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Electrical Technician

Ocala, Florida Direct Job ID: 2210146556


PDS Tech is currently recruiting for a Electrical Technician to work a Direct opportunity in Ocala, FL!

The Electrical Technician is considered the local expert on the equipment within their area of assignment and must either have demonstrated capability unique to the equipment or be capable of quickly assimilating new information to become expert in a relatively short period of time.  Provides electrical support to the Production and Maintenance departments by potential training and mentoring hourly personnel on preventative electrical maintenance, completing and programing PLC (G.E., Allen Bradley, etc.), assist with the configuration, and perform troubleshooting and maintenance of the plant electronic and electrical components, electrical distribution and computer systems driving the electrical and control portion of the operation. Hands on repairing, troubleshooting, installing electrical components, and modifying existing electrical components to code and working order.  
  • Must comply with all company, state and governmental environmental, health, and safety regulations always
  • Mentor and lead electrical/electronic skills development for the other craft personnel and subcontractors. Develop system specific training materials and use those materials to conduct formalized training and experiential learning in the field if needed. Manage electrical work orders and coordinate with electrical and maintenance job contractors. Where applicable, be prepared to extend this training to other areas within the facility or the Company.
  • Installs and configures electronic, electrical distribution and computer systems.
  • Perform daily/weekly/monthly/annual inspections and calibrations as needed of process control equipment and environmental compliance equipment.
  • Champion a high-performance maintenance philosophy and assists in implementing the maintenance strategic plan to ensure cost effective asset management, long term equipment viability, and ongoing improvement of the maintenance systems and organization.
  • Provide highly developed, technical assistance to other craftspeople and other plant personnel during both planned and unplanned equipment service interruptions.
  • Maintains, supports, and documents computer and network hardware and software applications and operating systems.
  • Troubleshoots electronics, electronic equipment controls, electrical distribution systems and computer hardware and software.  Repairs/replaces defective components and devices in these systems as needed.
  • Applies root cause problem solving techniques to find and eliminate sources of recurring equipment failures.
  • Maintain a working understanding of current technologies that have potential to improve the equipment or areas supported and provide input to project planning targeted at equipment improvement.
  • Drive the preventative and predictive maintenance systems to ensure that the defined activities are sufficient to identify potential sources of failure before failures occur.
  • Assist the with the installation, upgrading and general maintenance of production systems hardware and software work on major repair jobs, new installation jobs and modifications to plant machinery and equipment.
  • Ability to perform low voltage and high voltage terminations.
  • Capable of performing maintenance on switchgear up to 4160 volts
  • Ability to perform tasks with all electrical test equipment (volt meters, meggers, current generators, loop calibrators, etc.)
  • Should be able to explain plant process and identify major components
  • Ability to fabricate and install conduit
  • Ability to perform soldering operations
  • Ability to install, calibrate, troubleshoot, align, and maintain electrical motors, belt-weighing devices, AC motor drives, DC motor drives, control valves, actuators, and positioners.
  • Ability to install, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain motor control circuits, sensors, operator feedback systems, etc.
  • Proficient in the use of measuring tools (multimeters, ammeters, voltmeters, etc.)
  • Possess a solid understanding of the CMMS System and be willing to correctly complete work orders and checklist including signing and dating
  • Familiar with thermography and vibration monitoring and fully understand the uses.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, calibrate and maintain control loops, speed drives, pressure sensors, motion-sensors, flow meters, flow control valves, level indicators, and temperature sensor devices
  • Ensures maintenance tools are kept in good condition, repaired, replaced when necessary
  • Capable of operating small mobile equipment
  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Proven self-direction and leadership abilities.
  • The ability and willingness to work on any shift, and be on call, overtime, and weekends as needed.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate on all levels.
  • Proven hands-on and team oriented with the abilities or potential to direct others
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects and meeting all required deadlines.
  • Strong sense of urgency in meeting customer needs. 
  • Good understanding of safety and the desire to following all established procedures are required.
  • Must be able to read and interpret electrical diagrams and schematics
  • Must be able to read and interpret electrical standards and codes
  • Must have PLC experience (i.e., G.E. Allen Bradley) software and electrical and electronic control systems programming and installation experience.
Required Experience:  Must have at least 2 –4 years of industrial electrical experience. The ability and willingness to work on any shift, and be on call, overtime, and weekends. Must have strong PLC, software and electrical and electronic control systems programming and installation experience including working with 4160V, in a heavy industrial background, preferably in lime or cement.

Preferred Experience:  5-7 years of heavy industrial electrical experience in a mining environment.

Required Education:  High School Diploma, GED Equivalent, or demonstrated skills or ability and/or formal technical training through apprenticeship or technical school.

Preferred Education:  Associates Degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent work experience in the field is desired. 

Physical Demands include, but are not limited to:
  • Must be physically capable of performing all required duties
  • Tolerate working outside in severe weather conditions as well as exposure to industrial high temperature, noise, and dust.
  • Access all areas within a site which could include heights of 120 feet, confined spaces, climbing ladders or stairs, and accessing tunnels.
  • Will be working in both a shop environment and mineral processing environment.
  • The employee will be exposed to the following working conditions:  Extreme Heat and Cold, Noise, Vibration, Oils, and Atmospheric Conditions such as Dust, Fumes, and Metallic Particles.
  • The employee will be required to perform the following actions (from time to time): Standing, walking, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, talking, seeing, hearing, and sitting.
  • Able to lift to 50 pounds.  

More Details

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit www.pdstech.com

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PDS Tech, Inc. will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay. Please see the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision for more information.

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