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Maintenance Electrician

Johnson Matthey Wayne Full-Time
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Summary of Position

To follow prescribed procedures, policies and all pertinent codes electrically to trouble shoot, repair, install and inspect equipment as required maintaining and repairing existing production equipment. This will be exclusive of modifications or changes to PLC codes, programs or sequences of computer controlled equipment.

Principal Accountabilities

Employee will comply with all Johnson Matthey Hazardous Waste procedures and local, state and federal regulatory requirements.

Receives wiring diagrams, specifications and instructions covering the scheduled and emergency repair, installation and inspection work to be done.  Analyzes all types of drawings and wiring diagrams to locate the install circuits and equipment to determine material or replacement needs and to select a logical approach to “Trouble Shooting” and repair problems.  Plans details or working procedures to effect the most logical approach to the job.

Considers all safety precautions and proper isolation of circuits to cause a minimum of interference to operations.  Determine necessary tools and material.  Plans to perform work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical principles, wiring specifications codes, properties of various materials and principles of operation and application of equipment.  Locates sources of trouble of any type of electrical equipment by tracing and testing circuits and inspecting for faulty operations.  Uses PLC interface as required to diagnose equipment-related problems with computer controlled equipment.  Dismantles, inspects, repairs, adjusts, or replaces faulty parts and wiring on motors, generators, power distribution and control panels, circuit breakers, rectifiers, electronic devices, etc. 

Reassembles, tests and adjusts equipment for safe and proper operation.  Performs work on “hot lines” as required.  Replaces coils, resistors, rheostats, relays, etc.  Adjusts contractors, relays, bus rigging, etc.  Reconnects terminal leads, panel boards and distribution feeders. 

In emergencies, shunts out defective coils in order to get equipment back in operation.  Changes DC motor characteristics by shunting series coils, etc.  Installs conduit, fittings, switches, controls and fixtures and wires and connects all types of electrical equipment as required for new installation or replacement of facilities.  Make all required splices and connector joints.  Adjusts all new equipment for proper operating characteristics.  Able to perform repairs, adjustments, etc. to state of the art electrical components, i.e. (inverter drives, SCR units, programmable controllers, etc.)

Knowledge, Skills, and Educational Requirements

  • High School Diploma Required
  • Electrical Trade School Preferred


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Johnson Matthey is an international speciality chemicals company, founded almost 200 years ago in London. Technology leadership forms the basis of our strategy to deliver superior long term growth.

A leader in sustainable technologies, many of the group’s products enhance the quality of life of millions through their beneficial impact on the environment, human health and wellbeing.

The world has changed a lot since Johnson Matthey’s foundation in 1817. From its early days as a precious metals assayer, the company has always sought to build on its strengths and respond to changing global needs. Today the group continues to apply its expertise in science and innovation to develop world leading products and technologies for customers around the world.

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