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Amentum Controls Electrician in Waterloo, Iowa

Amentum is growing in Waterloo! This is the perfect role for a seasoned production maintenance electrician. This is a 1st shift position with some OT and weekends may be required depending on business demands.

In this role you will be responsible for troubleshooting, servicing, and documenting the electrical and controls needs of process/production equipment.

Essential Functions:

  • Preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, repair of ladder logic/PLC's/CNC (Allen Bradley, Siemens, Fanuc), industry networks (ProfiNet, ProfiBus, Ethernet IP, ControlNet) and HMI.

  • Preventive maintenance utilizing Thermograpy including capturing images, corrective actions, and documentation.

  • Provides instruction, mentors and trains less skilled technicians as needed.

  • Effectively communicates with the site management team and the customer to understand requirements, solve complex electrical problems, and provide solutions to manufacturing problems.

  • Demonstrates ability to identify and correct any safety-related issues and perform independent equipment evaluations to identify potential equipment failures.

  • Performs General Maintenance of equipment as required.

  • Diagnoses, troubleshoots, maintains, and repairs process/production machines, equipment, such as electrical control circuits from 24V up to and including 480V AC, electro-mechanical test devices, PLC’s, ladder logic controllers and variable frequency drives as necessary in a time sensitive environment.

  • Procures parts from crib systems, OEM, or authorized vendors.

  • Utilizes strong mechanical and electrical skills to complete assignments.

  • Performs preventive maintenance on process/production equipment as scheduled in the Computerized maintenance Management System (CMMS).

  • Responds and provides service and feedback to the customer on all work orders while assuring compliance to company policies, codes, regulations, and industry standards.

  • Recommends activities to improve maintenance methods and equipment performance.

  • Analyzes and resolves work problems or assists workers in solving work problems.

  • Understands company policies and enforces safety regulations. Safely performs functions of the position including following proper safety guidelines such as job hazard analysis and lockout/tagout procedures and wearing PPE as required.

  • Operates a variety of equipment such as hand tools, laptop computers and diagnostic hardware to perform work.

  • Maintain a strict schedule in order to be successful in the assignment yet demonstrates flexibility in the day-to-day activities and scheduling for the benefit of the customer.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or demonstrated equivalent.

  • Five years of experience performing general maintenance repair in an industrial environment or demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to work in an aerial lift or scissor lift at heights up to 30 feet or higher.

  • Experience troubleshooting and repairing PLC/CNC, such as Allen Bradley, Fanuc 16i & 30i series, Siemens 840D, etc.

  • Experience using software such as Studio 5000, RS Logix 5000, RS Logix 500, Step-7 TIA Portal, Step-7 5.6, Fanuc Ladder-III.

  • Must be able to work in the U.S. without sponsorship

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

  • This position may require a valid Driver’s License.

  • This position will require the ability to obtain a security access badge at our client’s location.

  • This position may require various shifts, weekends, and alternative work schedules.

Physical/Special Requirements:

  • Requires the ability to regularly lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Requires the ability to regularly climb extension ladders, roof ladder, stepladders, and stairs at least 10 times during shift.

  • Requires the flexibility to bend/stoop, squat repetitive during shift.

  • Requires the ability to regularly kneel repetitive for shift.

  • Requires the ability to move in a 90-degree fashion on a repetitive basis for shift.

  • Requires the ability to stretch/reach on a repetitive basis for shift.

  • Requires the ability to walk extensively throughout the plant during shift.

  • Requires the use of a Company/Client approved utility knife.

  • Requires the ability to differentiate colors pertaining to wire color-coding.

  • Some tasks will require repetitive wrist movement.

  • Requires the ability to interact with all clients in a professional and friendly manner despite periods ofstress.

  • Wear steel toe, metatarsal safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves, hard hats and other Personal ProtectiveEquipment as needed.

  • Cope with demands (stressors) that are associated with the job and/or the work environment so thatacceptable levels of performance and overall contribution are maintained.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate degree or technical school diploma in industrial electrical, industrial mechanical, HVAC, or a related skilled trade.

  • NFPA-70E Training.

  • Experience troubleshooting CNC Machine tools and controls.

  • Experience with robotic systems and controls (Fanuc, etc.).

  • Experience working with electrical voltage up to 480V 3 phase.

  • Experience troubleshooting and repairing Variable Frequency Drives.

  • Experience troubleshooting analog (4-20mA and 0-10v) circuits.

  • Experience performing preventive and corrective maintenance on industrial equipment.

  • Experience reading prints and schematics

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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