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Maintenance Electrician

Company: Harsco Rail
Location: West Columbia
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Harsco is recognized for technical leadership and worldwide experience in virtually all major aspects of railway track maintenance. We enable railroads to operate at peak efficiency over smooth, precisely aligned track that increases railway safety while reducing fuel consumption and other key operating costs. Our broad array of equipment and services support every type of railway operator, from major national and international railway systems, to short lines and high-speed urban transit networks.

Job Description

As a Maintenance Electrician , you will be responsible for performing general upkeep on buildings' electrical systems. This entails inspecting the premises, performing routine maintenance and fixing any faulty wiring. Replacing electrical wires is necessary, so the ability to read blue prints and abide by the National Electric code is essential.
Ability to utilize both mechanical skills and knowledge (pneumatics, hydraulics, bearings, power transmission, and lubrication) and electrical/electronic skills and knowledge (PLCs, A/C, D/C motors and drives, schematics) in our continuous process manufacturing environment to achieve machine uptime metrics.
Inspect on a routine basis electrical equipment, wiring, fixtures and other components to ensure they remain functional and are up to code, as well as to identify any hazards or issues.
Troubleshoot all type of equipment to determine the reasons for any malfunctions of systems or components, and create a maintenance or repair plan to solve the problem.
Perform major electrical repairs and installations from 480 volt buss down to co-component level. Repair electrical systems, wiring, circuit breakers, equipment and other components so that they remains at full functioning capacity.
Test and repair all plant electrical facilities using devices such as voltmeters, oscilloscopes and ohmmeters to ensure the system remains safe and that components are compatible.
Must be able to interpret complex electrical, mechanical and construction drawings and or schematics. Reviewing the blueprints/drawings to understand the placement of wiring or to comprehend the working of the equipment to provide the right service and repairs.
Provide suggestions on the lifespan of equipment and other electrical components, advising when certain components should be replaced due to potential risks. Also, provide modifications to plant equipment to increase production capacity of equipment.
Keep records of all maintenance and repair work conducted, including a record of any supplies ordered and used.
Installs conduit and electrical wiring for machinery and cranes.
Ensure all routine maintenance work is handled on a regular schedule to reduce the risk of larger and more complex issues and to reduce costs.
Must have ability to obtain Journeyman Electricians card.
Crane inspector card is a plus.
Be an active participant in the safety process and practice safe work habits at all times by the guidelines of the NAFP 70E regulation.

Must possess tools necessary to perform the duties outlined.

Basic Qualifications


High School Diploma and 4 years of Electrical Trade School
Must be familiar with standard shop math

5 - 6 years of experience in electrical maintenance
Relevant electrician certification or license
Familiar with the National Electric Code
Interpersonal Skills
Technical Skills
Must have experience using voltmeters, oscilloscopes and ohmmeters
Basic computer knowledge is required: Microsoft Office
Other Skills Ability to effectively plan and organize
Ability to communicate with others

Essential Functions
The ability to predictably and regularly attend work and to be punctual
The ability to work autonomously with little supervision
The ability to follow direction or instruction
Ability to write in a clear and concise manner
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions

Preferred Qualifications
3 - 5 years of experience in electrical maintenance or associated work

Additional Information

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

If you have a difficulty applying for any job posted on Harsco Rail's website because a disability prevents you from using the online system, Harsco Rail offers the following alternate application procedure: Contact Brittany Brown, HR Generalist, at 803-822-7440 and Harsco Rail will arrange for an alternate method of applying and will consider your application together with all other applications received for the job. Please call only for disability application. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Keywords: Harsco Rail, Columbia , Maintenance Electrician, Professions , West Columbia, South Carolina

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