Electrical/Instrumentation Systems Specialist

Job Locations US-VT-Brattleboro
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The Systems Technician functions independently and as a team member. Leadership and personal communication skills are essential in this position. This position is an hourly position reporting to the maintenance supervisor. However, the Systems Technician will work closely with management in the direction of increased reliability, energy savings, peer training, and implementation of new technologies.
The Systems Tech will provide personal leadership to the apprentice program educating the new apprentices, guiding their work and tracking of electrical work hours.
The Systems Tech will participate in work planning, both electrical and mechanical. Input will be solicited and a well thought out solution is expected. Coordination with store keeping for parts availability, along with communication to the supervisor, is expected.
The Systems Tech will be receptive to inputs by all members of the maintenance staff and leadership; will conduct themselves professionally and treat all other workers, contractors, vendors, etc. in the same manner.
The Systems Tech is expected to work scheduled and unplanned/on-call overtime on an as-needed basis.


- Conduct self and job tasks in a safe manner following proper work procedures. Provides Safety Leadership in all aspects of Electrical systems hazards.
- Develop knowledge and skills to be recognized for expertise and guidance in DCS and process control systems.
- Assist with the management of DCS and QCS systems to include all hardware, sensors, software and operator stations.
- Implement control strategies to improve quality and mill performance.
- Provide documentation to ensure the retrieval of data and protection of proprietary information.
- Assist in the development, installation, and execution of capital projects that support strategic initiatives, reduce costs, and sustain operations.
- Maintain, optimize, and troubleshoot, drive systems, independent drive controls, MCCs, instrumentation and controls and field devices.
- Engage, cross train, and mentor all BB employees in electrical safety and LOTO processes
- Coach and provide mentorship for employees in Maintenance Apprentice Program
- Utilize PMC CMMS for work tracking and accountability of work completion.
- Manage small scale projects to budget, timeline and expectations by managing both personal and outside resources.
- Engage local distributors to identify and implement new technology and energy savings.
- Identify opportunities to increase production efficiency and eliminate waste.
- This position does not directly make work assignments, but provides leadership where needed on a daily basis
- Full complement of electrical maintenance and troubleshooting from low voltages through 480Vac, and switchgear, including housekeeping, cooling and monitoring
- VFD Drive and motor installation, configuration, and backups
- Research and Maintain electrical innovations that optimize reliability and energy efficiency    
- Ability to work calmly under pressure
- Mechanical aptitude
- Ability to work as part of a team and support co-workers
- Lead others in a group setting
- Positive work ethic, attitude, and initiative
- Ability to coach, mentor
- Ability to participate in required trainings to keep up certifications and qualifications
- Ability to travel regionally and nationally for required trainings (up to 15% of the time)


- Holds and maintains State of VT Master Electrician License.
- Electrician/Instrumentation – Craft Leader
- Demonstrated ability to manage outside resources
- Demonstrated troubleshooting techniques and ability
- Demonstrated safety record and performance
- Continuing education course work in Electrical and Instrumentation Maintenance/Troubleshooting
- Ability to read, and troubleshoot electrical circuits and schematics
- Experience with process control instrumentation including transmitters, PLCs and control valves


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