Electrician_2nd Shift
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 3/20/2019

Job Description


Repair and perform preventative maintenance on Company equipment/machinery. Success in this role it based on response time, completion of Preventative Maintenance (PM) work, and uptime for Manufacturing and Components lines.  This role will work on-site at Jacobs Vehicle Systems (JVS) in Bloomfield, CT.  JVS is part of Altra.



  • Diagnose and correct electrical malfunctions.
  • Most PLC and HMI activities, including troubleshooting and programming.
  • Creating documentation for projects, such as drawing, schematics, and layouts.
  • Test electrical circuits in equipment, including CNC automated and semi-automated equipment.
  • Adjust mechanical parts and adjust, align and calibrate equipment according to specifications
  • Repair/replace electrical components.
  • Detect and resolve wiring issues.
  • Troubleshooting, using multimeters, amp probes, test leads, polarity meters, electrical schematics and wiring diagrams, and other reference material.
  • Will perform duties as assigned on a wide variety of equipment/machinery, servo-mechanisms, and control devices.




The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Solid understanding of electrical codes including but not limited to wire sizes and current draw
  • Knowledgeable and adherence of OSHA Electrical Safety Standards
  • Proficiency with the practice of Facility and Equipment Maintenance Standards
  • Experience with trouble-shooting electrical circuits
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must have a sense of urgency, technical expertise, with a focus on continuous improvement



  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required
  • 3-5 years of applicable maintenance experience required (5-7 preferred)
  • Must be able to pass prescreening, written test, hands-on test, and face-to-face interviews


Physical & Working Environment:

Jacobs Vehicle Systems is a heavy-duty manufacturing facility.  As such, all employees are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in designated areas within the facility.  Given the scope of responsibility and assignment; employees may be exposed to any or all of the following conditions:  Extensive sitting or standing; climbing, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping and other substantial movements for up to 8 hours per day, not including potential voluntarily overtime; loud noises; exposure to oils, coolants, fumes, odors and other potential hazardous chemicals and materials. Employees are required to have visual acuity to support the basic functions of the role as defined above.  JVS adheres to all required standard procedures to ensure the safety of its employees at all times.


Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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