Electronic Tech

Rea Magnet Wire Co., Inc.

Lafayette, IN


Position Summary:

The electronics technician conducts, maintains, tests and repairs electrical/electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems and components.  The position applies knowledge of electrical/electronic, and mechanical principles in determining equipment malfunctions and applies skills in restoring equipment to operation.  The electronics technician provides skilled mechanical and electrical/electronic support to all areas of the plant.



Essential Functions and Responsibilities:


  1. Troubleshoots and repairs electrical/electronic equipment, including programmable controls, numeral controls, power supplies, drives, gauges and test equipment.
  2. Repairs electrical and electronic circuits.
  3. Troubleshoot industrial motor issues.
  4. Troubleshoot industrial automation equipment such as PLC’s, VFD’s, and HMI’s.
  5. Work with industrial manufacturing voltages of 480VAC, 120VAC, and 24VDC.
  6. Install new electrical circuits, pull wire, rough in conduit.
  7. Electrical control cabinet assembly and management of components within cabinets.
  8. Plans and performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic and mechanical theories and principles, writing specifications, local and national electrical codes, properties of various materials, and principles of operations and application of electronic equipment.
  9. Installs, starts up and shuts down equipment in accordance with Rea safety procedures for machine activation and shutdown and in line with OSHA requirements.
  10. Advises operators of operations procedures and requirements for working safely with electrical/electronic and mechanical equipment and components.
  11. Informs appropriate management and mechanics of potential electrical/mechanical problems and inherent danger involved.
  12. Maintains company-required performance and maintenance records for identified equipment.
  13. Performs preventive maintenance functions as directed.
  14. Assists maintenance functions as directed.
  15. Maintains clean and safe work environment.
  16. Assists and trains other maintenance and other technical-level employees.
  17. All other work-related duties as assigned.  



Physical Demand and Work Environment:


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes, moving mechanical parts and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at the manufacturing site including high temperatures.  The noise level in the work environment may be loud.  


The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  This position is very active and requires standing, sitting, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, climbing stairs, reach above and below chest level, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with arms.   This position works at various levels.   The employee must frequently lift and move items over 50 pounds and may be exposed to chemical, non-toxic fumes or dust.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


  • Work Environment:  The employee will occasionally be exposed to Cold Temperatures <55 degrees and Heat >100 degrees.   The environment is well lit; The noise level in the environment is loud due to exposure and use of fork trucks, but employee may be exposed to higher than 85 decibels on occasion, hearing protection is required.  Employee may be occasionally required to enter confined spaces.


Qualifications Required:

  • Two-year technical degree or accredited apprenticeship program or the equivalent in a technical field. 
  • 3 to 5 years of proven experience in the electrical/electronics, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic fields.  
  • 3 years’ computer experience/operation
  • Ability to read and understand PLC programming, program and install VFD’s, program and install HMI’s (Allen Bradley Equipment)
  • A thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic components and equipment, including the use of special instruments for diagnostic purposes. Such a multi-meter, megger, temperature probe, strobe tachometer, infrared scanner, amp meter.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to work from heights or in an ariel lift.


Preferred Education and Experience:




  • Technical Capacity
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Decision Making
  • Learning Orientation

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