Electrical Maintenance Technician in Worcester, MA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 6/4/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Senior Electrical Technician


The Senior Electrical Technician will modify, rebuild, repair, or overhaul electronic, hydraulic, and electrical production and test equipment and controls.  Troubleshoot all electrical, hydraulic, and electronic problems throughout the facility.  Applies knowledge of electronic and hydraulic principles and theories in determining equipment malfunctions and applies skills in restoring equipment to operation.  Maintain, repair, and calibrate electronic and pneumatic and hydraulic instrumentation systems for industrial process.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required of the Electronic Electrical Technician.

Materials & Products

Perform the required repairs to production and test equipment by replacing damaged, missing, burnt or faulty items such as printed circuit cards; and transistors, diodes, resistors, etc., using the latest techniques in micro soldering.


They have skill in the use of electronic test equipment such as oscilloscopes, pulse and signal generators, distortion and waveform analyzers, digital data generators, digital voltmeters, frequency and pulse generators, and special test panels. They have skill in the use of a variety of hand tools such as screwdrivers, drills, wrenches, and soldering irons and in the use of micro soldering techniques. May work on power distribution systems and substations with proper certification.

Proficient in the use of a computer, and various software programs to troubleshoot programmable controller and CNC equipment.  Design and alter logic and circuit changes.  Provide electrical/electronic documentation using CAD or similar software.


  • Electronic Electrical Technicians at this level are skilled in interpreting and applying a variety of technical information such as technical orders, manufacturers' handbooks and repair manuals, schematics, block diagrams, mathematical expressions, and similar documents while testing and repairing functionally independent electronic equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and calibration of equipment and systems throughout the facility.
  • Work on highly complex systems of electronic sensing and control. This includes multiple axis numerically controlled (NC) machine tools with continuous path or contouring control capability, such as machining centers, plant controls, and computer controlled warehousing/stock-handling equipment and centralized environmental monitoring and control systems (EMCS) that use special purpose, dedicated computers to store operating parameters and initiate adjustments.
  • Adjust and replace defective or improperly functioning circuitry and electronics components, using hand tools and soldering iron.
  • Assemble, test, and maintain circuitry or electronic components according to engineering instructions, technical manuals, and knowledge of electronics, using hand and power tools.
  • Develop and upgrade preventative maintenance procedures for components, equipment, parts and systems.
  • Fabricate parts such as control panels, terminal boards, and chassis.
  • Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with manufacturers and field representatives as necessary to procure replacement parts.
  • Maintain system logs and manuals to document testing and operation of equipment.
  • Maintain working knowledge of state-of-the-art tools or software.
  • Procure parts and maintain inventory and related documentation.
  • Provide user applications and engineering support and recommendations for new and existing equipment with regard to installation, upgrades and enhancement.
  • Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components.
  • Research equipment and component availability and sources.
  • Test electronics units, using standard test equipment, and analyze results to evaluate performance and determine need for adjustment.
  • May modify computer or microprocessor software programs.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and a state license for Electronic Technician.
  • May possess MA Journeyman’s License as well as power distribution certificate.
  • Three years industrial experience and more than one year training time to be familiar with facility, equipment, and operations to work independently.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an Electronic Electrical Technician encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Physical Demands/Efforts

  • Frequently lift and carry, unassisted, items weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • They are sometimes required to lift and carry items weighing more than 50 pounds with the help of weight handling equipment or with assistance from other workers.
  • The work requires frequent standing, walking, bending, crouching, reaching, and stooping.
  • Climbing and working in high places may be required.

Mental & Visual Demands

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Some work may require the aid of magnifying lenses, eye loops, and microscopes to accomplish repairs on miniature components.

Work Environment

  • Work is usually performed inside in well lighted, heated, and ventilated areas.
  • When equipment is fixed in place, it is sometimes necessary to work in industrial areas exposed to loud noises, heat or cold, fumes, etc.
  • Employees are subject to injuries, such as electric shock, cuts and bruises, as well as burns caused by electrical energy or soldering irons.
  • Flame retardant clothing and face shields.
  • Various PPE devices & equipment such as gloves, safety shoes, hearing protection and glasses may be required.


Work shifts generally include 12-hour shifts and call in coverage.

FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION send your updated resume to Michael Dougherty at Mdougherty@apexlifesciences.com with 'Senior Electrical Technician' in the subject line.