• Maintenance Technician

  • Silfab Solar
    Job Description
    Job Title:  Maintenance Technician II
    Department: Maintenance
    Reports to:   Maintenance Manager
     
    Making a difference in the world by reducing carbon emissions and improving access to clean energy with every module we make. 
      
    Silfab Solar is the leading automated solar panel manufacturing facility in North America. We are an international leader in the development, manufacturing, distribution, and innovation of ultra-high efficiency PV modules, operating with Just-In-Time manufacturing and leveraging over 40 years of solar experience. Our state-of-the-art facilities located in Toronto, Canada, Burlington, Washington, and Bellingham, Washington have helped pioneer smart module technology and innovative process to produce superior reliability and performance specifically designed for North American market. 
     
    At Silfab Solar, our team members have been actively shaping sustainable solutions since its inception and we are looking to grow our team of 700+ experts who are dedicated to our mission and to evolving technology for the next generation of solar products. 
     
    The Maintenance Technician II will be responsible for performing preventative and predictive maintenance to all production equipment.
     
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
    • Run new power supply lines to new/relocated equipment according to NEC wiring regulations, Electrical Safety Code and company policy
    • Wire new control panels according to supplied drawings and verbal instructions while adhering to UL/ CSA Codes and other applicable standards and regulations
    • Recognize and diagnose faults on electrical equipment or systems, which may involve complex interlocking, interrelated circuits, integrated systems and complex sequencing
    • Install, examine, replace and repair electronic wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, cable assemblies, lighting fixtures and other electrical components
    • Maintain production equipment to maximize operating performance and assist with maintaining electrical spare parts’ inventory levels
    • Perform repairs on equipment to restore them to proper and safe work conditions
    • Perform installation, set up, modification and relocation of equipment to accommodate or improve production requirements
    • Read/write electrical and electronic schematics/diagrams, basic hydraulic and pneumatic diagrams
    • Test electrical and electronic equipment and components for continuity, current, voltage and resistance
    • Ensure production schedule is not jeopardized due to machine break down, or unsafe operating conditions and inform Maintenance Manager about changes in electric circuits and update original diagrams
    • Always follow LOCK OUT procedure on unsafe machines/machines being serviced
    • Adhere to work orders, preventive/predictive maintenance systems by filling in required forms and organize workplace to comply with housekeeping requirements.
    • Perform preventative/predictive maintenance to all production equipment as required
    • Complete electrical and mechanical projects based on direction given from Maintenance Supervisor as required by government regulation
    • Demonstrate safe work practices and follow company safety policies, procedures and regulations at all times
    • Initiate and complete all other jobs, projects and special assignments as directed by Maintenance Supervisor
    • Maintain compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and recommend measures to improve health and safety
    • Repair and replace electrical/hydraulic/pneumatic and electronic components such as motors, contactors, relays, timers, types of switches, PLCs, light curtains, motor controls and valves
    Technical Skills:??
    • Troubleshooting experience with electrical & mechanical equipment, PLC systems, Robots, AC drives, DC drives, servo drives, motion control, HMI interface, motor controls, safety sensors, and relays? 
    • Able to read wiring diagrams, electrical/mechanical/pneumatic/hydraulic schematics and ladder/function block logic? 
    • Theoretical knowledge of industrial PCs and PLCs (Siemens Step 7, Beckhoff?TwinCat, etc.) and electric circuitry consisting of contractors, relays, main voltage/control voltage, limit switches and proximity sensors? 
    • Knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Systems (CMMS) an asset? 
    Core Competencies:
    • Able to read wiring diagrams, electrical/mechanical/pneumatic/hydraulic schematics and ladder/function block logic, you have working knowledge of industrial PCs and PLCs (Siemens Step 7, Beckhoff TwinCat, etc.) and electric circuitry consisting of contactors, relays, main voltage/control voltage, limit switches and proximity sensors
    • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
    • Team oriented
    • High degree of attention to detail, precision and follow through
    • Willing and able to work rotating shift
    • Be able to conceive and manage small projects
     Education and Experience:
    Required:
    • Minimum 3 years of experience in related role.
    ?Preferred:
    • Journeyman’s license.
    • Electrician with undergraduate diploma or post-secondary degree in Electrical Engineering.
    • 3 years’ experience in manufacturing/industrial environment.
     Physical Requirements: 
    • Noise Exposure: Elevated levels: 75% of time 
    • Repetitive Motions: 90% of time 
    • Standing: 80% of time 
    • Sitting: 20% of time 
    • Walking: 75% of time 
    • Lifting: Up to 50 pounds 10% of the time; More than 25 pounds up to 25% of the time. 
    • Outdoor Exposure: >10% of time 
     
    We are pleased to offer employment in the clean energy industry with a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes: 
    • Vacation Pay 
    • 401(k) 
    • Sick Pay 
    • Paid Holidays 
    • Employee Assistance Program 
    • Medical/Dental/Vision 
    • Health Savings Account 
    • Supplemental Insurance 
    • Employee Tuition Program 
    • Shift Differential Pay 
    • Employee Recognition Program
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