Electrician - Opelika, AL

Closing Date:

Oct 31, 2017

Student Position:

No

Job Category:

Trades & Maintenance

Job Location:

City/Town:

Opelika

Province/State:

AL

Country:

USA

ELECTRICIAN

OPELIKA, ALABAMA

West Fraser is a diversified North American wood products company producing southern yellow pine lumber and wood chips across the Southern US and Western Canada.  We are the largest lumber producer in North America!

Our employees operate in a culture that values safety first and rewards hard work. We recognize and support our team culture and focus on growing our team by promoting from within – many of our employees have built their careers with us.

Our Electrician position is responsible for troubleshooting, correcting, and maintaining all electrical equipment within the manufacturing facility.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Test electrical systems and circuits in electrical wiring, equipment or fixtures
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment or components to identify hazards, defects or repair
  • Troubleshoot, program and upgrade Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Identify and troubleshoot objects using electrical control schematics
  • Work with vendors to identify needed parts and recommend to Supervisor
  • Understand and update instrumentation loop diagrams, E & I drawings, blueprints and schematics
  • Program AC & DC variable speed drivers
  • Update power distribution system, MCC and switch gears
  • Install electrical equipment consisting of variable frequency drives, diagnose hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Maintain and troubleshoot various optimizations systems

Required skills and experience include:

  • Lock-out procedures
  • Field Level Hazard Risk Assessments (FLHRA)
  • Electrical circuitry and components, including circuit breakers, motors and controllers, control devices, motor theory, rigging, precision alignments
  • Reading and interpreting electrical schematics
  • Predictive and preventative maintenance
  • Computer and PLC skills
  • Able to use hand and power tools and to understand proper use, including multi-meters, knowledge of 480 volt 3 Phase ACOther required skills:
  • Be willing to work rotating shifts, overtime and to be on-call to support 24/7 operations
  • Have 4-5 years of Electrician work experience in Industrial/Manufacturing environment
  • Must have High School Diploma or GED
  • Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen, physical and background checkExperience with:
  • Allen Bradley PLC5
  • Allen Bradley ControlLogix 5000
  • Allen Bradley Panelviews
  • Allen Bradley Communications – Devicenet & Ethernet
  • Scanning and Optimization systems within the Lumber Business (Porter, USNR)
  • Process Network Communication Systems and Components – Ethernet & Fiber Optic

Our highly competitive compensation package includes:

  • Competitive starting pay along with on-the-job training and a culture that strongly believes in promoting from within
  • Outstanding benefits package including medical, dental, 401k, life insurance, disability, paid vacations and holidays

If you are ready to build your career in a company that thrives on growth, a safe work environment, rewarding work, challenge and opportunity, come build your career with us at West Fraser: www.westfraser.com

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please apply through our online application process as resumes will not be accepted at the site. No phone inquiries, please.

West Fraser is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D & Drug Free Workplace (DFW)