Maintenance Technician in Charlotte, NC at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 9/15/2018

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Job Description

Maintenance Electrician 

Apex Life Sciences is seeking skilled Maintenance Technician with heavy electrical experience. Experience in the food industry is STRONGLY preferred. Our client is located in the southern part of Charlotte, NC. If interested, please apply and send your resume to Igor Kilimnik at or give us a call at (704) 332-5443!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follows all the company policies set in our Employee Handbook.
  • Is punctual, on time, and adheres to company attendance policies.
  • Follows all safety instructions and performs job function in adherence to safety instructions and rules.
  • Does not perform any job, duty, or functions employee has not been trained for.
  • Follows job specific instructions and rules.
  • Has functional literacy and oral communication skills in English for safety and following job specific instructions.
  • Has the ability to function under highly stressful conditions and interact cordially with co-workers to accomplish common tasks.
  • Must be capable of diagnosing equipment failures and machinery problems and take corrective action to restore it back to safe operating conditions as soon as possible.
  • Conducts the preventive maintenance system and directs its implementation. 
  • Must maintain work logs, work orders, PM sheets, and breakdown reports, and take corrective actions when necessary.
  • Demonstrates capabilities in handling complete factory startups as required; this includes equipment setup, boiler checks, cooling tower checks, ventilation system checks, and basic refrigeration system checks
  • Assist maintenance mechanics with installation, maintenance, and repairs to machinery, equipment, physical structures, plumbing, and simple electrical systems in the manufacturing facility and offices.
  • Occasionally works with outside vendors to complete maintenance activities.
  • Completes all necessary paperwork related to planned and unplanned work performed. 
  • Researches, specifies, and requests repair parts when they are needed and as necessary.
  • Understands the preventive maintenance system and its implementation. Reviews work logs, work orders, PM sheets, and breakdown reports, and takes corrective actions, as necessary.
  • Works closely with the Maintenance Manager, Department Lead and other Managers and Supervisors in order to eliminate downtime and to improve operational efficiencies.
  • Possesses the following electrical skills:
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify motor starters by class and size.
  • Effectively troubleshoot and understand all PLC components, including I/O boards and processors
  • Read and interpret ladder logic, relay diagrams, and symbols efficiently
  • Determine proper overload and fuse sizes for application
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a volt meter properly
  • Demonstrate the ability to use an amp probe and diagnose motor overload
  • Demonstrate the ability to wire start/stop 3-wire circuit controller
  • Read motor nameplates and wire motors with correct overload and heater selection
  • Connect simple inverters to motors
  • Configure inverters for the applications in which they are used
  • Demonstrate the proper way to check fuses using an ohmmeter
  • Demonstrate the proper way to check continuity of wires
  • Demonstrate the ability to read simple electrical schematics
  • Demonstrate the ability to determine whether windings on a motor are bad
  • Prepare and install electrical conduit, plugs, and other electrical components with wiring to current NEC/ANSI safety standards
  • Properly size electrical wiring based on voltage, amp draw, and length of cables
  • Understand and apply Arc Flash Safety
  • Specify and size control enclosures that are appropriate for the environments in which they are being installed.
  • Demonstrate proper labeling techniques for wires and components in electrical installations
  • Perform basic electrical soldering
  • Possesses the following mechanical skills:
  • Disassembles, reassembles, and rebuilds gearboxes, valves, cylinders, solenoid valves, pumps, and other factory-related equipment
  • Measure and determine types and sizes, and proper handling of bearings and to designate bearing numbers for placement of parts orders
  • Demonstrate the ability to adjust tracking of product conveyor belts
  • Management retains the discretion to add or change the duties of the position at any time.


  • High School or Trade School graduate with a minimum of three years prior experience as an industrial maintenance electrician. 
  • Electrical Code Training
  • Certification and/or Trade School preferred.
  • Must be certified as an Industrial Light Vehicle Operator (Forklift, pickers, etc)

Physical Demands/Environment:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. 
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 15 times/hour for up to 10 hours. 
  • The employee must frequently bend low and/or reach high, push and/or pull up to 2,000 pounds using mechanical devices.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to work independently and with and around others. 
  • There is frequent verbal and face-to-face contact.
  • The employee is frequently required to be available for extended hours.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level is the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Employee will be required to work in an environment in which temperature ranges from sub-0° to 85°.


EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.