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Electrical Maintenance Technician

Location:  Bennettsville, SC

Electrical Maintenance Technician ( wood products manufacturing )--Bennettsville, SC

ARAUCO is a global manufacturer of sustainably-produced forest product solutions for construction, industrial, and retail markets. With over 120 facilities worldwide, we manufacture and distribute the industry’s most-comprehensive selection of wood composite panels, premium plywood, millwork, lumber, and FSC-certified wood pulp.

ARAUCO is growing in North America, with innovative manufacturing, state-of-the-art facilities, and a commitment to make a difference in the communities where we are located. We are seeking the right individuals for high-caliber opportunities in manufacturing, supply chain, maintenance, safety, and other related fields. This is a direct-hire role with benefits. We look forward to considering you as part of our team at ARAUCO!

http://www.arauco-na.com/

 

PRIMARY PURPOSE:
Safely and efficiently respond to all maintenance issues and upset conditions and strive to increase overall mill reliability.

DESCRIPTION AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Respond to mill breakdowns in a timely and efficient manner
  • Complete assigned work orders and support operations during upset condition.
  • Work closely with area operators to resolve maintenance related issues.
  • Responsible for shift pass down to oncoming technicians  
  • Maintain Electrical Logbook and keep it current at the end of each shift 
  • Understand and support the area maintenance initiative
  • Assist in developing  PMs for your area of responsibility
  • Know the downtime issues in your area and work to resolve them
  • Daily interaction with Area Operators and PIC’s. Read logbooks to know and address their issues.
  • Resolve quality & safety issues in your Area
  • Communicate maintenance issues to Operators, Supervisors, Planners, and peers directly or via email.
  • Interface with Area Planner to get down day & daily work scheduled
  • Work with other crafts & operators to increase uptime reliability.
  • Assist other crafts during breakdowns.
  • Check the ‘Event Log’ and work with the Area Planner to get items in your Area resolved
  • Investigate the root cause of equipment failure and make recommendations for long term fix.
  • Enter appropriate work requests for required follow-up work.
  • Complete assigned work orders or other PM/PdM activities as assigned and return completed paperwork.
  • Attend/Participate in maintenance crew meetings and other group functional meetings/training.
  • Support the Asset Reliability Process (ARP) as it is rolled out. This includes Area Management, Planning & Scheduling, Daily Schedules, etc.
  • Support the team to resolve process related issues and during process upset conditions.
  • Support the team to resolve process related issues and during process upset conditions.
  • Wear radio and respond to issues in your area when needed. Let operations and peers know about changes made while on shift.



REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Two year Degree in Electrical studies preferred.
  • Three years AC & DC motor control experience (including drives) preferred.
  • Three years electrical troubleshooting experience preferred.
  • Familiarity of the basic functions of SAP (CMMS system) preferred.
  • Ability to use multi-meter
  • Ability to meg AC/DC motors
  • Familiarity of wire sizing.
  • Strong written and communication skills required.
  • Ability to work extended hours and rotating shift as required.
  • Ability to work at heights, in hot, noisy & dirty environments required.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs required.
  • Proven ability to be a self-motivated and a self-starter required.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook preferred.

 

Arauco is an equal opportunity employer to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


Nearest Major Market: Florence
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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