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Industrial Electrician


Newport, DE, US, 19804




Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and over 22,000 employees supporting customers around the world.


What You'll Be Doing – The Maintenance Electrician is a skilled industrial electrician experienced in the operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of motors, motor control systems, electrical devices, electrical supplies, field instrumentation.


  • Job Duties:
    • Comply with all company and site policies and procedures.
    • Troubleshooting electrical system problems and initiate the repair
      • Motors
      • Motor controls
      • VFD’s
      • Switches
      • Wiring
      • Lighting
      • Bonding and grounding
      • Other electrical systems
    • Perform breakdown maintenance of electrical equipment, including disassembly, overhaul, and reassembly of complex equipment and components.
    • Perform PM’s as directed.
    • Interface with electrical vendors and contractors for maintenance and other related activities. 
    • Monitor Motor Control Center and equipment reliability and performance
    • Complete maintenance of electrical equipment to correct any issues identified through the predictive and preventative maintenance program
    • Assemble components from supplied instructions or drawings and fabricate simple components, assemblies, or electrical modifications per engineering designs.
    • Properly use hand tools, fixed and portable power tools.
    • Document repair work history per site process.
    • Participate on site improvement teams.
    • Assist with the installation and commissioning of capital projects, as required.
    • Work at heights using ladders, scaffolding, boom lifts, scissors lifts.


  • Required knowledge:
    • Ability to read and update electrical and instrument documents such as schematics, specifications, control diagrams, P&IDs, and one-line diagrams.
    • Thorough knowledge of 480V 3-phase AC electrical systems
    • Thorough knowledge of DC electrical systems
    • Knowledge of 480V VFD’s and programming
    • Knowledge of NEC
    • Knowledge of NFPA70E


  • Preferred knowledge
    • Relevant experience in Maintenance in the chemical, power, or refining industries.
    • Ability to fabricate and install conduit and hangers
    • Ability to build/modify electrical enclosures
    • Experience with electrically classified (explosion proof) systems


  • Minimum Qualifications
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Journeyman’s Electrician’s License for the State of Delaware
    • 3+ years of relevant work experience related to the job roles and responsibilities
    • Ability to drive forklift
    • Ability to use scissor lift or boom lift
    • Physical Requirements: 
      • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach and lift with hands and arms and to talk or hear.
      • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. 
      • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. 
      • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to twenty pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to fifty pounds. 
      • The employee is required to ascend/descend ladders or steps.
      • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience working in an industrial maintenance organization
    • Chemical manufacturing experience
    • Working knowledge of SAP maintenance modules
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office




It is Sun Chemical's policy that applicants for employment are recruited, selected, and hired on the basis of individual merit and ability with respect to the position being filled. Sun prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.


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Nearest Major Market: Wilmington
Nearest Secondary Market: Philadelphia

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