Plant Electrician Job Description

Plant Electrician Job Description

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Plant electrician provides training and assistance to non-electrical CU Anschutz Medical Campus staff on electrical repairs and new installations to ensure compliance with electrical code, CU Anschutz Medical Campus Construction Standards, accepted good trade practices.

Plant Electrician Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Performs preventive maintenance and repair on all switchgear control circuits, generators, contactors and relays in accordance with procedures and manufacturers’ recommendations
Tests and repairs all safety circuits in generator and control units
Communicate with external and internal customers in a professional manner concerning all pertinent machine data that impacts the user's ability to run equipment or systems
Assist vendors during retrofits, modifications, or implementation of equipment methodology
Troubleshoot and repair complex electrical and electronic systems on all production and related equipment to component level
Read, understand, and use complex industrial mechanical, electrical and electronic schematics, blueprints, and equipment manuals
Proficient in the utilization of multimeters, meggers, oscilliscopes, frequency generators, data loggers, and assorted hand tools and documentation of measurements
Perform electrical repairs in accordance with National Electric Code (NEC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA-70E), local government code, and Occupational Safety and Hazards Association OSHA guidelines
Mentor Maintenance Mechanics by motivating, providing guidance and directions to help them achieve their goals
Actively engaged in safety, participating in safety programs, safety activities, perform risk assessments and demonstrate ownership leadership in personal safety of other team members

Plant Electrician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Plant Electrician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ISA, PAE, HVAC, MSHA, HV, OSHA, INPO, PLC, ARC

Education for Plant Electrician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the plant electrician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Technical, Associates, Industrial, Electronics, Education, Logic, Electrician, Computer, Engineering Technology, Military

Skills for Plant Electrician

Desired skills for plant electrician include:

National Electrical Code
Basic math
MS Office Suite applications
Print reading and revisions
OSHA safety requirements
Programmable controls
Especially those related to electrical operations and components and 70E
Three phase motors
Electrical standards

Desired experience for plant electrician includes:

The applicant must be able to work from ladders, bucket trucks, elevated cat walks, working in dusty atmospheres, cold/hot conditions, confined spaces, work on stack lighting at an elevation of 500 foot, use safety personal protective equipment and be able to lift at least 50 lbs occasionally
Qualified Journeyman Electrician having successfully completed a government sponsored apprenticeship or equivalent 8 years’ experience as an Industrial Electrician
Journeyman's card and/ or 8 years verifiable experience
Report any current or potential hazards to your immediate supervisor/dept
The correct Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) must be worn at all times
Housekeeping is a critical function of all jobs and the Electrician is expected to ensure all housekeeping activities are observed and carried out appropriately

Plant Electrician Examples


Plant Electrician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of plant electrician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for plant electrician
  • Manufacturing Department and General Plant to achieve organizational annual plan
  • Performing preventive and corrective electrical maintenance on plant equipment
  • Performing maintenance on high-voltage switchgear and electrical distribution systems
  • Troubleshooting problems with plant equipment
  • Using detailed work instructions, including electrical schematic and connection drawings
  • Operating company vehicles and equipment, such as hi-lifts, trucks and forklifts
  • Effectively communicating with plant staff and clearly document work performed
  • May be required to work days and hours outside normal shift schedule
  • Install, troubleshoot, PM, and repair electrical systems, apparatus, and electrical and electronic components of industrial machinery and equipment by following electrical code, manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints, and other specifications, using hand tools, power tools, and electrical and electronics test equipment
  • Install, repair and maintain machinery and equipment such as conveyor systems, hydraulic equipment, pneumatic equipment, compressors, auto-packers, robots or programmable controllers
Qualifications for plant electrician
  • Demonstrate strong leadership by problem solving
  • Far Acuity - ability to see clearly at 20' or more
  • Near Acuity - ability to see clearly at 20" or less
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience required in all phases of electrical work
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience required in power distribution wiring, directly related power plant/electrical switchgear and control panel maintenance and repair
  • Ability to read design drawings and wiring diagrams is required

