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Electrical Controls Technician

York, PA 17406

Posted: 04/24/2024 Industry: Technician Job Number: 42767

Job Description

Axiom Staffing is seeking an Electrical Controls Tech to assemble control panels at a company in York, PA.

SUMMARY: Assembles, wires and tests industrial electrical control panel assemblies, racks, equipment skids and/or machinery containing PLCs, VFDs, HMI terminals, Machine Vision cameras, motor starters, power supplies, transformers, circuit breakers, fusible disconnect switches, relays, operator devices, instrumentation transmitters, conduit and piping. Work is performed in a job shop environment and requires prior related experience. Occasionally work may be performed at a customer site (typical OEM) or at a Trola job site (typical End User) as part of the installation and check-out of a control system integration project

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: (Other duties may be assigned.)

  • Assembles enclosure bases, cabinet frames or equivalent structural components per manufacturer’s instructions resulting in square and true assemblies.
  • Measures distances with rule to layout components on back panels or on panel
  • Layout of components and devices on the external surface of Drills, punches, saws and de-burrs required holes and openings.
  • Layout of components and devices on the internal back plate or side plates of the enclosure. Drills and taps holes in specified locations for mounting control
  • Arranges and assembles components as detailed on drawings and specifications. Components are fastened in specific locations on back plates or enclosure doors per assembly drawings with units of measure in inches and feet or with metric system units. Assembles and attaches with bolts, screws and/or rivets in a predetermined order, such things as wire duct, terminals, din rail, circuit breakers, fuse blocks, relays, power supplies, transformers, controllers and identification nameplates.
  • Cuts, strips, and mounts wires to connect electrical Crimps connectors and ferrules to wire ends as required.
  • Installs wires according to specifications and information shown on wiring schematics in order to comply with requirements of wire type, size and color.
  • Cuts, strips, bends and forms wire cable, conduit, pipe and instrument tubing used to connect circuits and sub-assemblies.
  • Wiring of door mounted devices per Trola standards required to be neat and orderly with provisions for protecting against mechanical abrasion or stress.
  • Checks for wire connection tightness and performs electrical continuity tests on circuits (wired by others) with bell-ringer. Only tested & certified employees will perform Note: Shop personnel do not perform any live voltage testing.
  • Produces computer-generated wire markers from project Engraving may be assigned on an as-required, as-approved basis.
  • Discusses errors in diagrams or production order with assigned project coordinator or engineer to clarify assembly or wiring problems.
  • While performing the duties of this position there may be a requirement to occasionally travel to the customer facility to accomplish these tasks.
  • Assembles shipping skids and containers by cutting 1 x 3 's, 2 x 4 's, 4 x 4 's, 1 x 6 's or plywood and nailing with a hammer or pneumatic stapler and fastening wood with screws required to support and protect completed electrical enclosures during shipment on motor freight trucks or local hauler trucks.
  • Keeps immediate work area cleaned up on a daily basis and assists with a general weekly clean-up of the shop area or clean-up as assigned by the Production Manager.
  • Will be required to use a computer terminal to enter times for job costing and payroll purposes, as well as for documenting testing and Quality Control Employee will be assigned a company email and will be using Microsoft TEAMS to communicate with co-workers and supervisor.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
  • Design - Demonstrates attention to
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision- making process.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Asks for and offers help when needed.


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Essential Duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education and/or Experience
  • Graduate of High School or vocational-technical school. Requires six Months of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of Education and experience.
  • Language Skills
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write general correspondence including an accurate time card for payroll. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Ability to calculate figures (add, subtract, multiply and divide) and understand the use of fractions and their conversion to decimal point numbers. Understands concepts of area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Has the ability to use foot-pound-second measurement system and the metric system.
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Computer Skills
  • General familiarity with operation of a PC including use of MS Word, retrieving and saving files and printing documents.
  • Certificates, Licenses or Registrations: A valid automobile driver’s license is
  • Other Skills and Abilities: The ability to read and interpret electrical ladder diagrams (JIC symbols) and point-to-point wiring diagrams.
  • Other Qualifications:

Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a person to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the person is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, grip or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The person is frequently required to sit and walk. The person is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear. The person must regularly lift or move 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus

Work Environment -The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the person is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Certain operations require hearing protection equipment. Eye protection is required at all times.

Tools – Position requires use of personal hand tools. Company supplies power tools and any specialty tools required.

Transportation – Should have a valid driver’s license.

Axiom Staffing Group is located at:
471 Eisenhower Drive, Hanover, PA 17331
(We are in the Walmart Shopping Center)
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