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E & I Lead Technician



The Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Lead will be the first line of leadership on assisting the E&I team with day-to-day operations to keep the mill running. They will supervise and assist in installation, servicing, troubleshooting, and performing preventive and predictive maintenance functions on plant equipment. This equipment includes but is not limited to; plant lighting equipment, electrical circuits, motors, starters, motor control centers, programmable controllers, control panels, transformers, switches, transmitters, automatic valves, regulators, guide systems, distributed control systems, PLC's, overhead cranes, etc. May perform additional duties as assigned. The paper mill is a 24/7 operation, working 12 hour shifts in a 4 shift rotational may be required. The Electrical and Instrumentation Lead must be able to read orders, possess basic to intermediate math skills, read and understand technical manuals and literature and be able to operate motorized equipment such as forklifts, scissor lifts, Genie lifts, hoists and cranes.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Report to the E&I Manager any information that may impede the operation of the plant as soon as it becomes known.
  2. Improve and lead the E&I organization, designing and implementing long-term continuous improvement applications and systems to enhance the longevity of the site’s equipment.
  3. Be the job owner and single point of contact between the mill leadership team and the E&I technicians on any and all E&I work being done.
  4. Able to troubleshoot, repair, and wire 120 volt and (3) phase 460 volt AC circuits and electrical equipment.
  5. Able to troubleshoot, repair, and wire 24 volt DC control circuits.
  6. Basic understanding of Electricity and Instrumentation.
  7. Able to troubleshoot, repair, and install distribution systems up to 460 volts.
  8. Able to troubleshoot, repair, and install controls: coils contactors, relays, brakes etc.
  9. Able to install transformers up to 460 volts.
  10. Able to safely rack in and rack out 460 volt, 4160 volt, and 12.47 kV breakers.
  11. Able to interpret PID, hydraulic, pneumatic and wiring drawings / diagrams.
  12. Able to wire motors single phase, 3 phase 460 volt and 3 phase 4160 volt as per NEC / OSHA codes and Pratt standard operating procedures.
  13. Able to use and interpret a Megohm meter.
  14. Able to use and interpret a mulitmeter; volts, amps and ohms
  15. Able to troubleshoot and install switches; proximity, speed, limit, pressure etc.
  16. Basic understanding and repair of guiding systems.
  17. Able to run and bend conduit and pull wire.
  18. Able to troubleshoot control valves and transmitters.
  19. General knowledge of electrical and pneumatic systems in mill.
  20. Understanding of pneumatic controls including controllers, actuators, positioners, and valves.
  21. Demonstrate knowledge of where to find equipment I/O for various processes.
  22. Provide on-call and weekend duty coverage within a designated rotation
  23. Additional duties may be assigned by management.


  • Post-secondary educational degree (2 to 4 year degree from college, university, technical school, military, vocational or other advanced educational institution)
  • Computer/Data entry skills.
  • Demonstrated personnel managerial skills.
  • Four years maintenance experience in a manufacturing plant.

Candidates are PREFERRED who offer the following:

Bachelor's degree or higher in Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, Pulp/Paper or Chemical.


Able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, blue prints, P&ID’s, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Able to read a tape measure with speed and accuracy. Able to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, measurement, volume and rate. Able to apply concepts of high school math.


Must be able to read orders & prepare reports legibly and properly. Must be able to communicate orally with all personnel in the plant. Must be able to operate a calculator for basic mathematical computations. Basic typing skills are essential because shift logs, reports, and emails must be composed.


Working knowledge of mechanical and electrical machinery, including conveyer systems, breakers, boilers, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, etc. Knowledge of computer systems and the ability to learn new complex applications.


May be required to maintain a current Lift Truck Operator License and/or other appropriate certification to work in certain areas or on certain equipment.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 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 exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


The individual must possess the following:

Superior time management skills including the ability to manage multiple issues concurrently.

Excellent crisis manager who demonstrates that he/she has a high emotional control.

Excellent employee relations skills including being an active listener.

Demonstrated confidence including providing a consistent leadership style with an acceptable level of professional assertiveness.

Professional appearance to support his/her role as a managerial representative of the company. Ability to influence others.

Excellent decision-making and organizational skills.

Tool List

  • Tool Bag/Tool Box to hold Tools
  • Screwdrivers – Phillips and Slotted, (Typical 8-10 piece set)
  • Precision Screwdriver Set (Small Phillips and Slotted for electronics, spring terminals)
  • Hex Key Sets (Allen Wrenches) Metric and Standard
  • Box End Wrench Sets, Metric and Standard (6mm-26mm) (1/4"-1-1/8")
  • Socket Sets – ¼”, 3/8”, ½” Drive, Metric and Standard Sockets, Extensions, Hex Head Sockets, Deep-well Sockets (6mm-26mm) (1/4"-1-1/8")
  • Adjustable Wrenches (Crescent Wrenches)
  • Hammers – 12oz Ball Peen, 3Lb Sledge
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Tongue and Groove Pliers Set (Channel Locks)
  • Wire Strippers
  • Crimping Pliers
  • Nut Drivers
  • Torpedo Level
  • Multimeter To Read AC/DC Voltage. 0-480VAC / 24VDC
  • Amp Meter to Read 0-400 Amps
  • Process meter to read analog loops, 4-20mA
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