Plant Electrician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of plant electrician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for plant electrician
  • Connect power supply wires to machines and equipment, and connects cables and wires between machines and equipment, following manuals, schematic diagrams, and blueprints, using hand tools and test equipment
  • Diagnose malfunctioning apparatus, such as transformers, motors, and lighting fixtures, using test equipment, and replace damaged or broken wires and cables, using hand tools
  • Test and diagnose malfunctioning machinery using test equipment, and repairs malfunction with other maintenance workers, such as machine repairer, maintenance and tool maker
  • Replace faulty electrical components of machine, such as relays, switches, and motors, and position sensing devices
  • Diagnose, repair or replace faulty electronic components, such as printed circuit boards, using electronic test equipment and hand tools
  • Working knowledge of equipment operations consisting of standard motor control, and programmable controllers
  • Plan layout of wiring and install wiring, conduit, and electrical apparatus in buildings
  • Diagnose and replace faulty mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components of machines
  • Answers trouble calls, performers scheduled and non-scheduled inspections, adjustments, repairs, , in accordance with diagram or drawing specifications, manuals or other instructions
  • Inspect, maintain, repair and overhaul electromechanical and solid state electrical equipment, using a variety of electrical test equipment, meters, powered and non-powered tools and equipment
Qualifications for plant electrician
  • Two or more years experience in Industrial electrical work
  • Tennessee electrical licenses preferred
  • Must have been employed as an electrician or electrician apprentice within the past 18 months
  • Operate vehicle/Forklift
  • Read Blueprints/Diagrams
  • Use hand tools and meters

Plant Electrician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a plant electrician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for plant electrician
  • Work safely and cooperatively with co-workers
  • Lead a team in performing maintenance or repair work
  • Other related incidental work as needed
  • Comply with and practice proper equipment clearance procedures
  • Perform all work in compliance with applicable codes, standards, safety and environment regulations
  • Responsible for lockout/tagout procedures as mandated by company policy
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and repair wastewater treatment plant industrial electrical equipment, motors, motor controls, panels and panel boards, communications equipment and HVAC equipment using industry required tools
  • Assist Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic with routine and non-routine maintenance duties on plant rotating equipment and mobile equipment
  • Assist Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Technician with routine and non-routine instrumentation equipment maintenance
  • Document both routine preventive maintenance and non-routine repair / equipment replacement performed using computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) work order generation and entry
Qualifications for plant electrician
  • Determine colors
  • Stand/walk extended periods of time
  • Work in high and/or confining places
  • Shift work/All shifts
  • Weekends/Holidays
  • Sense of smell

Plant Electrician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of plant electrician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for plant electrician
  • Assist plant operators with operations tasks as needed on a strictly non-routine basis
  • Assist and direct subcontractors in performing non-routine maintenance and equipment replacement
  • Perform routine equipment readiness and condition inspections as required and document on standardized inspection forms
  • Maintain a supply of critical spare electrical equipment as outlined in the CMMS spare parts list
  • Candidate must possess a HS diploma / GED certificate
  • Three (3) years experience in the maintenance and repair of wastewater treatment plant industrial electric equipment and instrumentation required
  • Candidate must have experience working in or around industrial facilities
  • Candidate needs to be able to safely operate and drive a company vehicle
  • Candidate must have an excellent understanding of Health and Safety practices and electrical and mechanical aptitude is a must
  • Candidate must be willing to work weekends, and Holidays as necessary
Qualifications for plant electrician
  • Differentiation of colors
  • The Electrician executes the timely and correct performance of scheduled assignments, work requests and projects
  • Use test equipment such as meters
  • This position may require emergency response organization participation
  • The successful candidate must meet background screening and fitness for duty requirements
  • The successful candidate must meet the physical requirements of the position

Plant Electrician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a plant electrician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for plant electrician
  • The candidate must be able to attain a 40-hour OSHA HAZWoper certificate or have a current certificate
  • The candidate must be able to attain a 24-hour MSHA Metal / Non-metal surface miner certificate or have a current certificate
  • Candidate will be required to wear safety equipment / PPE as appropriate for job tasks including fall protection, respiratory protection, and chemical safety equipment
  • Candidate will be required to perform moderate physical activity; ability to lift and carry items weighing up to fifty (50) pounds; crawling, bending, climbing, kneeling, squatting and working in confined spaces as necessary
  • The candidates must be eligible for employment in the U.S. , possess a valid U.S. driver’s license, and pass a pre-employment physical including drug screening and criminal background check
  • Execute work orders as per schedule and relevant work instructions to a high standard and in a timely matter
  • Efficiently resurrect the plant & equipment from a breakdown situation and employ RCA to prevent reoccurrence
  • Assist the Supervisor Infrastructure Services in identifying and implementing initiatives that contribute to current and potential value to the business, ensuring compliance to the Change Management Procedure
  • Develop, communicate and execute contracts having regard for Contractor Management Framework
  • Monitor and report against the Infrastructure Services Contract work plan and elevate unplanned and non-routine activity or performance to the Supervisor
Qualifications for plant electrician
  • State Certified Electrician and able to maintain certification required by the State
  • Medium work (up to 50 lbs
  • Completion of a three-year electrician’s apprenticeship
  • Ensure personal safety standards are understood
  • Ability to work shift work (including 12 hour shifts) and overtime (especially during refueling outages)
  • Proficient with computers, PLC programming, motor controls and power distribution

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