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Industrial Controls Electrical Technician

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Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Industrial Controls Electrical Technician

Middletown, VA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Thermo Fisher Scientific offers its full-time employees a range of benefits including: a strong benefit package with the ability to choose a program that best fits your needs, effective on the first day of employment; 401K with 100% company match on first 6%; gainshare program with quarterly payouts of 5% target; 16 days PTO after 1st year (15 days prorated in first year of hire); standard work hours with no shift rotation; discount program exclusively for Thermo Fisher Scientific employees that gives you access to thousands of items and perks at discounted prices; clean temperature controlled environment; employee and family activities; strong partnership with our community; and the ability to make a difference in people’s lives.

    Position Summary:

    • Performs corrective and preventive maintenance on production, utility, and facility equipment. This involves all necessary documentation and data collection associated w/performing calibrations/ preventive maintenance work and executing validations of production equipment.
    • Capable of interpreting and performing mechanical and electrical plans, reading technical drawings, drafts and sketches
    • Works independently in performing various tasks
    • Assists other multi-craft maintenance personnel to resolve technical issues
    • Troubleshoots and repairs the following production and facility equipment including but not limited to:
      • PLC-based control systems
      • Digital and analog circuits.
      • AC (up to 480V) and DC motor circuits.
      • Electro-mechanical and electro-pneumatic systems.
      • Instrumentation
      • Electrical switchgear and manufacturing/facility equipment and components utilizing electrical diagrams and PLC software
      • Power transmission equipment
      • Labeling, Capping and Filling Systems
      • Conveying and Palletizing Systems
    • Assembles electrical panels with provided drawings and component lists.
    • Documents all equipment repairs and modifications for data retention and regulatory compliance.
    • Ability to restore and program SCADA and HMI panels utilizing vendor supplied information provided
    • Makes recommendations for equipment and process improvements.
    • Complies with all industry standard and company specific safety regulations.
    • Follows all procedures to assure compliance with all regulatory requirements (i.e., GMP).
    • Ability to navigate and be proficient with required job functions associated w/data base CMMS (Blue Mountain Regulatory Asset Management)
    • Recognizing and being accountable for the calibration/Preventive maintenance requirements of the Thermo Fisher Middletown facility
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications

    Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Vocational/Technical 2-year electro/mechanical certificate or electrical or mechanical union apprenticeship with 5-8 years’ experience in an automated manufacturing environment. Extensive relevant experience may be considered in lieu of certificate.
    • The ideal candidate would have experience in PLC/HMI programming, vision, robotics, and Ethernet communications.
    • Proven diagnostics and troubleshooting skills are a must.
    • Experience w/data loggers, temperature/humidity monitoring systems is a plus.

    Physical Requirements:

    • May be required to work evenings and/or weekends in order to keep facilities and equipment operational.
    • May be required to work a shift of Friday through Tuesday- 8 hours dayshift.
    • Will be on call for manufacturing and facilities and must be able to work 1st and 3rd shift emergencies.
    • May be exposed to cold, heat, noise, dust, fumes, paint, chemicals, oil, or grease depending upon the area in which work needs to be performed.
    • May be required to gown-up to work in manufacturing and will wear hair covering on head and arms, and safety glasses with side shields.
    • Must be able to lift 75 lbs.
    • Must wear company provided uniform and safety glasses and safety shoes.

    Critical Hiring Criteria:

    • Proven ability to repair and maintain machinery - electrical, mechanical and controls.
    • A strong mechanical aptitude and background in mechanical maintenance troubleshooting and repair is required.
    • Must be able to read and understand electrical and mechanical blueprints, assembly drawings, bills of material, equipment and device manuals, and ladder logic.
    • Must have an understanding of 24VDC and 120VAC digital control circuits, 0-10V and 4-20mA analog circuits, 90VDC and 120/208/480VAC motor circuits.
    • Must be able to recommend, select and install various sensors including photoelectric, proximity, pressure, flow, level, temperature, load cells, etc., with minimum direction.
    • Above average mathematical/analytical skills to perform calculations.
    • Must be able to install electrical enclosures, motors, other devices.
    • Must be able to troubleshoot, maintain and replace mechanical components of equipment such at gearboxes, pumps, conveyors, bearings, power transmission including sprockets, chains, belts, gears, servo motors, vfd’s.
    • Ability to recognize necessary equipment spare part components and advise MRO inventory manager or maintenance supervisor or planner for procurement.
    • Requires excellent troubleshooting skills.
    • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Requires excellent organizational skills and ability to collect/sort and analyze data for record keeping.
    • Familiarity with data loggers/video jet printers/labelers/Temperature Monitoring Systems and vision systems a plus
    • Must be able to work well with others in various departments in a cooperative manner.

    This position is not approved for relocation benefits. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. []

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  • About Us
    As the world’s leader in serving science, Thermo Fisher Scientific's professionals develop critical solutions—and build rewarding careers. They help customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment, making sure food is safe, and so much more. When you #StartYourStory with Thermo Fisher, you are guaranteed meaningful work - both personally and professionally.