Electrician (Industrial) (Port Wentworth, GA) – Austin Industrial

December 6, 2023

Job Description

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Austin Industrial delivers premier maintenance, construction, and soft craft services to leading industrial companies across the U.S. An industry leader for more than 60 years, we offer single-source solutions to our customers in the oil, gas, chemical, food, agriculture, power, and manufacturing industries. Our team of 4,000 employee-owners, equipped with innovative technology and optimized procedures, helps owners optimize safety, productivity, profit margins, and cost-efficiency.


The Electrician will assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.  Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.  This is accomplished by performing the following essential duties and responsibilities.  Other duties may be assigned.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshooting and repairing all aspects of electrical power distribution system with utilization voltages of 480V, 4,160V and 13.8KV.
  • Troubleshooting and repairing AC induction motors of all types, single and three phases.
  • Utilize and become proficient with various electrical test equipment including but not limited to: VOM, insulation resistance tester, micro-ohmmeter, Motor Circuit Analyzer (MCE).
  • Develop a working knowledge of various PLC manufactures and Control systems to assist with troubleshooting and interlock testing.
  • Maintain a professional working relationship with multi discipline maintenance teams.
  • Maintain proper safety awareness and follow plant safety procedures in all activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required by supervisor.
  • Willing to work, days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Work a rotating shift schedule when needed.
  • Must be proficient in reading and interpreting electrical schematics.
  • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.
  • Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, and voltmeters, to ensure compatibility and safety of system. 
  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Work from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs to install, maintain or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.
  • Place conduit (pipes or tubing) inside designated partitions, walls, or other concealed areas, and pull insulated wires or cables through the conduit to complete circuits between boxes.
  • Must be able to perform work wearing personnel protective equipment. Including but not limited to the following: rain gear, chemical protective clothing, supplied air and air purifying respirators, safety harness, sand blast hoods, fire resistant coveralls, hard hat, ear plugs and safety glasses.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have full range of mobility in upper and lower body, able to reach overhead, able to work in various positions, including, but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling, squatting; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; work at heights; balance for extended periods of time.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required for this Position:

Education: no minimum education requirements.

Experience: 3-5 years of experience in an industrial setting preferred.

Must pass drug screen and background check, as condition of employment.

We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, and a matching 401K plan. We are proud to be a 100% Employee-Owned Company (ESOP)! To learn more about Austin, please go to https://www.austin-ind.com/our-company/who-we-are.  

Austin Industrial is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • See the “Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision” poster available in English and Spanish.

No Third-Party Inquiries Please

  • This Company does not accept and will not consider unsolicited resumes, or any other unsolicited candidate information submitted to the Company or any of its employee-owners by staffing agencies, search firms, or third-party recruiters in response to a posted vacancy. The Company will not pay any placement fee(s) without a written agreement to do so (i.e., payment must be required pursuant to the terms of a written agreement). 

Accessibility Note

  • If you are a job seeker with a disability and require reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs or have accessibility concerns, please contact the People Services Team at (877) 831-1217.

Become an Owner

Unlike other companies that may be privately or publicly held, Austin is 100% owned by our employees. It’s a source of pride for everyone, one of our 5,700+ employee-owners, that we have vested interest in the day-to-day success of our company. We share Austin’s growth and profitability and are accountable to ourselves for doing everything it takes to serve our customers with excellence and to make Austin the best it can be. After all, We Own It. Learn more at www.austin-ind.com.

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