Electrical Systems Technician II

Position Description

Job Summary

The Electrical Systems Technician II will modify, rebuild, repair, or overhaul electrical equipment and controls.  Troubleshoot electrical problems throughout the facility. Applies knowledge of electronic principles and theories in identifying the causes of equipment malfunctions and in determining solutions to restore equipment to operation.  Maintain, repair and calibrate electronic and pneumatic and instrumentation systems for industrial processes.

  • Electronic Electrical Technicians are skilled in interpreting and applying a variety of technical information such as technical orders, manufacturers' handbooks and repair manuals, schematics, block diagrams, mathematical expressions, and similar documents while testing and repairing functionally independent electronic equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and calibration of equipment and systems throughout the facility.
  • Work on highly complex systems of electronic sensing and control. This includes multiple axis numerically controlled (NC) machine tools with continuous path or contouring control capability, such as machining centers, plant controls and centralized environmental monitoring and control systems (EMCS) that use special purpose, dedicated computers to store operating parameters and initiate adjustments.
  • Adjust and replace defective or improperly functioning circuitry and electronics components, using hand tools and soldering iron.
  • Assemble, test, and maintain circuitry or electronic components according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, and knowledge of electronics, using hand and power tools.
  • Develop and upgrade preventative maintenance procedures for components, equipment, parts and systems.
  • Fabricate parts such as control panels, terminal boards, and chassis.
  • Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with manufacturers and field representatives as necessary to procure replacement parts.
  • Maintain system logs and manuals to document testing and operation of equipment.
  • Maintain working knowledge of state-of-the-art tools or software.
  • Procure parts and maintain inventory and related documentation.
  • Provide user applications and engineering support and recommendations for new and existing equipment with regard to installation, upgrades and enhancement.
  • Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components.
  • Research equipment and component availability and sources.
  • Test electronics units, using standard test equipment, and analyze results to evaluate performance and determine need for adjustment.
  • May modify computer or microprocessor software programs.


Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED). 
  • Possess MA Journeyman’s License plus 3 years industrial experience, may possess power distribution certificate.
  • Three years of industrial, electrical equipment maintenance and repair, and training greater than one year to learn all areas of facility, equipment and operations to work independently.
  • Knowledge and experience in High Voltage control and distribution
  • Basic computer skills

Additional Description

  • Requires a thorough knowledge of logic circuits, of electronic amplification and control circuits, and of complex electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and/or pneumatic systems. In addition, they must be well grounded in the industrial or environmental control processes to be accomplished by the equipment on which they work in order to properly test and coordinate the various portions of the system.
  • Skilled in the interpretation of engineering drawings that combine electrical and electronic  

    schematics, logic diagrams, and mechanical drawings in order to trace signal flow throughout the system while troubleshooting malfunctions of complex systems, such as an NC machining center  with adaptive control where the signal must be traced in digital logic form from the part program in the tape reader through the central processor, in electrical and mechanical form through the machining center to the tool, in electrical and then digital form to the adaptive control micro-processor and then as a digital input to modify the commands from the central processor.

  • Frequently lift and carry, unassisted, items weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Sometimes required to lift and carry items weighing more than 50 pounds with the help of weight handling equipment or with assistance from other workers.
  • Frequent standing, walking, bending, crouching, reaching, and stooping.
  • Climbing and working in high places may be required.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Some work may require the aid of magnifying lenses, eye loops, and microscopes to accomplish repairs on miniature components.
  • Work is usually performed inside in well lighted, heated, and ventilated areas.
  • When equipment is fixed in place, it is sometimes necessary to work in industrial areas exposed to loud noises, heat or cold, fumes, etc.
  • Employees are subject to injuries, such as electric shock, cuts and bruises, as well as burns caused by electrical energy or soldering irons.
  • Various PPE devices & equipment such as gloves, safety shoes, hearing protection and glasses may be required. Flame retardant clothing and flash shields when working on power distribution systems.

Company Summary

Saint-Gobain Abrasives manufacturers and distributes high quality abrasive products to engineering, distribution and retail markets in the US. We are the world’s leading abrasives manufacturer and the only international supplier of abrasives that manufacturers each of the 3 major types of abrasives: Bonded Abrasives, Coated Abrasives and Diamond products.

With a strong presence in every continent the Abrasives Division serves its customers through structured sales operations in over 26 countries and employs nearly 16,000 people globally. Abrasives forms a key part of the High Performance Materials Division of Saint-Gobain, which is one of the 5 key areas of activity in which Saint-Gobain operate.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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Electrical Systems Technician II

Location: Worcester

Posting Date: 07/30/2021

Job Code: 587182

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