Limited Maintenance Electrician (LME)

Production Tualatin, Oregon

Position at Nortek Air Solutions

POSITION TITLE: Limited Maintenance Electrician (LME) 


About Nortek Air Solutions     
We're on a mission to make the world safer, healthier, and more productive. We are a premier HVAC Company offering energy efficient and sustainable products and solutions that exceed customer expectations through employee’s commitment to quality, customer service and operational excellence. Nortek was established in 1977 and offer the innovation and expertise of the largest group of custom heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) brands in North America. We offer high quality systems in multiple shapes, sizes, and configurations for new construction and renovation.     
Position Summary:     
Under the direction of the Manager and/or Supervisor of Manufacturing Operations, the LME is responsible for installing and completing the electrical components of our air handling units and parts according to specifications. This position assembles mechanical units, fabricated parts/components and/or electrical/electronic systems to make subassemblies, assemblies or complete units using hand tools, power tools, jigs, fixtures, and miscellaneous equipment. Fits, aligns, calibrates, and adjusts parts and mechanisms to meet tolerances and product operating requirements; repairing units or products that have failed to meet requirements. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, heights, and risk of electrical shock which require the use of protective gear to ensure safety.     
Position Responsibilities:     
  • Reads and follows blueprints, shop orders, routers, specifications, and other instructions in order to build and assemble parts and equipment in an accurate and timely fashion.
  • Performs any assembly-type functions, using hand or power tools.
  • Sets up and operates various powered and non-powered hand tools including but not limited to wrenches, sockets, screw guns, pop-riveters, routers, jigsaws, reciprocating saw, nail guns and staple guns.
  • Bolts, rivets, screws, clips, caulks, or bonds component parts to assemble products.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and follow electrical schematics containing both line and control voltage circuits.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical codes concerning both line and control voltage circuits and devices.
  • Basic knowledge of electromechanical devices and controls such as transformers, relays, switches, variable frequency drives, disconnects, and other devices.
  • Basic knowledge of PLC Devices and PLC programming and equipment and the ability to download custom programs to these devices.
  • Ability to run rigid and flexible conduit inside and outside of air handling units in accordance with drawings and specifications/current electrical codes.
  • Ability to run and terminate both line and control voltage wiring circuits in accordance with drawings and specifications/current electrical codes.
  • Ability to communicate with internal electrical engineering staff daily as well as with external customers as needed and represent the company in a professional manner.
  • Ability to be trained and certified to operate overhead cranes and fork trucks while moving and assembling product.
  • Maintain the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follows prescribed safety regulations.
  • Commits to performing job duties in a manner that ensures a safe work environment.
  • Must be able to wear protective gear and equipment.
  • Willingly and cooperatively performs other related duties as assigned by management.
  • Maintains an attitude which consistently represents the organizational culture, including: the mission, vision, and core attributes.
  • Other Ad hoc duties as assigned by manager.
  • Supports “Lean Business Enterprise” initiatives for continuous process improvement and waste elimination.
Position Qualifications:     
  • Limited Maintenance Electrician (LME) license or Journeyman Electrician License 
  • High school diploma or equivalent, preferred. Completion of some secondary/trade school technical and/or general business course is preferred.
  • Requires a minimum of 1 year of similar work experience in assembly or construction experience (W1), or equivalent combination of technical school, on-the-job training and work experience.
  • Ability to be trained and certified to operate overhead cranes and fork trucks while moving and assembling product.
  • Able to operate and use hand and power tools (pipe cutter, ratcheting, standard wrenches)
  • Must be able to apply significant torque with hand tools throughout the entire workday (wrenches, ratcheting tools, channel locks, etc.)
  • Able to read a tape measure.
  • Able to lift and/or move heavy objects/components, frequently up to 25lbs. and occasionally up to 50 lbs.
  • Requires manual dexterity with ability to make coordinated hand and finger movements to grasp, manipulate and assemble objects, and handle tools.
  • Ability to work in repetitive motions and pressure involving fingers, hands, and wrists.
  • Able to stand for prolonged periods on a concrete floor.
  • Able to walk, reach with hands and arms, push, pull, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, and crawl.
  • Able to climb ladders and work in high areas.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to communicate (speak, read, write) in English.
  • Good math skills are preferred to interpret drawings and specifications.
  • Able to work independently and with others.
  • Wear safety gear at all times.
Position Key Attributes:     
  • Ability to personally live safe and hold themselves and other team members accountable by having their back in support of our Safety core value.
  • Has integrity, works transparently, and recognized for treating others with respect.
  • Takes accountability to create and execute solutions that deliver desired results and can “own it” in a Performance Driven Culture.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and lead teams in a Teamwork culture.
  • Ability to ignite and lead change as a catalyst for improvement.
  • Can thrive in a “legacy now” culture in which we strive to do the right thing for the company today, even if it is the hard thing, and leave behind a stronger company for the next generation of employees.
  • Strong leadership skills including ability to think strategically, solve problems and create a motivating team environment.
  • A “builder” who is comfortable in a continuous improvement culture.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Starting at 4 weeks of paid time off for vacation/sick
  • 11 Paid holidays
  • Opportunities for professional development and training.
  • Collaborative and inclusive work environment.
  • Chance to work with innovative technologies.
  • Career growth opportunities within the organization.
Nortek Air Solutions offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. To learn more about Nortek Air Solutions, please visit our company website at     
Nortek Air Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex national origin, age disability, sexual orientation, or any other class protected by federal or state law.