-employment aptitude test and team interview.   

 

 

The Skills You Will Bring:

 

Minimum qualifications for consideration are a high school degree (or equivalent experience) and five years of maintenance experience with at least one year with the same employer.  Highly-qualified candidates would possess a technical degree or apprenticeship certification and maintenance experience in the corrugated industry or similar manufacturing environment.

 

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to communicate effectively.

 

Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.  Ability to perform calculations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to read a tape measure, micrometer, dial indicators, pi tapes, and manometers.

:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to climb or balance.

 

Employee must regularly climb portable and fixed ladders and stairs and perform tasks at elevations and on elevated platforms.

 

Employee must climb in, on, and around equipment and machinery to make adjustments, repairs, and perform maintenance, requiring good balance and hand, eye, foot coordination.  Employees may have to work in confined areas or awkward positions in order to complete tasks.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

 

The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

  • Paid time off including Vacation and Holidays
  • Retirement, pension, and 401k Matching Program
  • Medical & Dental
  • Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Life & Disability Insurance

 

 

The Career You Will Build:

  • Leadership training
  • Promotional opportunities

 

 

The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the plant, and our company! IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 120 years. Join our team and you’ll see why our team members say they’re Proud to be IP.

The Culture You Will Experience:

International Paper promotes employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces. We have team members all around the world with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. These are our strengths. We are committed to creating a culture where all individuals are respected, valued, engaged and have an opportunity to do their best work every day. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly inclusive and diverse culture.

 

The Company You Will Join:

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting InternationalPaper.com.

 

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Location: 

Lexington, SC, US, 29072

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  May 26, 2024

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