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Maintenance Electrician

Country:  United States
Country/Region:  Un
City:  Allentown
State/Province:  Pennsylvania


Career Opportunity


Sappi North America, headquartered in Boston, is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited (JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with more than 13,000 employees and manufacturing operations on three continents in seven countries and customers in over 100 countries around the world.  Sappi's Allentown facility, located in Pennsylvania, was established in 1993. It is a sheeting facility with 100,000 tons of sheeting capacity.


Position (job title):  Maintenance Electrician 

Work Site:  SSC Allentown 



Position Responsibilities: 

  • Follow all safety regulations and policies as mandated by the company 

  • Must wear all required and proper PPE for the task(s) being performed including Arc Flash, electrical rated boots, gloves and non-conductive equipment 

  • Maintain clean and organized work area 

  • Follow established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), suggest revisions as needed, and create SOPs as directed 

  • Prepare and document work plans, job hazard analysis, job safety analysis, code required forms, checklists, LOTO, and internal procedural documents as required 

  • Diagnose, repair, and perform scheduled Preventative Maintenance on existing electrical systems, equipment, fixtures, and infrastructure 

  • Install, maintain, adjust, operate, test and repair branch circuits, power distribution wiring, electrical equipment, fixtures, lighting systems, motors, and conduit in compliance with the National Electric Code (NEC) 

  • Inspect transformers, circuit breakers, and other electrical components 

  • Perform work related to construction and operation, troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining electrical equipment inside and outside the plant including but not limited to: lift trucks, communication lines, programmable logic controllers, boilers, compressors, circuit breaker panels and controls, fans, transformers, computer equipment, HVAC equipment, motor drives, and any other electrical equipment or machinery used in the production process  

  • Accomplish tasking working from verbal information, schematics, blueprints, wiring diagrams, documents, vendor/manufacturer manuals, and applicable electrical specifications and codes 

  • Analyze situations and make technical decisions based on specifications, safety, and electrical codes 

  • Work directly with operations and scheduling to plan and complete tasks to achieve continuous operations 

  • Advise immediate direct report of job progress and material/labor requirements and communicate tasks performed  

  • Proactively identify any unsafe conditions, hazards, or Code violations, and communicate them effectively with potential resolutions  

  • Perform other duties as required 


Required Qualifications: 

  • A current Journeyman Electrician license, a current Master Electrician license, or equivalent Union membership in good standing  

  • Minimum 5-10 years experience in all phases of electrical work including rough-in, trim-out, wiring of electrical equipment and fixtures, conduit installation, motor starter, motor drives, and power distribution wiring including voltages up to 480 AC and 600 DC  

  • Electrical experience in manufacturing/industrial facilities and/or construction and commercial sites  

  • Must be able to read and decipher electrical drawings,  schematics, and diagrams  

  • Possess prior computer experience; SAP preferred 

  • Understanding of hydraulics, pneumatics, and mechanics  

  • Maintaining punctual attendance and dedicated to meet expectations  

  • Willingness to alter the work schedule to attend training to further develop maintenance skills 

  • Willingness to work off-shift hours as needed and be on call 

  • Willingness to cover and assist mechanical maintenance  

  • Able to work in a team environment and have quick adaptability to learn on the job 

  • In-house aptitude test required  


Physical Requirements: 

  • Lift up to 50 lbs. on frequent basis  

  • Work in standing, bending, and stretching positions  



  • High School Diploma/equivalent; higher education preferred  

  • Documentation of completing a certified electrical apprentice program obtaining a journeyman status or equivalent  


HR Contact for Questions:  Kathleen Ann Porazzo 

Contact Information:  2074205374,  

Sappi provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Sappi complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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