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Working As An Electrician/Mechanic

  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $51,880

    Average Salary

What Does An Electrician/Mechanic Do At Owens Corning

* Performs all functions of the job in a safe manner and promptly reports any unsafe behaviors to the shift supervisor.
* Maintains, installs, operates, sets up and tests all types of plant equipment; both mechanically and electrically.
* This also includes any lubrication or other periodic servicing of same.
* Reads and works from basic blueprints and drawings to perform maintenance and service, install and/or modify equipment.
* Reads wiring diagrams and sketches.
* I s knowledgeable of Underwriters and NEMA codes and requirements and is able to work to same.
* Possesses sufficient knowledge for correct analysis of mechanical/electrical difficulty and makes necessary corrections.
* Always works with safety in mind and is knowledgeable of LOTO, machine guarding and other safety rules, policies, procedures and laws.
* Assembles, dismantles and/or moves any type of equipment using proper tools, rigging and gear.
* Maintains good housekeeping sufficient to insure safety and uphold plant standards.
* Performs repairs and maintenance on piping, and any plant equipment.
* Disassembles and assembles motors, gearboxes, speed regulators, controllers and other types of electrical equipment.
* Also works on bearings, slip rings, brushes, gears, mounts, etc.
* Installs and repairs electrical conduit, connections and splices cable.
* Uses all types of testing equipment normally used in an industrial setting.
* Diagnoses both electrical and mechanical problems and develops fastest, low cost options to fix.
* Is willing and able to instruct, train and direct the efforts of others.
* Works alone or in cooperation with others and other department to do any work on any plant equipment in the most time and cost efficient manner.
* Handles all maintenance requests as directed.
* Operates any plant mobile or hoisting equipment for the performance of maintenance/engineering work.
* Performs other related duties consistent with the nature of the job as directed by the supervisor

What Does An Electrician/Mechanic Do At Berry Global Inc.

* Determine the cause of mechanical breakdowns, repair and return equipment to proper operating order in minimum time.
* Completely assemble or disassemble production lines or support equipment as required for repairs or installations.
* Perform electrical troubleshooting on; AC & DC motor drives, distribution panels, solenoids, relays, and other related devices.
* Make all necessary mechanical and basic electrical adjustments to production lines or support equipment to insure proper operation.
* Regularly inspect production lines and support equipment and oil, grease, clean, repair, or modify same in performing preventive maintenance routines.
* Maintain required maintenance logs, time sheets, blue prints on other documents used in performing maintenance functions.
* Order spare parts, replacement parts and other materials required through group leader, stockroom, or supervisor.
* Communicate with shift leads and supervisor about on-going issues and the ability to provide resolution with proper documentation and root cause analysis.
* Work with minimal supervision in a team environment.
* Complete all required safety work orders and report back to supervisor upon completion Follow all safety guidelines for lockout / tag out set forth by department, plant and Berry Plastics.
* Maintain clean, safe work area, by being efficient neat and organized ( 5S ).
* Perform other tasks as directed by supervisor Communicate and work effectively and positively with all co-workers

What Does An Electrician/Mechanic Do At Peter Kazella & Associates, Inc.

* Troubleshoot and Run Diagnostics, Conduct Preventive Maintenance and Emergency Repairs on Critical Facilities Equipment within the Data Center as specified and on schedule.
* Participates in the preparation of analyses and reports on the data center infrastructure, develops project plans and conducts briefings and presentations
* Operate and perform annual service on a variety of state of the art critical systems, including but not limited to; medium voltage switchgear, diesel generators, paralleling switchboards, UPS, PDU, mechanical heat rejection systems, computer room air handlers, fire detection/suppression and building monitoring systems.
* Ensures that operational, maintenance and emergency methods of procedure (MOP’s and SOP’s) are developed and strictly adhered to.
* Review schematics and one line diagrams in the event of servicing equipment within the facility
* Application assistance to design engineers and architects

What Does An Electrician/Mechanic Do At International Paper

* Effectively troubleshoot and repair facility and production mechanical equipment on a daily basis.
* Effectively troubleshoot, repair, and install electrical control systems and PLCs.
* Install new electrical services.
* Install new or rebuilt machine parts.
* Rebuild failed components.
* Support installation of new systems and equipment

