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Date: Jan 21, 2023

Location: Towanda, PA, US, 18848

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

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Plant Electrician-Apprentice

JELD-WEN, Inc. an innovative manufacturer of leading-edge wood composite products has an immediate opening for a Plant Electrician at our Towanda, PA facility.

The successful candidate will receive specific training to install, troubleshoot, maintain, adjust, modify and repair all plant electrical and electrical equipment in the facility. Candidate must be able to work from electrical drawings, schematics, sketches and tech manuals.

Duties and Responsibilities

To keep production and manufacturing equipment running smoothly, Plant Electrician is responsible for handling several daily tasks.

  • Install New Electrical Systems - Install new or refurbished equipment in the plant. Run tests to ensure that new machinery is ready to be implemented and work out any issues before the equipment is used on a daily basis.


  • Troubleshoot Problems with Electrical Equipment - When equipment on a factory floor runs into problems, it is up to the Electrician to determine the cause of these issues. They must be knowledgeable in troubleshooting problems with various types of equipment, such as hydraulic or robotic systems, and understand why equipment is not working properly.


  • Repair and Maintain Existing Equipment - Once a problem has been identified, Electricians must then use tools and replacement parts to make repairs to production and manufacturing machines. Plant Electricians also conduct regularly-scheduled maintenance on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis to keep machines running at they are intended and to avoid any down-time due to break-downs or improper operations.


  • Maintain Repair and Maintenance Logs and Records - It is important for Plant Electricians to create and manage reports pertaining to the repair and maintenance of industrial machines. This is crucial information for managers to know in the event that machines need to be upgraded or replaced, there is a record of ongoing issues or proof that machines have been properly maintained.

Skills and Abilities

Among the most important skills Industrial Electricians should possess include problem-solving, troubleshooting, analytical and critical thinking capabilities. Plant Electrician should also be capable of the following:

  • Installing various types of industrial equipment.
  • Repairing and maintaining hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems.
  • Calibrating and maintaining circuitry.
  • Reading and interpreting wiring diagrams.

Education and Training

The position requires a high school diploma/GED and the minimum of a 2-year certificate from an accredited school in the electric/electronics field OR a high school diploma/GED plus 4 years related experience in electrical maintenance.


We act with integrity, invest in people, inspire through innovation, deliver on our promises and improve every day. We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and values and want to excel in their field of expertise. We offer excellent benefits, a collaborative environment in which to apply your talent and a dynamic and growing company, with exceptional career progression opportunities.


JELD-WEN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.


Unless explicitly requested or approached by JELD-WEN, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services

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