We are seeking an experienced, self-started to fill the position of ELECTRICIAN 1.


Responsible for electrical troubleshooting machine problems, day-to-day maintenance of electrical components, preventative maintenance of medium and low voltage electrical system and doing whatever it takes to make production facilities to operate smoothly. The successful candidate must be a team player, maintaining a clean working environment, and complying with company rules and regulations.


  • Repair and maintain machinery and electrical equipment such as AC/DC Drives, pneumatic components, hydraulic components, conveyor systems, and process equipment.
  • Perform electrical/mechanical testing to determine cause of failures and recommend solutions that will put equipment back into service.
  • Understand PLC ladder logic
  • Thorough evaluation of existing equipment; recommend, design, and/or install upgrades that will improve the efficiency of the manufacturing process.

The Electrician 1 rate is reserved for electrical maintenance employees who have mastered all Entry Level Electrician skills and achieved the skills and qualifications required for Electrician 1 according to the current certification plan. A satisfactory performance evaluation is also required. Must be capable of effectively maintaining general plant electrical equipment. In addition, the Electrician 1 must have a working knowledge of general plant electrical equipment and have demonstrated sound judgment and ability in troubleshooting. Maintenance personnel will also be required to perform other duties as required. The required technical/non-technical skills are listed below.

Technical Skill requirements:

  1. Math 1 (whole numbers, fractions and decimals)
  2. Conduit and Cable installation
  3. Soldering
  4. Bearing and Lubrication
  5. Electrical Wiring
  6. Storage Battery Maintenance
  7. Motor Repair and Preventative Maintenance
  8. Rigging and Lifting
  9. Electrical Troubleshooting
  10. Electrical Test Instruments
  11. Instrument Test Instruments
  12. Metal Fabrication
  13. Basic Electrical Safety

Non-Technical Skill requirements:

A. Safety

  1. Must demonstrate thorough knowledge and compliance with all EHS policies and procedures.
  2. Must be up to date on all training.
  3. Must be able to complete periodic Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) inspections, permits and proper use of all safety equipment.
  4. Must be able to conduct a safety meeting or huddle.

B. Performance

  1. Must be able to independently perform assigned duties.
  2. Must be able to independently provide shift coverage.
  3. Must understand Work Order System and be able to generate work orders and notifications.
  4. Must assist in providing on the job training for other employees.
  5. Must be able to independently locate parts within storeroom.
  6. Must be able to properly perform duties and complete required documentation such as maintenance work orders, PM work orders, time sheets and safety observations.


Position requires a High School diploma or equivalent. Must have own tools. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. on a regular basis.  Employee must have valid driver’s license and be dependable.

Qualified applicants should forward their resumes to: careers@wrmeadows.com

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. (Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned at the supervisor’s discretion.

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