What Does An Electrician/Mechanic Do At Ingersoll Rand

* Participate in training and ultimately be able to install, maintain, and align plant machinery such as mechanical presses, lathes, pumps, industrial power vehicles, cranes, and HVAC equipment.
* Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair equipment.
* Perform general facility maintenance such as window and door repair.
* Use hand and power tools as needed to accomplish job requirements.
* Read and interpret schematics, parts manuals, blueprints, sketches, hydraulic diagrams, and manuals.
* Assist, instruct, and work effectively with other employees.
* Maintain abilities through continuing application of skills.
* Continue training and education on technology through opportunities provided by the department and the company.
* Perform work in a safe manner.
* Must not be intimidated by heights or by working in a confined space.
* Respirator use may be required.
* Enter and complete work orders into CMMS
* Must participate in basic problem solving, 5S, lean, and natural work group activities.
* Must be able follow standard work, demonstrate the ability to complete production and maintenance records and daily documentation related to operations

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How To Become An Electrician/Mechanic

Although most electricians learn through an apprenticeship, some start out by attending a technical school. Most states require electricians to be licensed. For more information, contact your local or state electrical licensing board.

Education

A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

Some electricians start out by attending a technical school. Many technical schools offer programs related to circuitry, safety practices, and basic electrical information. Graduates usually receive credit toward their apprenticeship.

After completing their initial training, electricians may be required to take continuing education courses. These courses are usually related to safety practices, changes to the electrical code, and training from manufacturers in specific products.

Training

Most electricians learn their trade in a 4- or 5-year apprenticeship program. For each year of the program, apprentices must complete at least 144 hours of technical training and 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training.

In the classroom, apprentices learn electrical theory, blueprint reading, mathematics, electrical code requirements, and safety and first-aid practices. They also may receive specialized training related to soldering, communications, fire alarm systems, and elevators.

Several groups, including unions and contractor associations, sponsor apprenticeship programs. Many apprenticeship programs have preferred entry for veterans. The basic qualifications to enter an apprenticeship program are as follows:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High school education or equivalent
  • One year of algebra
  • Qualifying score on an aptitude test
  • Pass substance abuse screening

Some electrical contractors have their own training programs, which are not recognized apprenticeship programs but include both classroom and on-the-job training. Although most workers enter apprenticeships directly, some electricians enter apprenticeship programs after working as a helper. The Home Builders Institute offers a preapprenticeship certificate training (PACT) program for eight construction trades, including electricians.

After completing an apprenticeship program, electricians are considered to be journey workers and may perform duties on their own, subject to any local or state licensing requirements. Because of this comprehensive training, those who complete apprenticeship programs qualify to do both construction and maintenance work.

Some states may require a master electrician to either perform or supervise the work.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states require electricians to pass a test and be licensed. Requirements vary by state. For more information, contact your local or state electrical licensing board. Many of the requirements can be found on the National Electrical Contractors Association’s website.

The tests have questions related to the National Electrical Code, and state and local electrical codes, all of which set standards for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment.

Important Qualities

Business skills. Self-employed electricians must be able to bid on new jobs, track inventory, and plan payroll and work assignments. 

Color vision. Electricians must identify electrical wires by color.

Critical-thinking skills. Electricians perform tests and use the results to diagnose problems. For example, when an outlet is not working, they may use a multimeter to check the voltage, amperage, or resistance to determine the best course of action.

Customer-service skills. Residential electricians work with people on a regular basis. They should be friendly and be able to address customers’ questions.

Physical stamina. Electricians often need to move around all day while running wire and connecting fixtures to the wire.

Physical strength. Electricians need to be strong enough to move heavy components, which may weigh up to 50 pounds.

Troubleshooting skills. Electricians find, diagnose, and repair problems. For example, if a motor stops working, they perform tests to determine the cause of its failure and then, depending on the results, fix or replace the motor.

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Top Skills for An Electrician/Mechanic

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Top Electrician/Mechanic Skills

  1. Motor Control
  2. PLC
  3. Electrical Conduit
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Used prints and schematics to assemble, wire and repair electrical control panels, motor control circuits and related machinery components.
  • Utilized basic PLC knowledge, changed gear boxes and shafts on motors as needed.
  • Installed electrical conduit lighting and electrical devices.
  • Comply to all OSHA regulations, and company lockout tag out safety policies and practices.
  • Perform upgrades to existing electrical systems (adding new switches or outlets to existing circuitry, including high voltage outlets)

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