Industrial Maintenance and Automation Electrician

Date: Jul 2, 2024

Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas, US, 72916

Company: Gerdau

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$99,000.00/ average per year (includes base hourly rate plus scheduled overtime, monthly production bonus and shift premiums)



Maintains production and quality by performing a variety of electrical trade functions such as the installation, maintenance, and repair of equipment for the generation, distribution or utilization of electric energy.



  • Locates, troubleshoots, and repairs electrical systems and equipment to a component level by using a variety of tools, and measuring and testing instruments. 
  • Work involves the following – installation, repair, and maintenance of a variety of electrical equipment such as transformers, switchboards, controllers, power distribution units, circuit breakers, motors, VFD, heating units, conduit systems, and other electrical equipment and components.
  • Tests and replaces lead-acid batteries for uninterrupted power systems (UPS) and other equipment. Normal work is on 480 volt or less systems and equipment, occasional closed door switching on arc safe, and metal-clad medium voltages (4.16kv, 34.5kv) equipment.  Occasional closed-door switching on high voltage (161kv).  Some work with 250 VDC relay logic circuits.
  • Uses test equipment such as multi-meters, rotation meters, micro-ohm meters (ductor), and other test equipment to diagnose and validate repairs. 
  • Inspects and performs daily maintenance on all shop machinery, mobile equipment, HVAC Systems, PLC networks, and cranes.
  • Services the electrical aspect of pumps, motors, cranes, hydraulic, pneumatic systems as needed.
  • Work with mechanics, contractors, and apprentices to minimize plant downtime and complete tasks.
  • Writing basic PLC programs, setting up HMIs, maintaining automation records.
  • Work with and without blueprints, drawings, layouts, schematics, or other specifications in order to make repairs, and upon completion of the job, provides as-built drawings.
  • Participates in maintenance duties required on down days.
  • Maintains equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed equipment, parts and supplies, and communicating same to Stores/Facilitator/Planner.
  • Performs data entry/logs on all services provided as required.
  • Repairs/replaces worn items as required.
  • Conserves maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Operates mobile equipment to transfer product/material as needed while following all safety rules and regulations.
  • Operate overhead cranes for the purpose of maintaining and testing of the cranes, and performing maintenance functions in the area as needed while following all safety rules and regulations.
  • Works safely at heights and from elevated surfaces.
  • Assists in training coworkers as needed.
  • Performs daily preventative maintenance, complete record of inspections as required.
  • Controls downtime by informing production workers of routine preventative techniques; monitoring compliance.
  • Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing technical publications, establishing personal networks.
  • Contributes to the team by delivering results as needed/expected.
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Adheres to and follows environmental policies and completes environmental inspections, tasks, and training as required.  Quickly responds to and resolves environmental issues.
  • Perform basic lubrication tasks.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.




Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity related to all employees and applicants for employment. It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status. 

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