Electronics Technician Apprentice (1st Shift)

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Posted Salary: $19.57 - $20.30
Shift: 1st Shift

Assist in performing all job duties associated with providing the production lines with technical support, and maintaining and improving the programming, electrical, and electronic operations of the machinery down to the component level.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintains active communications with management, other members of the group, and other departments, and informs the supervisor when problems occur.
  • Ability to read and write Ladder Logic. Ability to use Programmable Logic Controllers. Knowledge of both AC and DC power supplies.
  • Assist with troubleshooting machinery problems:
    • Checks to ensure that the problem is not mechanical, with Machine Keeper or Electronic Technician assistance.
    • Inspects the electrical, and electronic operation of the machines by checking the sensors and timing, testing the voltage and amperage, etc.
    • Goes through the programs and technical documents of the machinery to verify results and observations.
  • Assist with making the needed programming, electrical, and electronic changes, adjustments, and repairs such as:
    • Replaces bad sensors.
    • Adjusts the timing on the machines.
    • Completes circuit board repairs.
  • Contacts the Supervisor or Machine Keeper, if the problem calls for repair other than in the electrical or electronic systems.
  • Assists in the completion of joint maintenance between the Machinery Group and the Manufacturing Department, including the following tasks:
    • Changes out sensors.
    • Assists in setting-up new and modified pieces of equipment.
  • Assist with maintaining and updating the technical documents, ensuring that all modifications and changes have been noted.
  • Assists the Maintenance Mechanics and Electricians in completing the needed building and plant maintenance, as required.
  • Communicate any changes made to the Machine Keepers and Electronic Technicians.
  • Assist in Developing suggestions and recommendations for improvements and modifications to increase safety, quality, production rate and efficiency.
  • Assist with performing periodic maintenance procedures of the electrical and electronic systems including:
    • Checks the wiring of the machines and controls.
    • Cleans electrical components.
    • Replaces certain parts according to maintenance schedules.
  • Assist to ensures that the necessary equipment, parts, and materials are in stock and available for use.
  • Cleans and organizes the work area and equipment.
  • Assist with completing minor Machine Shop work in repairing equipment with assistance when needed.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. the requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and two years of technical training with at least 6 months related work experience preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively with vendors or employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES
Ability to read and write Ladder Logic. Ability to use Programmable Logic Controllers. Knowledge of both AC and DC power supplies. Basic knowledge of EMS work instructions and Hazardous Waste Management procedures relevant to positions for which assigned. Training may include, but not limited to, on-the-job training, department reviews and internal/external training. Must have knowledge within operating parameters specified by permits and EMS Work Instructions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places an is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Panasonic Energy Corporation of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation. Pre-employment background check and drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the United States. Competitive compensation and benefit package is provided.

BENEFITS

  • Employee Coverage: Monthly premiums $60.00/Deductible $300 per year
  • Family Coverage: Monthly premiums $150.00/Deductible $600 per year
  • 401k Retirement Saving - Company match up to 5%
  • 2nd/3rd Shift Differential $1.00