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Electrician

Company: West Fraser
Location: Chappells
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Plant-Electrician is a "working electrician" that is expected to perform skilled journey-level work in construction, maintenance, and repair of electrical and electronic equipment, apparatus, and fixtures plant where heavy manufacturing equipment is used in the production of OSB Lumber.
The position requires strong troubleshooting skills to diagnose and correct electrical problems of heavy manufacturing equipment, utilizing hydraulics, pneumatics, and automated equipment utilizing voltage from 5Vdc to 4160V ac 3 phase, VFD, DC Servos, and PLCs.
What you will do:
May be responsible to perform a combination of the following duties based upon job assignment:


  • Inspect, maintain, repair, and overhaul electro-mechanical and solid-state electrical equipment using a variety of electrical test equipment, meters, and powered and non-powered tools.
  • Provide preventive and predictive maintenance of the electrical systems; conduct daily rounds and readings.
  • Install new electrical and electronic equipment and electrical wiring according to the National Electrical Code and company electrical standards.
  • Maintain and repair electrical and electronic systems used in the facility, including its associated equipment, Powerflex variable frequency drives (VFD), drives, and controls.
  • Perform high voltage switching and operate generators in support of operations.
  • Responsible for station Lockout/Tagout procedures as mandated by company policy.
  • Work safely and cooperatively with co-workers, supervisors, and outside contractors.
  • Lead a work party in performing maintenance or repair work.
  • Comply with and practice proper equipment clearance procedures.
  • Perform all work in compliance with applicable codes, standards, safety, and environmental regulations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Treat all with dignity, respect, and courtesy.

    General Qualifications - Skills/Competencies/Knowledge -:

    • Methods, equipment, and materials used in the electrical trade.
    • Health, safety, and environmental laws and regulations.
    • Strong understanding of applicable electrical and other maintenance-related laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures.
    • Principles of electronic theory as applied to electrical and electronic circuits, wiring, and electrical equipment used in power generation.
    • Ability to read electrical schematics, blueprints, shop drawings, electrical prints, wiring diagrams, and nameplates.
    • Knowledge of single-phase and three-phase AC circuits.
    • Ability to use ladders, scaffolding, and/or a scissor lift while performing job duties.
    • Ability to work with power tools, small-motorized equipment, and other service vehicles.
    • Work independently with little direction.
    • Team player and highly self-motivated individual.
    • Ability to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and on-call to meet the facility's need for any emergency repairs, as well as for routine preventive maintenance during off-peak production periods.
    • Good communication skills and ability to follow oral and written instructions.


      • Theory of operation and use of Programmable Logic Control (PLC) units and other computer-based equipment.
      • Install, program, and troubleshoot Allen Bradley and Siemens PLC-based equipment.


        • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

          Degrees / Certificates / License Experience required:

          • 3+ years of demonstrated relevant industrial plant or outside contractor experience performing a wide variety of maintenance and operational tasks servicing comparable heavy industrial equipment
          • Strong troubleshooting skills to diagnose and correct electrical problems of heavy manufacturing machinery.
          • Ability to 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.
          • High School diploma or GED equivalent.
          • AA Degree preferred

            Working Hours

            • Will be required to work a 2-2-3 rotating shift schedule after the initial training period. This is a 12.25 hour shift 6:45 a - 7p or 6:45p to 7a that rotated between nights and days every 2 weeks.

              -Our highly competitive compensation package and outstanding benefits include:
              Benefits starting Day 1
              Competitive starting pay
              On-the-job training -
              A culture that strongly believes in promoting from within
              Medical
              Dental
              401k with company match
              Life Insurance
              Disability Insurance
              Paid vacations and holidays
              Safety is one of West Fraser's core values and our employees can expect a challenging, stable work environment with career development opportunities.
              - -
              Apply:
              If you are ready to build your career in a company that thrives on growth, a safe work environment, rewarding work, challenge, and opportunity, come build your career with us at West Fraser:
              West Fraser is a diversified North American wood products company producing southern yellow pine lumber and wood chips across the Southern US and Western Canada. We are the largest lumber producer in North America!
              Our employees operate in a culture that values safety first and rewards hard work. We recognize and support our team culture and focus on growing our team by promoting from within - many of our employees have built their careers with us. West Fraser is a growing company that believes strongly in promoting from within and prides ourself on providing a challenging environment with continuous development. The successful candidate should be interested in future growth opportunities within the company.
              We thank all candidates for their interest. Please apply through our online application process as resumes will not be accepted at the site. No phone inquiries, please.
              West Fraser believes inclusive, diverse teams build a more vibrant workforce, safer operations, and a stronger company overall. We strive to create workplaces and leadership teams that are reflective of the diverse communities we are a part of. We will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, gender, national origin, or any other protected legal characteristic.
              West Fraser is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D & Drug-Free Workplace
              -EducationRequired
              • GED or better
              • High School or better

Keywords: West Fraser, Columbia , Electrician, Professions , Chappells, South Carolina

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