Electrician Trainee / Electrician Modified / Electrician Craft (373536)
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Birmingham, AL 35207
Performs all advanced and critical electrical maintenance and electrical construction work throughout the plant.
Be familiar with all electrical equipment in their assigned area.
Knows the location of various electrical equipment e.g., motors, controls, etc.
Knows the location of spare parts.
Informs Unit Foreman when parts required to do a job are not available.
Informs Unit Foreman when stock of frequently used supplies is low.
Maintains the proper storage and inventory of spare parts, equipment and supplies.
Be familiar with safety rules and performs duties consistent with accepted industry and company safety practices.
Knows hazardous areas.
Does bench repair work on electrical equipment.
Knows where to locate blueprints for jobs when needed.
Be able to read difficult electrical schematics and blueprints and able to document and edit errors and inconsistencies.
Be able to properly use a burning/welding torch, be able to electric arc weld, and braze.
Makes adaptations as necessary on electrical equipment to make it work consistent with the company’s requirements.
Be able to determine sources of electrical trouble and correct them.
Bends and installs conduit, fittings, enclosures, switches, disconnects, etc. Properly size and pulls wire consistent with national and local codes. Follows through until equipment is operating satisfactorily.
Must have thorough working knowledge of electricity, electrical circuits and electrical equipment particularly as they apply to shop equipment operations. Able to apply this knowledge to make necessary repairs safely and efficiently.
Documents the procedures and calibrations performed on instrumentation and equipment to meet current ISO requirements.
Utilizes technical knowledge to assure the accuracy of recorded data for parts and equipment; locates and identifies missing data and enters all information into maintained records.
Assists in the return and repair of instruments and devices to outside vendors. Performs the necessary tasks to ensure that repaired items are returned to their proper locations, documented and inventoried.
Receives work orders from computerized systems, performs necessary repairs and documents the repair and the parts usage data into the CMMS database.
Assists in the procurement of electrical parts necessary for repair and installation of equipment.
Performs necessary fieldwork to obtain motor and equipment information and other data necessary to create a permanent record.
Keeps work area clean and orderly. Knows safety rules that apply to the safety of others and to personal safety. Reports malfunction of equipment to proper authority. Performs other work as instructed by supervision.
Must have successfully completed an apprentice program in an electrician craft classification and must have met the legal requirements of the City, State or National Codes applicable to the craft electrician trade. OR Must have met the legal requirements of the City, State or National Codes applicable to the craft electrician trade with two years work experience as a journeyman electrician. OR Must have successfully completed a trainee or apprentice program in an electrical craft classification with 8,000 hours electrical experience. Proof of experience is required. Applicants who have not met the legal requirements of the City, State or National Codes applicable to the craft electrician trade will progress toward craft rate pay based on the rate and progression policies of AMERICAN. OR Applicants who have not successfully completed a trainee program in an electrical craft classification with seven (7) years well-rounded experience will be considered if they have three (3) or more years well-rounded electrical experience (i.e. electrical troubleshooting and repairs) in a heavy industrial environment and are willing to sign an agreement to successfully complete a modified Penn-Foster curriculum approved by the department head.
Must be physically able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.
Must be able to climb and work from high places.
Must be able to read difficult electrical schematics and blueprints.
Must meet physical requirements for safe operation of mobile equipment as administered by the Safety Department.
Due to the hazardous nature of the job environment (mobile equipment, overhead cranes, etc.), an acceptable level of vision and hearing are required in order to identify and respond to visual and audible warnings in a safe manner.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: NONE
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS:
Sitting is required to operate mobile equipment.
Standing on various surfaces while putting conduit together, assembling and disassembling motors, performing maintenance, etc.
Walking on various surfaces such as rebar, concrete, dirt, and gravel is required to access jobs in all areas of the plant.
Climbing stairs required throughout plant, to offices, from 5 steps to approximately 150 steps at cupola.
Climbing ladder is required to access load center, overhead crane, substations, cupola, bucket truck, etc.
Balancing required for ladders and working in high places. Balancing may be required for long periods when working in high places such as on a ladder, roof of a building, etc.
Stooping and kneeling to perform maintenance on equipment, run conduit, disconnect and connect motors mounting on floor, wiring plugs, etc.
Crouching to troubleshoot panel, perform maintenance on equipment, etc.
Crawling occasionally required depending on accessibility of job area.
Overhead reach for line work, wiring, installing light fixtures, running conduit, etc.
Forward reach for wiring, wiring panels and motors at approximately 33 inch workbench height, operating drill press with 48 to 64 inch handle, grinder, saw, etc.
Bended reach used for shoveling dirt, bending conduit, rebuilding motors, etc.
Handling tools – screw driver, sander, wire cutters, pinch grip, keyhole saw, skill saw, phone, conduit bender, power bender, power tools, manlift levers, etc.
Use of fingers required for paperwork, recordkeeping, operating switches, wire nuts, push buttons, keyboard, wiring, bolts, etc.
Feeling to position bolts, screws, check temperature and vibration, troubleshoot, etc.
Talking on two-way radio, person-to-person, instruction, diagnosing problems.
Vision required looking at prints; performing maintenance on equipment, discerning colors of wire, quality and safety. Depth perception also required to operate boom truck and to utilize open/close stick for the operation of disconnects.
Hearing is required for safety and instruction.
Lifting up to 50lbs maximum required; hammer drill, hand bender, light fixtures (23-50 lbs), come-along (36 lbs), pipe wrenches (17-20 lbs), lift.
Carrying is required for tool belt and wrenches could be up to 20 lbs. Pushing and pulling required for wire, etc. could be with 50 lbs. of force.
*Works in areas where it is often very hot, dirty and exposed to smoke and fumes.**