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Electrical Technician 3 - Testing and Calibra
Plasser American Corp
Job Location: Chesapeake, VA

General Scope: Plasser American Corporation, the leading manufacturer of track maintenance machinery is looking for a mid-Senior level electrical technician to join its team within its manufacturing plant located in Chesapeake, Va. The Electrical Technician focused on setup, inspection, calibration, and troubleshooting of AC and DC systems on railroad maintenance equipment. The Electrical Technician will function primarily on the regular day shift, Monday through Friday, although occasional weekend work, overtime, and travel may be required based on production needs.

Position Details

Performs technically challenging functions such as assembling, testing, modifying, calibrating, and troubleshooting of complex electro-mechanical systems.

Maintain records of inspections (as required) on the machines. Tests, analyzes, and prepares detailed summary reports, on sub-systems that include, but not limited
to generators, power distribution (AC & DC), transducers, and control systems.

Properly use tools ranging from common hand and power tools to precision measuring instruments and electrical and electronic testing devices

Interpret and understand engineering drawings, manufacturer's instructions, maintenance procedures, specifications and ensure compliance with customer specifications, work orders, and company quality standards.

Receive and apply training on new technologies, equipment, safety, and work related subjects

Identify and correct unsafe conditions and practices. Inspect for quality workmanship during the machine assembly process

Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and quality auditors.

Ability to troubleshoot/identify root cause, and systematically solve problems.

Basic requirements:

Minimum 5 years' experience in power generation or related industry (automotive, electrical, heavy machinery, etc.).

Knowledge of DC/AC, Voltage Circuit Theory and practical troubleshooting skills

Must have basic computer skills (email, internet, MS office)

Effective verbal and written communication skills in English. Capable of working in a team environment

Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics and engineering blueprints

Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Preferred Skills:

Familiar with PLC systems is a plus

Experience in Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems

Knowledge of railroad track maintenance machinery is a plus

Ability to plan activities

Good mathematical skills, Understanding of the metric system.

Military experience in power generation is a plus

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


Minimum of a High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED)

Accredited trade school, Military A school and or a combination of experience and training

Knowledge: Incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:

Basic knowledge in the fields of electricity/electronics and industrial hydraulics/pneumatics.

Basic knowledge in the use of electronic test equipment.

Basic knowledge in the reading, and interpretation, of electrical schematic drawings and engineering blueprints.


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