3M is seeking an Electrician

Saint Paul, MN posted on July 8

 Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintains system components and elements by troubleshooting, testing, repairing, adjusting, calibrating, and cleaning
  • Stays current with code revisions as stipulated in the National Electrical Code and Local Electrical Codes
  • Reads and works to the indicated accuracy, specifications, and tolerances as detailed on engineering drawings, machine assembly prints, machine construction prints, blueprints, sketches, equipment manual, and vendor diagrams
  • Performs mathematical calculations, including trigonometry, to determine electrical circuit characteristics, and mechanical dimensions
  • Troubleshoots, tests, installs, repairs, and makes standard adjustments to alternating current and direct current, rotating equipment such as motors and generators which range in size from fractional horsepower to hundreds of horsepower. Installs, adjusts, and aligns motor drive components such as belts and couplings
  • Provides and maintains the minimum required quality and quantity of personal hand tools for use on the job as listed by Maintenance and Machine Shop management
  • Operates hand tools, wrenches, air and electric powered portable hand tools, machine tools, and a variety of mechanical and electronic test equipment
  • Sets up and operates shop equipment such as dynamic balances, electric drills, pipe cutters, pipe benders, pipe threaders, electric hammers, conduit benders, power saws, drill presses, lathes, and hand tools in support of repair work
  • Interprets the results of mechanical and electrical testing devices to the test equipment manufacturer's specification of accuracy
  • Completes required shop paperwork and uses reporting system following established procedures. This includes Daily Work Records, P.M. Route Sheets, Stock Withdrawal Forms and other forms and records that may be required in the performance of the job or operation of the department
  • Knowledge of principles including the purpose, proper application, and design limitations of electrical power distribution system components and elements such as substation switch gear, low and high voltage circuit breakers, fault indicators, motors, motor contractors, conduit, conduit fittings, wet and dry transformers, insulators, meters, relays, switches, cables, cable splices, and cable terminations
  • Skill in using test equipment such as a variety of types and models of voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters, wattmeters, industrial analyzers, meggers, oscilloscopes, capacitor analyzers, hypot testers, circuit breaker testers, Kelvin and Wheatstone bridges, potemtometers, clamp-on-meters and recorders


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Possess a High School Diploma/GED or higher
  • Possess a current and valid Minnesota Class A Journeyman Electrician license
  • A minimum of (5) five years of industrial electrical maintenance work experience 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess a current and valid Master’s Minnesota Class A Journeyman Electrician license

  • A minimum of (10) ten years of industrial electrical maintenance work experience

  • Experience working with  AC & DC variable speed motor controls
  • Experience working with PLCs and Process Controls
  • Experience operating hand tools, small power tools, multi-meters and various test equipment
  • Experience reading blueprints, wiring diagrams, equipment manuals and troubleshooting problems to make adjustments and repairs
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work well with other people

  • Ability and desire to work as a multi-skilled electrical craftsperson


Location: 3M Center, Maplewood, MN

Relocation: Is not authorized          


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