The Electrical Technician and Panel Builder is responsible for laying out and building custom electrical control panels and related industrial electrical/control equipment, including motor control centers, PLC panels, marshaling panels, heater power panels, and related electrical assemblies.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Understand and support the production schedule and work hour budgets
- Communicate with the Production Manager, and if necessary, the Project Managers, Discipline Managers, and Lead Engineers / Designers the status of day-to-day production operations
- Effectively apply PTI’s procedures and company standards
- Proactively work with other staff within the Systems Integration Group, and those within PTI such as the Project Managers, Lead Engineers and Designers to ensure all work products and are checked, QA\QC is complete and outstanding problems are resolved before submittal
- Coordinate other duties and business unit strategic objectives as assigned by the Production Manager.
- Participate in team and client meetings when required
- Keep Production Manager well informed of work changes that may impact the project scope, schedule, and budget
- Timely resolve and/or escalate issues
If requested, work with Project Managers, Lead Engineers, and Designers to implement improvement goals from post-shipment performance reviews (i.e. Lessons Learned meetings
Possess and develop through continuing education and training a thorough understanding in the areas of electrical control panel assembly, including:
- Understand industrial panel layout drawings, point-to-point wiring diagrams, wiring schematics and bill of materials
- Ability to read prints and interpret electrical symbols, understand construction notes, and identify bill of material components.
- Identify material and components used in panel fabrication, including wire types, fuses, breakers, terminals, switches, pilot lights, etc.
- Review, understand, and follow project specifications
- Identify and stage materials in support of panel assembly
- Perform in-process and final assembly quality checks, including continuity testing, resistance testing, dimensional checks, and factory acceptance testing.
- Maintain “as-builts” (redline mark-ups) for feedback to engineering/drafting
- Maintain quality documentation, including test reports, calibration reports, installation manuals, and other material/instrument documentation
- Coordinate with procurement to maintain stocking levels of standard electrical components
- Package and prepare components for shipping per project specifications
- Ability to use basic hand tools (drills, wire strippers, crimpers, sheet metal knockouts, jigsaw, wrenches, screwdrivers, etc.)
Client and Coworker Expectation
- Work diligently to meet company and client expectations
- Communicate effectively with coworkers and management to identify needs and evaluate alternatives when needed
- Continually seek opportunities to increase customer satisfaction
- Perform daily activities with integrity and in a professional manner
- Assist and encourage coworkers to attain goals and pursue continuing excellence
- Identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change
- Accurately communicate current and forecast production status to Management and Lead Engineers and Designers
- Submit time sheet reports and expense reports timely and accurately
- Comply with and help to enforce standard policies and procedures
- Suggest areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions
- Participate on internal teams/task forces
- Ensure you are qualified to perform assigned tasks/work and speak up when you are unsure of the requirements for the task.
- Adhere to company policies
- Proactively participate in performance evaluations with your supervisor(s) including communicating your professional career objectives and working to meet personal, department and company goals
- Communicate job expectations by understanding how your performance and job contributions will be evaluated
- High School degree or equivalent is required
- 3 – 5 years’ experience as a Technician or similar position in the manufacturing industrial control, or related industries
- Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check
- Experience with UL508A, NEC, and / or hazardous area rated electrical equipment a plus
- Working knowledge of electrical and equipment control systems including wiring, conduit, pneumatic tubing
- Ability to bend and lift in excess of 50 pounds
- Required to frequently stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear; occasionally sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
- General computer skills are necessary - proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook
- Experience with mechanical and laser engraving systems a plus
- Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
- Occasional travel to client offices and construction sites may be required
- Shop Technician may travel less than 5% of the year. Scope and duration of travel varies depending on the phase and needs of any given project (e.g. sales, front end design, installation, commissioning, and start-up).