Assist journeyman with repairs, maintenance, and installation of mill machinery and related equipment, as well as provide help with locating, determining, and repairing electrical/instrumentation malfunctions. Apprentices will maintain environmental systems and power generating equipment as required. Other duties include: assisting journeyman when working on medium and high voltage equipment, inspecting and testing electrical/instrumentation equipment as required, installing pneumatic, electronic, and other instrumentation equipment, disassembling malfunctioning equipment, examining and testing mechanisms and circuitry for defects, operate distributive controls and configure controllers for required troubleshooting, assist with planning layouts, running conduit, wiring and tubing for both new and existing installations. Apprentice must confirm to all NFPA70 rules and regulations, perform general housekeeping duties, perform other duties as assigned by supervision, and assist other crafts when working together on a job.
This position will complete a combination of classroom and hands-on training leading to certification as a journeyman. The employee must meet and maintain all state apprenticeship and company requirements.
• Assemble, install, test, or maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, or fixtures, using hand tools or power tools.
• Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
• Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, or components, using test equipment and hand tools to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
• Fasten small metal or plastic boxes to walls to house electrical switches or outlets.
• Inspect electrical systems, equipment, or components to identify hazards, defects, or the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
• Install ground leads and connect power cables to equipment, such as motors.
• Perform physically demanding tasks, such as digging trenches to lay conduit or moving or lifting heavy objects.
• 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.
• Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes.
• Repair or replace wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using hand tools or power tools.
• Test electrical systems or continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using testing devices, such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, or oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
• Use a variety of tools or equipment, such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment, such as oscilloscopes, ammeters, or test lamps.
• Work from ladders, scaffolds, or roofs to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures.