Electrician 1 in Kent, WA at Davis Wire

Date Posted: 9/5/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Kent, WA
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

The Company

Since 1927, Davis Wire Corporation has built a reputation for dependability and quality. As the largest wire manufacturer in the western United States, our impressive range of products are used in a wide variety of fields, including agriculture, construction, transportation, communications and industrial applications. The foundations of our business are galvanized and reinforcement wire, though we also produce an assortment of specialty wires to fit almost any need. We back our products by exceptional customer service and support our workers in making this a successful business.

Davis Wire, Kent is a manufacturing mill located off 80th Ave S in Kent, WA specializing in a producing a wide range of wire products. We have a 24-hour operation with maintenance department working 12/2 shifts. This facility is part of Teamsters Local Union and membership in the union is required

We offer full benefit options for yourself and your family after eligibility period including medical, dental, vision, health or dependent savings account options, employee assistance program (mental health benefits), basic and voluntary life and ad&d coverage, pension, 401k, paid holidays, sick time and vacation time. Weekly full-time pay $27.45/hr.

We’re motivated to hire as our business continues to grow and we’re seeking hard-working individuals that have both good work ethic and integrity.  We are currently accepting applications for current and future openings

Broad Functions and Objectives

Installs, modifies repairs, adjusts, and programs electrical systems, apparatus, and components of industrial machinery and equipment.  In conjunction with machinists, mechanics, operators, and supervision


TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:            Electrical testing machinery and various hand tools                                                              common to the trade (screwdrivers, pliers, knives, saws, ammeters, and test lamps).

MATERIALS:                                    Electrical wiring and components of various manufacture and design.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:       Must be able to sit/stand for 8 hours plus.  Must be able to climb, stoop, bend, crawl, twist and turn. Must be able to work on ladders and scaffolds. Must be able to lift up to 50+ pounds on occasion.

Principal Accountabilities/Duties:

  1. Designs and Installs power supply wiring and conduit for newly installed machines and equipment.  Connect power, test and start up new equipment.
  2. Connects/disconnects power supply wires to machines and equipment, and connects/disconnects cables and wires between machines and equipment.
  3. Diagnoses malfunctioning apparatus such as transformers, motors, control boards, and repairs/replaces damaged or broken components
  4. Tests malfunctioning machinery and see if the problem is electrical in nature.
  5. Replaces faulty electrical components of machine such as relays, switches, and positions sensing devices.
  6. Diagnoses and repairs or replaces faulty electronic components such as printed circuit boards.
  7. Replaces electric motor bearings and rewires motors.
  8. Investigates and diagnoses faulty mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic components of machines and equipment and makes repairs in conjunction with mechanics, operators and supervision makes repairs.
  9. Must be able to read and follow blueprints, wiring diagrams and schematic drawings.
  10. Take/monitor and document observations, settings, readings, meters, gauges as required
  11. Installs circuit breakers, equipment panels, transformers, and switchboards.
  12. Secure and complete required department work order documentation.
  13. Is responsible for housekeeping in his/her work area and general surroundings.
  14. Is responsible for Lock-Out-Tag-Out.
  15. Observes and follows all safety rules and safety procedures.
  16. Performs other tasks and duties as assigned.

Employment Requirements:  

High School Diploma or Equivalent

Experience with PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers), Drive, and up to 480v experience.  No license required.