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Unifrax Electrician in Buffalo, New York

Job Requirements

The Industrial Electrician carries out broad technical development assignments to their successful completion with little or no supervision. Included are the ability to install, modify, troubleshoot, change, startup and document the various PLC's and VFD's used by the company. Additional responsibilities include maintaining and troubleshooting hardwired relay systems, IR pyrometers, laser systems CCD camera systems etc., and extensive use of computer software package knowledge.

In addition to the Industrial Electrician responsibilities, this individual also serves as the Facility Coordinator, reporting to the Sanborn Operations Manager. In this role, this individual acts as the focal point to disseminate information to technicians and management, requisitions supplies, materials and services used in the facility. Furthermore, assist in the reporting of production/usage of cycle counts.

Important aspects of the position include the proficient operation of a variety of instruments and equipment and skillful execution to techniques and procedures. Furthermore, the position will establish procedures and techniques for new operations. Major criteria for successful performance are superior electrical knowledge and skills, good communication skills, accuracy, and a proficiency with the various computer software packages used. In addition, leadership, initiative, decision-making, safety-conscious, and conclusion/recommendation skills.

The position will have direct contact with line operators, maintenance and engineering personnel as well as outside vendors and equipment manufacturers. The position will also provide leadership and job skill development to any assigned subordinate personnel.

From time to time may be required to work at other locations.


  • All aspects of the use of the PFC's and VFD's with little or no supervision.

  • Proficiency with the software packages in use, which may include AutoCAD, A/B Panelview, Pansophic, Windows and Lotus Notes.

  • Electrical repair and assembly.

  • Reading, writing, and troubleshooting programmable controller ladder logic.

  • Installing, calibrating, and troubleshooting control and sensory systems.

  • Assisting in electrical and mechanical maintenance assignments as required.

  • Maintaining hardwired relay systems, high voltage switchgear, load cell scale systems, etc.

  • Interpret descriptive information related to electrical and electronic equipment.

  • Input production/usage and cycle counts to MRP.

  • Requisition supplies, materials and services used by the facility.

  • As appropriate, analyze, report, and recommend action on related issues.

  • Participate in housekeeping and safety.

  • Participate in meetings and committees. Demonstrate leadership.

  • Primarily responsible for the organization and scheduling of own and assigned work.

  • Oversee, instruct, and assist assigned temporary or other personnel.

  • Use the Adaptive Coaching process for communication, goal alignment, problem solving and career planning.


  • Previous experience in a related (industrial/manufacturing) role required

  • HS diploma or equivalent, required

  • journeyman’s training or other technical or specialized equipment training, preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to comprehend technical specification with respect to equipment installation and operation, clearance checks, interference fits, lubrication, torque requirements etc.

  • Strong mechanical aptitude and work experience with production machinery and Lockout/Tagout.

  • Excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills

  • Proven problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office programs (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to work in a team environment

Other Duties / Quantitative Dimensions:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time or without notice.