The Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) business of Spectrum
Brands is a major manufacturer and supplier of residential
locksets, residential builders' hardware, faucets, and commercial
locksets and doors, with a portfolio of renowned brands, including
Kwikset, Weiser, Baldwin, National Hardware, Stanley, FANAL,
Pfister, EZSET, and Tell. HHI is a leader in its key markets with
#1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada
residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and
U.S. builders' hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico
residential hardware (Fanal), #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister),
and #1 in U.S. retail commercial locksets. Headquartered in Orange
County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates
manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada,
Mexico and Asia.
Designs complex PLC, HMI, and advanced technology programs,
which involves the selection, design and installation of all
associated hard wiring. