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Electrical Technician
Ref No.: 18-41365
Location: Shelbyville, Kentucky
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 25.00 - 33.00 /Hour
Skill Type
Skill Type:Engineering
Purpose:
To maintain and repair plant equipment, machinery, and facilities so as to achieve the production of cost effective quality products to meet business goals and objectives.

Principal Relationships:
Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor/Manager
Supervises: 0
Interacts with: Production, tooling, purchasing
General Responsibilities:
  • Performs preventative maintenance.
  • Identifies potential equipment problems and corrects them.
  • Maintains the equipment in a manner so as not to impede the production process.
  • Prepares plant equipment and facilities for production.
  • Responds to equipment failures or facilities problems in a timely and professional manner.
  • Informs manager or lead when critical replacement parts are used from inventory.
  • Troubleshoots equipment and recommends corrective action.
  • Identifies equipment problems in timely and accurate manner.
  • Implements contingency plans for keeping production running.
  • Assists in mold changes.
  • Ensures tools and equipment needed to change the mold in a timely manner is set up and available prior to the mold change.
  • Ensures molds are changed in a safe, efficient, and timely manner.
  • Inspects equipment on the mold, such as waterlines, clamps, etc. for wear and replaces them as necessary.
  • Ensures mold is set according to operating specifications.
  • Maintains work areas to keep them free of trip hazards and other safety issues.
  • Ensures tools and auxiliary equipment are returned to their proper place after a job or project is completed or after a mold change is complete.
  • Cleans the machinery as necessary.
  • Complies with safety standards.
  • Lock out/tag out procedures are followed at all times.
  • OSHA safety standards are complied with at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Key Competencies:
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Knowledge of basic hand and power tools

Qualifications [Knowledge, Experience Skills]:

Knowledge/Education required:
A High School Diploma or Equivalent


Related Experience required:
  • Experience as a Maintenance Technician in the plastics industry preferred.
  • Experience with large tonnage machines (4000 ton) highly desirable.
  • Experience with two barrel Italtech machines preferred.
  • Experience with electrical equipment, preventative and reactive.
  • Works with minimal supervision and must be able to plan and organize work.

Specific Skills required:
  • Safety and Quality Standards
  • Basic math skills
  • Forklift operations
  • Basic mechanical skills
  • General computer skills
  • Crane operations
  • General maintenance skills
  • Problem solving skills (CA)

Certifications, licenses and or other special requirements:
  • Valid Driver's license and good driving record may be required
Work Conditions:
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding environment that is aggressive and fast paced.
  • Must respond to frequently changing priorities
  • Ability to lift up to 85 pounds required