19 days old

Electrical Maintenance Technician

Durham, NC 27701

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BUILD your career with an organization that is a leader in intelligent media delivery, providing more than 58,000 clients with innovative media solutions to influence consumers wherever they plan, shop, buy and share.

LIVE your passion through a culture that actively supports community involvement and delivers hope to missing children and their families across the nation through its signature Have You Seen Me? Program.

CREATE our future by integrating online and offline data combined with powerful insights, to precisely target our clients' most valuable shoppers, offering unparalleled reach and scale.

We are intelligent media delivery.

Valassis is a leader in intelligent media delivery, providing over 58,000 clients with innovative media solutions to influence consumers wherever they plan, shop, buy and share.  By integrating online and offline data combined with powerful insights, Valassis precisely targets its clients' most valuable shoppers, offering unparalleled reach and scale.  NCH Marketing Services, Inc. and Clipper Magazine are Valassis subsidiaries, and RetailMeNot Everyday is its consumer brand.  Its signature Have You Seen Me? program delivers hope to missing children and their families.  Valassis is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings.

Come flourish with Valassis Manufacturing!

  • Thrive in an environment of mutual accountability where multi-skilled employees and collaborative teams participate in planning, organizing and executing a daily business plan.
  • Join an operations team that exceeds client expectations by enhancing print capabilities, digital offers, and customer service.
  • Work with complex technologies from industry leading equipment and international suppliers that specialize in digital printing, manufacturing automation and IT systems.
  • Develop your technical skills through in-depth training and certification processes.
  • Explore your passion working with advanced, robotics equipment.
  • Dive into a dynamic business environment with a sophisticated manufacturing process that delivers relevant marketing campaigns and solutions to help our partners, clients and customers grow their business.


  • Take charge of your future with our generous 401K savings plan with company match, which is vested from day one.
  • Participate in our company wide well-being program that also serves to lower your annual health insurance premiums.
  • Explore new education opportunities with our Tuition Reimbursement Plan which covers up to $5,250.
  • We offer work-life flexibility, meeting personal obligations along with professional success.

Electrical Maintenance Technician position is located in Durham, NC.

This is a 12 hour rotating work schedule.

Position Summary:

  • Provide electrical maintenance support for 24 hr / 7 day manufacturing operation.  
  • Plan, layout, install and repair a wide variety of complex electrical/electronic equipment including automatic machine and process controls, switch boards, control centers and panels, relays, circuit breakers, electronic controls including alarm and communication systems. 
  • Plan and install primary and secondary controls, diagnose electrical/electronic problems, replace or repair parts, detect and replace defective control modules, test units for proper function and make final adjustments. 
  • Performs preventive maintenance responsibility and assists Mechanical Maintenance Technician with trouble shooting and repairs. 
  • Works a rotating shift and regularly must provide complex troubleshooting and repair without on-site technical supervision or guidance.

Key Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Completes equipment installations, scheduled/unscheduled repairs utilizing the following standard methods (40%).
    • Works with blueprints, schematics, sketches, manuals, written and/or verbal instructions in carrying out job assignments.
    • Assists in the inspection of electrical systems to building; makes recommendations for repairs and modifications.
    • Installs power supply wiring and conduit for newly installed machines and equipment such as robots, conveyors, and programmable controllers.
    • Tests malfunctioning machinery and discusses malfunction with other Technical Services support to diagnose malfunction.
    • Diagnoses and replaces faulty electrical components of machine such as relays, printed circuit boards, switches, and motors, and adjusts mechanical parts as necessary. 
    • Operates control systems, teach pendants, and programmable controllers required to program automated machinery, operate automated machinery, test for malfunctions, and verify repairs.
    • Aligns, adjusts, and calibrates equipment according to specifications.
    • Documents work and records equipment changes.
  • Completes and documents specific preventative and predictive maintenance duties (cleaning, inspecting, replacing/adjusting, lubricating, measuring, etc.) on assigned equipment. (30%).
  • Team Responsibilities (30%).
    • Work closely with equipment operators to troubleshoot and maintain high level of operating efficiency.
    • Work closely with OEM technical support.
    • Requisitions supplies, parts, and equipment and sends parts out for repair.
    • Records appropriate equipment information concerning equipment repairs and performance.
    • Shares responsibility for repairing and maintaining facility with other maintenance technicians.
    • Assists other Technical Services team members on assigned projects

Education and Knowledge:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Electrical/Electronic associates degree from a two-year college/technical school or equivalent technical training from previous employment.
  • Electricians License desirable but not required.

Experience / Skills / Abilities:

  • Two to four years of work experience in Industrial Electrical Maintenance and troubleshooting is desired.
  • Proficient in the fundamentals of PLC programming and working with blueprints, schematics, sketches, and other forms of equipment documentation.
  • Ability to retain knowledge of procedures and processes and understand complex instructions and multi-step procedures. 
  • Willingness to attend training classes to learn or enhance skills.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Ability to organize work, people and materials.
  • Intermediate written and verbal communications skills.  Ability to read and interpret documents and write routine reports.
  • PC Networking/Troubleshooting skills
  • Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.  Must have knowledge of Internet software, Inventory Software, Manufacturing Software, and Order Processing systems.
  • Intermediate math skills.  Ability to calculate area, circumference, and volume and apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Service-oriented personality.
  • Ability to work independently on nights and weekend shifts.
  • Ability to work a 12-hour rotating work schedule with call-in and overtime duties.
  • Must learn to operate a boom lift and become forklift certified. 

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Attend meetings/respond to requests in the absence of the Maintenance Supervisor or team leader.

Communication and Contacts:

  • Informs leaders and other technicians of pertinent information and communicates to other departments as necessary.
  • Communicates with equipment operators to determine problems with equipment before breakdown and to determine if equipment adjustments or repairs are necessary.
  • Communicates with equipment vendors and various suppliers including technical local and international support.

Decision Making Scope:

  • Often must make decisions in conjunction with department supervisors to shut down equipment, schedule repairs, request for service.


  • Functions as member of emergency response team providing equipment and utility shut down, sprinkler valve operation, and assistance to emergency personnel as required.

Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:

  • Physical requirements include heavy lifting in excess of 50 lbs., working in a boom lift up to 35 feet, working in restricted spaces and awkward positions and pass a color vision test.
  • Working conditions includes high noise (hearing protection required), high speed equipment, and paper dust.

Valassis is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process by contacting our Recruiting Coordinator, [[Jacqueline Piercy]] at [[919-361-7903]].

EEO is the law. To review your rights under Equal Employment Opportunity please visit: www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.


Posted: 2020-03-12 Expires: 2020-04-11

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