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Amentum Industrial Maintenance Electrician V - Journeyman in Hillsboro, Oregon

Job Summary

Amentum is seeking an Industrial Maintenance Electrical Technician V - Journeyman to join our operations & maintenance team.

This position is responsible for acting as a subject matter expert as a qualified Industrial Electrician: troubleshooting, installation and documenting the electrical and control needs of facility switch gear, breaker panels, lighting, and process equipment in an industrial environment. This is not a helper position. 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,

Integrate systems and apply to production equipment.

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 i dentify 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.

  • Support plant electrical expansion projects

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

  • Assist in designing electrical systems.

  • Repair all plant electrical items

  • 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.

  • Calibrates instrumentation equipment and controls for optimum performance.

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

  • Identifies and documents cost savings.

  • Utilizes strong electrical skills in order to complete assignments.

  • Creates and modifies site operations procedures for equipment and recommends facilities reliability improvements.

  • 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.

  • Recommends activities to improve maintenance methods and equipment performance.

  • Analyzes and resolves work problems or assists workers in solving work problems.

  • Understands 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.

  • Operates various measuring, diagnostic and testing instruments to help provide energy efficiency solutions.

  • Operates a variety of equipment such as hand tools, laptop computers and diagnostic hardware to perform work.

  • 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.

  • Promotes and adheres to the Amentum Safety Structure.

  • Other duties as assigned by Manager or Supervisor

  • Assist with Root Cause Analysis.

    Additional Information: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.This position may require various shifts, weekends, and alternative work schedules

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.

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

  • State Electrical License

    Physical Requirements:

    Some tasks will require repetitive wrist movement.Some tasks will require the ability to walk extensively throughout facilities during a workday.Requires the ability to climb extension ladders, roof ladder, stepladders, and stairs as needed during a workday.Requires the flexibility to bend/stoop, squat, kneel, reach/stretch, and move in a 90-degree fashion during workday.Requires the ability to differentiate colors pertaining to wire color-coding.Requires ability to read and understand information contained in a variety of documents or displayed on a computer screen.Requires ability to use a variety of office equipment and to operate a computer keyboard 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.Demonstrated fluency in computer use including the full Microsoft product line.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, 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

  • Experience diagnosing, troubleshooting, and repairing industrial production systems such as switchgear, MCC’s, and Capacitor banks.

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

  • Experience trouble shooting CNC machine tools and other complex electrical systems.

  • Experience troubleshooting robots, such as Fanuc and ABB

  • Experience with alignments and timing machines using Precision Laser systems.

  • 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.

  • Experience welding using MIG, TIG, and arc welders.

  • Other Attributes:

  • Must be willing to work overtime when required. May be required to work holidays and weekends.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans. If you are an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability—or unable to use—the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Reasonable Accommodation Helpline at 1-888-877-3181 or 301-944-3299 or email itsupport@amentum.com for assistance. In order to address your request, the following information is needed:


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