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Working As An Electrical Maintenance Technician

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • $36,630

    Average Salary

What Does An Electrical Maintenance Technician Do At Orbital ATK

* The Sr.
* Electrical Maintenance Technician is responsible for maintaining production and quality by ensuring operation of machinery and mechanical equipment.
* Job Duties:
* Perform routine electrical/electronic preventative maintenance on plant equipment, on our CNC machines, Boilers, Auto claves, HVAC, General lighting, Air compressors, Hydraulic systems, Overhead Bridge Cranes etc.
* Responsible for the repair, modification and maintenance of a variety of electrical and electronic equipment.
* Perform tasks like wiring circuits, replacing components and repairing electronic devices.
* Performs test readings using several different instruments, including semiconductor testers, curve tracers, oscilloscopes, signal generators and digital multi-meters
* Other duties to support Maintenance Team as assigned

What Does An Electrical Maintenance Technician Do At Tradesmen International, Inc.

* Installing power supply wiring and conduit such as: EMT, O
* CAL, Rigid conduit, MC cable, strut, cable trays
* Troubleshooting electrical components, wiring diagrams, transformers, motors, panels, and circuits
* Installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical systems such as: switch gears, motor controls, electrical panels, CT cabinets, conveyor systems, lighting, and power supplies
* Maintaining current electrician's license or identification card to meet governmental regulations
* Testing electrical systems or continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using testing devices, such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, or oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system
* Inspecting systems, equipment, or components to identify hazards, defects, or the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes
* Directing or training workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures
* Diagnosing malfunctioning systems, apparatus, or components, using test equipment and hand tools to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem

What Does An Electrical Maintenance Technician Do At National Oilwell Varco

* Maintain all
* manufacturing machines and equipment to operate efficiently. (Include: Extruders,
* pullers, vacuum system, chillers, silos, suction system, rotatory winders,
* compressors, boilers, pumps, ovens, hydraulic systems, etc.)
* Should be able to
* trouble shoot problems in complicated electrical grids, isolate the issue and
* solve it.
* Maintain the facility,
* when it calls in support as required like electrical, electronic, AC, etc.
* Install new machines/equipment
* and fabricate jigs/fixtures as required.
* Should
* be able to work on basic machines in machine shop.
* Maintain records of each
* machine separately, related to all maintenance activities, breakdowns,
* preventive maintenance, etc.
* Maintain
* required inventory of spares, for cost effective operation.
* Plan, schedule and complete
* Preventative Maintenance Program".
* Coordinate for special projects as directed
* by the supervisors/ Manager.
* Assist in monitoring all works being
* performed by outside contractors.
* Responsible for
* hour emergency maintenance service calls.
* Ensure proper
* housekeeping and control of machines and equipment.
* Comply with all
* Company and HSE related policies and procedures.
* Other duties as
* assigned

What Does An Electrical Maintenance Technician Do At Mohawk Industries

* Program and troubleshoot PLCs, HMIs, servo drive and inverters with a specific focus on Siemens products
* Setup, tune and troubleshoot control loops such as temperature, level, speed, and tension
* Utilize lean manufacturing processes to drive process improvement and improve uptime
* Resolve issues in a safe timely manner, always completing work to NEC
* Lead root cause analysis for equipment failures
* Drive process improvements with lean tools such as 5S, TPM, and PM schedule
* Troubleshooting equipment and building facilities electrical systems
* Must be able to program and modify parameters in inverters and other process related equipment as per Supervisory Instruction
* Must fill out job reports, calibration reports as tests are made
* Account for equipment downtime and parts consumed during the shift in SAP
* Must perform and report PM schedules
* Must work with all maintenance personnel on projects or otherwise to keep equipment operational
* Must be able to use electrical test equipment DMM, Ammeter and Megger meter
* Train other technicians to perform maintenance activities within the limit of their capabilities as needed
* Wear appropriate PPE and promote a safe working environment
* Must be willing to assist in areas not typically defined as maintenance during special times of need
* Perform multi craft functions within your current level of training and ability

What Does An Electrical Maintenance Technician Do At Westrock

* Duties include but not limited to:
* Repair/replace relays, versatile with Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) equipment, printed circuit boards, and circuit control devices
* Perform electrical troubleshooting on; AC & DC motor drives (solid state and electro-mechanical), distribution panels, motor controls, solenoids, relays, PLC, and other related devices
* Perform troubleshooting of electrical refrigeration equipment, locating and repairing electrical malfunction(s) this does not include system charging or reclamation
* Perform troubleshooting on pneumatic and hydraulic systems
* Perform building instrumentation system repairs, repairs are made following strict National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements
* Perform troubleshooting of material handling equipment, loading dock apparatus, and mechanical conveying equipment
* Perform and repair of plant lighting and ancillary electrical equipment systems
* Install conduit and cabling with strict adherence to NEC system requirements
* The ability to size wiring, starters, transformers, and over/under current protection with adherence to NEC and Milwaukee City specifications

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How To Become An Electrical Maintenance Technician

Jobs in this field typically do not require any formal education beyond high school. General maintenance and repair workers often learn their skills on the job. They start by doing simple tasks and watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers.


Many maintenance and repair workers learn some basic skills in high school shop or technical education classes, postsecondary trade or vocational schools, or community colleges.

Courses in mechanical drawing, electricity, woodworking, blueprint reading, mathematics, and computers are useful. Maintenance and repair workers often do work that involves electrical, plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning systems or painting and roofing tasks. Workers need a good working knowledge of many repair and maintenance tasks.

Practical training, available at many adult education centers and community colleges, is another option for workers to learn tasks such as drywall repair and basic plumbing.


General maintenance and repair workers usually start by watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers. They begin by doing simple tasks, such as fixing leaky faucets and replacing lightbulbs. After gaining experience, general maintenance and repair workers move on to more difficult tasks, such as overhauling machinery or building walls.

Some general maintenance and repair workers learn their skills by assisting other types of repair or construction workers, including machinery repairers, carpenters, or electricians.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensing requirements vary by state and locality. For more complex tasks, workers may need to be licensed in a particular specialty, such as electrical or plumbing work.


Some maintenance and repair workers decide to train in one specific craft and become craftworkers, such as electricians, heating and air-conditioning mechanics, or plumbers.

Other maintenance workers eventually open their own repair or contracting business. However, those who want to become a project manager or own their own business may need some postsecondary education or a degree in construction management. For more information, see the profile on construction managers.

Within small organizations, promotion opportunities may be limited.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. These workers interact with customers on a regular basis. They need to be friendly and able to address customers’ questions.

Dexterity. Many repair and maintenance tasks, such as repairing small devices, connecting or attaching components, and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand–eye coordination.

Troubleshooting skills. Workers find, diagnose, and repair problems. They perform tests to figure out the cause of problems before fixing equipment.

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • German

  • Portuguese

  • Bulgarian

  • Japanese

  • Carrier

  • Dutch

  • Russian

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Top Electrical Maintenance Technician Skills

  1. Troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers
  2. Motor Control Centers
  3. Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Installed, upgraded several Motor control centers.
  • Diagnose and modify machinery to eliminate or reduce unnecessary downtime due to consistent process failures and increase efficiency and safety.
  • Performed routine maintenance repairs and p.m's on all Hydraulic equipment Installed new machinery and all electrical services needed for operation.
  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance tasks, such as checking, cleaning, or repairing equipment, to detect and prevent problems.
  • Perform routine daily maintenance activities on air compressors, welders, paint booths, mobile equipment, and overhead cranes.

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