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Electrical Maintenance Technician 2nd

United States
Work Location:
North Carolina
27 Feb 2021
Job Type:
About The Opportunity

Assist maintenance with any supervisor assigned tasks to include assisting mechanical maintenance technicians, as well as, troubleshooting of: 1) electrical systems; 2) PC’s; 3) PLC controllers; and 4) drive systems in the pursuit of reduced production downtime.  Role will require interacting with maintenance technicians, operators, manufacturing engineers and controls engineers to ensure maximum equipment uptime while providing safe, timely, reliable and quality results.

Key Responsibilities

Comply with all company and departmental policies and procedures

•          Troubleshoot equipment downtime issues using prints with an emphasis on electrical issues related to wiring, switches, sensors, etc. while providing advanced support to various software packages and controls documents.

•           Troubleshoot PLC programs, drive and scanner issues as needed for efficient operation of plant machinery, as well as, HMI Interface and graphics applications for more efficient operator interaction.

•           Control “PG” and laptop devices that are necessary for troubleshooting equipment.

•           Identify and make recommendations for program actions needed to ensure that major issues are resolved.

•           Work in partnership with maintenance technicians, machine vendors and GKN manufacturing engineers to assist in development of effective automated PLC control and drive systems to support the production requirements and goals.

•           Insure that proper equipment shutdown and startup procedures are followed.

•           Troubleshoot robot issues and reteach/touchup points as needed.

•           Provide direction and train maintenance personnel in corrective maintenance, proper wiring and installation of electronic equipment.

•           Assist controls engineers system access, backups and data recovery.

•           Contact vendor to resolve problems related to controls issues.

•           Maintain Lockout/Tagout, CPR, First Aid, Confined Space Entry and other safety related certifications.

•           Endure strict adherence to OSHA, ISO-TS 16949, ISO 14001 and other standards.

AS in controls technology from accredited college or university or Journey Electrician required.

Siemens S7 programming required.

4 years experience in manufacturing environment (preferably in Automated  production) in lieu of AS degree or Journeyman Electrician.


Ability to work as a team member under the direction of maintenance supervisor.

Aptitude to understand logic control (relay & PLC) and how to manipulate the logic to repair problems.

Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distributions, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis

Successfully defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions.

About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Driveline is the market leader in the development and delivery of contemporary and electrified driveline systems and solutions. With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world’s automotive manufacturers.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.