1+ months
2018-05-072018-07-20

Electrical Instrumentation Technician - Casa Grande, AZ Plant

Abbott
Casa Grande, AZ

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health.  For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.

Position Summary:

  • This position will report directly to the Manager of Division Operations and Facilities
  • Must be able to conduct project management duties including: define the scope of work, develop a cost budget, develop construction schedule and provide project implementation
  • Install, maintain and repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures
  • Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes and National Electric Code
  • May install intercom systems or electrical control systems, connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers or other components
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment and components to identify hazards, defects and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes
  • Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters and oscilloscopes to ensure compatibility and safety of system
  • Install ground leads and connect power cables to equipment such as motors
  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment and fixtures using hand tools and power tools
  • Work from ladders, scaffolds and roofs to install, maintain or repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures
  • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous
  • Direct and train workers to install, maintain or repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures
  • Work at all Abbott sites within Franklin County using personal vehicle and tools
  • Use a variety of tools and equipment such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools and testing equipment including oscilloscopes, ammeters and test lamps
  • Perform business management duties such as maintaining records and files, preparing reports and ordering supplies and equipment
  • Perform physically demanding tasks, such as digging trenches to lay conduit and moving/lifting heavy objects
  • Provide assistance during emergencies by operating floodlights and generators, placing flares and driving needed vehicles

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Respond to machine breakdowns due to electrical malfunctions or hardware/software failure (PLC/ladder logic, hard wire)
    • Conduct preventative maintenance tasks for equipment including UPS back ups, machine PMs and video jets
    • Design electrical modifications which includes researching appropriate software, submitting ECAs, making back ups of programs as needed and utilization of ladder logic
    • Install and troubleshoot new and modified equipment
    • Conduct project work/electrical upgrades and monitor contractor project work and upgrades
    • Monitor and repair facility and emergency system electrical failures

      Accountability:

      • An Electrician is accountable for the proper diagnosis and repair of plant electrical equipment.  Errors can result in product spoilage/loss, material loss, equipment repair or replacement, downtime and overtime
      • Accountable for the safety of other employees while operating equipment
      • Accountable for complying with applicable FDA (GMP), USDA, OSHA and Abbott/Ross regulations, policies, procedures or guidelines

        Qualifications:

        • High school diploma/GED required
        • Associates Degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering or related education preferred
        • Five years OJT experience in electrical machine troubleshooting
        • Experience with computers, PLCs, reading blueprints and schematics
        • Experience with drives, I/O devices, man-machine interfaces and ladder logic (Allen Bradley and Modicon)
        • During electrical troubleshooting, an electrician must be able to track down the source of power failure (i.e. the electrician would be checking for incoming power and blown fuses, troubleshooting software in the PLC, checking sensors/photo eyes, checking sequences, etc.)
        • Good communication skills and prioritization skills are required
          Job Family: Facilities & Maintenance
          Division: ANSC Nutrition Supply Chain
          Travel: No
          Medical Surveillance: Yes
          Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

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