Reference : 583728

Industrial Maintenance Electrician (Journeyman)

  • Technical Production
  • United States SEATTLE
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 11/15/2020

Position description



This position is responsible for ensuring safe, reliable and efficient electrical maintenance of production equipment to meet operating standards and manufacturing needs.

The position consists of electrical maintenance of plant equipment; large grinding mills, rock conveyor systems, gas fired dryers, transfer conveyors, pumps as well as mobile equipment. The plant has a variety of electrical equipment including, Allen Bradley PLC’s & VFD’s, Danfoss drives, Modicon PLC’s and Ethernet communications. Working as part of dynamic team, the position will be involved in all aspects for planned/unplanned electrical maintenance using Continuous Improvement tools and methods (TPM).

This is a represented position and reports to the Maintenance Supervisor.




  • Read and understand electrical prints and schematic drawings
  • Troubleshoot and repair all types of electrical controls, including 460 volt - three phase motors and equipment
  • Troubleshoot and repair Programmable Logic Controlled (PLC) equipment, including Allen Bradley and Modicon controllers
  • Troubleshoot and repair Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) motors and equipment
  • Perform electrical control design work and equipment control modifications
  • Perform electrical equipment installations according to National Electrical Code (NEC) including all feeder and branch circuits
  • Maintain a safe work environment and the safety management of assigned employees. Must recognize unsafe conditions and practices and make corrections to prevent injuries and property loss. Required to complete safety audits/inspections of the assigned work area; thorough investigations of incidents and accidents, job safety analysis and have periodic safety meetings
  • Support 5S and World Class Manufacturing initiatives
  • Work within the Safe Work Process and Permitting procedures in CertainTeed Gypsum Inc.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Capable of troubleshooting, repairing and installing electrical controls and equipment, including PLC, VFD and PC communication systems
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing
  • Must understand and use preventive and predictive maintenance systems and World Class Manufacturing tools
  • Must have basic computer skills, including the ability to learn/use the corporate CMMS (7i) software as well as be able send and retrieve email, access company web pages through the Internet and to use basic business software like MS Word and MS Excel
  • Self-motivated and willing to maintain and continue to develop his/her skills

The above declarations are not intended to be all-inclusive of this position’s duties, responsibilities and requirements to do this job. They are intended only to describe its general nature.  



  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of three (3) years of diverse industrial electrical maintenance experience
  • Hold a valid Journeyman Status as an Electrician or Industrial maintenance electrician’s Diploma


  • Associate degree in Electrical Engineering or related one year industrial electrical trade school training
  • Electrician license
  • Ability to program PLC and SCADA equipment
  • Previous experience with maintenance of gypsum production equipment

Additional Requirements



Company/Group/Unit Sales:   No    Controllable Budget:   No (including payroll)



Number Supervised: Direct: 0      Indirect: 0 



  • Work is performed in a manufacturing plant environment with limited HVAC, concrete floors, and exposure to industrial noise, dust, chemicals and temperature changes
  • Normal plant operation is 24 hours, 7 days a week and work hours may vary depending on business needs. 
  • May require long hours, and weekend and holiday work
  • May require travel by air and rental cars
  • May also require shift work
  • Physical demands include, but not limited to: walking and climbing, entering confined spaces, and heights; able to lift 50 pounds; able to operate powered machinery and tools


  • Must be capable of wearing personal protective equipment necessary to comply with government and company safety standards whenever engineered methods of reducing hazards or physical requirements cannot be reasonably accommodated. 
  • Job includes tasks that require walking, bending, twisting, gripping, stair and ladder climbing, entering confined spaces, navigating rough terrain and occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs. 
  • May require long periods of sitting, walking, standing, working on a computer or engaging in telephone conversation.


Who are we ?

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

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