Maintenance Electrician

Job location:
Chesapeake, Virginia, USA
Created moment:
July 17, 2023
Job reference:
REQ - 07418

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Maintenance Electrician

Job Summary

JOB PURPOSE (Job Objective)

The jobholder’s objectives are to install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair the electrical & controls equipment in the plant.  

DIMENSIONS (Facts and Figures)

The jobholder is responsible for accomplishing the preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance tasks in the plant as directed by the maintenance staff.

CONTEXT (Nature and Scope of Activities)

  • Oversee maintenance, testing and installation:
  • Perform equipment inspections, maintenance tasks and assigned project work
  • Troubleshoot equipment, controls and wiring to detect malfunctions and discuss machine operations with production and maintenance personnel to diagnose problems.
  • Dismantles defective equipment repairs or installs parts to bring the equipment back into service.
  • Install, maintain and test LV/MV electrical equipment to include:
    • AC/DC Motors and Motor Controls (Across the line, Soft Start, VFD)
    • Switchgear, Transformers, Load Break Switch Distribution Equipment
    • Fuses, Power Circuit Breakers, Load Centers and Breaker Panels
    • Wiring, Terminations and Grounding Systems
  • Install, maintain and test control and instrumentation equipment to include:
    • Plant PLC Hardware (analog & digital I/O, wiring, power supplies)
    • Controllers, Relays, HMI Panels, Communication Modules & related wiring
    • Instrumentation & Sensors (Pressure, Temp, Level, Gas analysis, Weight, Flow)
    • Control Valves, Actuators and Limit Switches
  • Read electrical diagrams and manuals required to install and troubleshoot equipment
  • Sets up and operates shop and portable tools to accomplish his tasks.
  • Install, Test and Maintain motors and gear boxes, as well as perform laser coupling alignments.
  • Use range of electrical test instruments including Megger, DLRO, Tic Tracer, DVOM, Clamp Amps, 4-20Ma Signal Generators, Sensor Calibrators, etc.
  • Support the effort to maximize equipment availability to Production Department
  • Perform work following NFPA70E Electrical Procedures and Plant Safety Standards 
  • Instrumentation (Thermocouple, RTD, Pressure, Level, Flow, Weight and Gas)
  • Electrical Control wiring, devices and schematics
  • Plant PLC Hardware: Front-line maintenance and diagnostics
  • Perform Basic PLC Program Reading and Diagnostics (Siemens S7/PCS7, Modicon)
  • Oversee maintenance and testing of Low/Medium Voltage:
  • Metal-Clad Switchgear, Air/Vacuum Breakers, Transformers, Panels and Wiring
  • Electric Motor maintenance and testing (windings, rotor, bearings, etc)
  • Utilize Volt/Amp meters, Megohm meters, Signal Generators and various test instruments
  • Utilize Electrical Drawings and Manuals during equipment maintenance and diagnostics

KEY RESULT AREAS (Major Objectives)

Principal Accountabilities

·    Safety –Implementation of electrical safety guidelines and procedures for electrical work is compliant with NEC, OSHA, NFPA 70E and Company Safety Regulations.

·    Personnel – Development through training on-the-job and formal / informal training  

  • Equipment - Ensure the reliability of plant electrical and control equipment
  • Planning – Assist in the preparation of work schedules for routine and shutdown periods
  • Quality - Ensure that the Electrical work conforms to the standards and guidelines established in the ISO 9002 quality assurance manual


  • Journeyman Electrician License
  • Minimum Five years of industrial electrical and controls maintenance experience
  • Proficiency with instrumentation and programmable logic controller work
  • Experience with low/medium voltage distribution equipment 
  • Working knowledge of industrial NEC Codes and relevant Electrical Safety Procedures
  • Intermediate Computer Skills, Including Microsoft Office
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, electrical schematics, and equipment manuals.
  • Experience with utilizing a work order system within a CMMS.
  • Experience with Electrical Reliability preferred.
  • Mechanical skills preferred.
  • Experience using mobile equipment (Forklift, Lull, Man lift, Scissor lift).
  • Experience troubleshooting, proposing solutions.


  • Moderate supervision is expected. The jobholder must be a self-starter with the ability to accomplish maintenance and testing on their own.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with electrical/mechanical trades and production employees of different skill levels

Position Type

Full time



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