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Maintenance Electrical Lead



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Other Engineering
Carol Stream, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024

Maintenance Electrical Lead

  • R0111071
  • On Site
  • CAROL STREAM, Illinois, United States
  • Full time

Amentum is seeking a 1st shift highly skilled Facility Electrician to join our Facilities Maintenance Team in Carol Streams, IL!

  • Typical work schedule is 6:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. hours may vary based on business demand.

This position is responsible for leading a small facility team of four (4) technicians while providing the electrical maintenance expertise for the facility. This position is considered a working lead position with overall responsibility for the execution of the facility maintenance (both hard and soft services) at the 80,000 square foot facility. Beyond the leadership responsibilities, this position will provide electrical troubleshooting, installation and documenting the electrical and control needs of facility switch gear, breaker panels, lighting, and process equipment in an industrial environment. This position would be directly responsible for maintaining all plant electrical needs and assisting automation technicians, control technicians and other engineering teams with production machinery and IT needs.

  • Maintains, improves, and participates in developing control systems, installing electrical sub panels/services, buss plugs,

  • Works with controls and instrumentation such as thermocouples and transducers, as well as primary voltages up to and including 480v.

  • Provides instruction, mentors and trains less skilled technicians as needed.

  • Effectively communicates with the site management team and the customer to understand requirements, solve complex electrical problems, and provide solutions to manufacturing problems.

  • Demonstrates ability to identify and correct any safety-related issues and perform independent equipment evaluations to identify potential equipment failures.

  • Performs General Maintenance of equipment as required.

This position is also responsible for providing leadership to the maintenance staff and directing the daily workflow of the team. Must be self-motivated and demonstrate the strong organizational/time management skills needed to be successful in this role.


  • Maintain current and future plant electrical systems and assist in designing electrical systems.

  • Support plant electrical expansion projects

  • Must be able to adhere to Federal, State and Local electrical code and be familiar with NFPA70e.

  • Work alongside Electrical service company, engineers, and plant leadership to ensure local grid is functioning at peak capacity.

  • Run conduit from ½” EMT to 2” IMC around obstacles across the entire plant.

  • Assist IT in terminating cat 5 and cat 6 cabling, tracing and troubleshooting minor network issues.

  • Diagnoses, troubleshoots, maintains, and repairs process/production machines, equipment, and related electrical equipment, such as electrical control circuits from 24v up to and including 480v AC, instrumentation devices, PLCs / ladder logic controllers, and variable frequency drives as necessary.

  • Procures parts from crib systems, OEM, or authorized vendors.

  • Performs preventive maintenance on process/production equipment as scheduled in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

  • Responds and provides service and feedback to the customer on all work orders while assuring compliance to codes, regulations, and industry standards.

  • Understands Amentum's company policies and enforces safety regulations. Safely performs functions of the position including following proper safety guidelines such as job hazard analysis and lockout/tagout procedures and wearing PPE as required.

  • Maintains a strict schedule to be successful in the assignment yet demonstrates flexibility in the day-to-day activities and scheduling for the benefit of the customer.

  • Exhibits strong leadership skills, such as motivation, delegation, ownership, leading by example, well-developed organizational skills, excellent communication skills, etc.

  • Other duties as assigned by Manager or Supervisor.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or demonstrated equivalent.

  • 6 years’ experience as an electrician in an industrial environment, maintenance shop or manufacturing facility.

  • Experience with repair on production equipment in an industrial environment or demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Wear steel toe safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves, hard hats, and other Personal Protective Equipment as needed.

  • Must have the ability to work in an aerial lift or scissor lift at heights up to 30 feet or higher.

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

  • This position may require a valid Driver’s License.

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • This position will require the ability to obtain a security access badge at our client’s location.

Physical Requirements:

  • Some tasks will require repetitive wrist movement.

  • Some tasks will require the ability to walk extensively throughout facilities during a workday.

  • Demonstrated fluency in computer use including the full Microsoft product line as well as the ability to use a variety of office equipment to access data bases, to send/receive messages and to prepare documents.

  • Requires ability to attend meetings throughout the site and potentially travel to other Amentum, customer and/or vendor locations in the area, as well as some air travel to more distant locations.

  • Requires the ability to communicate with others on the telephone and in one-on-one or group discussions, meetings, and presentations.

  • Requires some moving of light to medium weight materials into desks, filing cabinets and other storage locations.

  • Requires the ability to interact with all clients in a professional and friendly manner despite periods of stress.

Special Requirements:

  • Wear steel toe safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves, hard hats, ARC Flash specific clothing in accordance with NFPA-70 E, and other Personal Protective Equipment as needed.

  • Cope with demands (stressors) that are associated with the job and/or the work environment so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution are maintained

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates degree or technical certification in Industrial Technology, Industrial Mechanical, or related technical program.

  • Electrical Journeyman card

  • Three to five years of supervision experience

  • Experience working around chemicals, precision equipment and highly regulated materials and equipment.

  • Experience diagnosing, troubleshooting, and repairing pumps, motors, gearboxes, supply and exhaust fans, power transmission components, hydraulic and pneumatic systems,

  • Experience troubleshooting and repairing cranes and hoists.

  • Experience utilizing measurement tools such as micrometers, dial indicators, various type gauges, and calibers to set tolerances to OEM Specifications.

  • Experience performing pipefitting, welding, fabrication, and millwright related work.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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