Electromechanic Tech LEAD in Santa Fe Springs, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 8/16/2019

Job Snapshot

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    Direct Hire
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    $22.0 - $28.0/Hour
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    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Volt has partnered with one of the largest, most established and recognizable food companies in the United States to lead recruitment efforts for their next Lead Electro-Mechanical Technician.

This Direct hire opportunity our client is now hiring for is a 1st shift position with competitive salary and excellent benefits!

Position Overview: Responsible for the senior role in maintaining all production and facilities equipment, electric, electronic and controls systems, and instruments operating according to specifications, and to support any equipment and facilities general maintenance activity as needed.

Essential Duties

Work with Supervisor and Department Manager in prioritizing activities and projects. Develop and implement plans to complete required work safely on straight time, minimizing overtime (not to exceed annual budgeted amount) with no impact to production activities. Includes fairly delegating electrical work assignments to the appropriate personnel.

Provide leadership and guidance to Electromechanic Technicians as directed by the shift supervisor and/or department manager. Includes enforcing company rules and policies such as safety, PPE, GMP, attendance, etc. Promptly consults with applicable supervisors or department managers when encountering policy infractions by employees from other departments.

Enforce the Company’s safety, GMP, attendance, PPE and any other policies. Responsible for selecting and utilizing the proper tools, and for planning and performing job tasks in a safe and efficient manner.

Maintain all non-Edison electrical distribution panels, MCC panels, and all pushbutton stations in clean and working order. Document the information regularly in a department log. Utilize the retort log to document, maintain and calibrate the retort instrumentation.

Troubleshoot and repair motors (480VAC to 24VDC), control systems, sensors, relays, starters, timers, level controllers, RTD’s etc. Troubleshoot and program servo-drives.

Troubleshoot and repair production and facility equipment electrical and electronic systems. Performs some basic mechanical work, as required.

Design, fabricate, and wire electrical panels.

Install new equipment, or upgrade equipment as required.

Bend and install conduit and run conductors.

Utilize Programmable Logic Controllers, computer, drawings, schematics and layouts to perform duties.

Maintains the latest version of all updated/upgraded PLC programs properly identified in the Electrician’s electronic file within the company’s computer system.

Promptly attends a breakdown or malfunction.

Responsible for training new electromechanic technician employees.

Works from manufacturer’s manuals and specifications to keep equipment and machinery in proper working condition.

Works closely with the Central Parts Clerk to assure all critical and spare parts for the equipment are readily available.

Ensures all parts obtained from the storage room are properly documents in order to avoid discrepancies during cycle counts.

Ensures the preventive maintenance (PM) program is followed, and tasks are completed as scheduled.

Ensures all preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance activities are properly documented.

Ensures a good working relationship with other areas and the entire maintenance team is maintained.


Individual must have a proven background in an Electrical and Controls role. Demonstrated leadership skills. Previous senior level experience preferred.

Experience troubleshooting and correcting controls, PLC’s and electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic issues on process and facilities equipment.

Must be able to read electrical schematics and work with little or no direct supervision. Experience in fabrication, knowledge of metals and welding is desirable.

Knowledge of analog and digital instrumentation.

High School graduate or equivalent; technical school program completion preferred. Minimum of 5 to 8 years experience as a plant electrician.

Able to identify and correct various electrical and controls problems.

Proficient in PLC programming.

Working knowledge of NEC codes, NEMA classifications, grounding, servo drives, frequency drives, AC and DC motors, circuit breakers, fuses, transformers, pushbuttons, selector switches, contact blocks, relays, timers, solenoid valves, limit switches, proximity sensors, magnetic sensors and photoelectric sensors.

Ability to draw, read and understand blueprints and equipment manuals.

Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures.

Ability to use amp/volt/watt meter, megohmeters, electrical hand tools and wire; ability to solder wire.

Ability to rewire and/or repair control systems, sensors, relays, starters, timers, level controllers, RTD’s, etc.

Ability to use various other hand tools and machine shop tools such as presses, saws and bench grinder.

Ability to MIG and heliarc weld preferred.

Knowledgeable about metric and standard fasteners, bearings, gears, gearboxes, sprockets, chain, tabletop chain and rail spacing.

Proficient at troubleshooting equipment and making proper electrical and minor mechanical adjustments.

Must be computer literate in programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook. Experience with preventive maintenance databases/software desirable; SAP experience a plus.

Ability to write reports.

Able to read, write and communicate in English preferred; bilingual English/Spanish a plus.

Forklift certification may be required. (will train and certify, if necessary).

Must take written Electrician test.

Volt is an equal opportunity employer