Industrial Journeyman Electrical Technician $34.15/hr – 1st shift

BulkSak by Conitex Sonoco

Richmond, VA

Location: Richmond, VA

Position: Industrial Journeyman Electrical Technician - Journeyman license required

Pay: $34.15/hr with the potential to increase and additional $3.80/hour if completion of Pay-For-Skills

Shift: 1st shift

You will like working for us as we have amazing people and a highly collaborative culture. Global success hasn’t changed our tight-knit feel – we’ve simply grown into a larger, more diverse family. We have thousands of jobs around the globe and encourage all of our associates to chase their dreams without having to find them in another company – it truly is a special place.

Sonoco Products, a global packaging company, is seeking skilled/experienced Industrial Journeyman Electrical Technician in their Richmond, VA paper mill. Excellent attendance is crucial for the team to achieve success. You must have a proven record of success in a fast-paced environment. You must be a team player, have great communication skills and be flexible to accomplish the necessary tasks. You must demonstrate ability to maintain accurate records, logs and files in a timely manner. Must possess willingness to learn and develop new skills. You will take pride in your personal hands-on and analytical abilities, organizational skills, and attention to detail.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Actively promote and participate in mill safety programs and initiatives
  • Perform all duties safely. Use all safety equipment and procedures. Handle and use all tools safely. Follow OSHA and Sonoco standards, including energy isolation
  • You must be able to complete all maintenance functions including preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairing manufacturing equipment
  • Follow procedures to perform required PM programs and general maintenance tasks including electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic repairs.
  • Read and interpret electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic schematics for troubleshooting and repair of all plant equipment.
  • Use and troubleshoot variable speed AC and DC drive controllers. Understand motion controls, incremental and absolute position encoders and resolvers.
  • Analyze and repair PLC controlled equipment using the appropriate techniques and peripheral equipment.
  • Contributes to the continuous improvement of plant equipment by finding ways to eliminate unscheduled downtime, improve efficiency, and increase equipment reliability.
  • Sign out all parts taken from the storeroom returning any that were not used
  • Help troubleshoot and repair paper making operational equipment as needed.
  • Conduct root cause failure analysis and use problem solving techniques to ensure effective repairs on equipment.
  • Inspects assigned equipment to ensure it is in safe operating condition.
  • Verifies all safety devices (guards, control circuit devices, stop blocks, etc.) on assigned equipment are always intact and properly secured.
  • Document all work performed in a timely, accurate and detailed manner using the current maintenance system and other reporting structures as determined by the supervisor.
  • Must demonstrate your electrical aptitude by successfully completing the required electrical test.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor or manager.

We’d love to hear from you if:

  • Journeyman License *Required*
  • Have 3-5+ years industrial electrician experience
  • Have strong electrical and mechanical troubleshooting experience
  • Vocational training preferred.
  • Ability to troubleshoot DCS, PLC’s, drives, instrumentation, other industrial electrical issues
  • Ability to read electrical prints and perform job layouts for electrical devices and circuitry.

We care about the health and wellness of you and your family. That is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package that makes it easier to manage your health and provide financial security for you and your family.

Apply today and help us get stronger!

At Sonoco Products Company, we offer a comprehensive total rewards package, including competitive pay and benefits:


  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents, including FSA and HSA options
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Wellbeing tools and resources to support holistic health, including an Employee Assistance Program with a variety of services
  • Paid time off and holidays to recreate, rejuvenate and care for the health of yourself and family
  • Variety of company paid and voluntary employee-paid insurance plans including life, personal accident, and disability insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic.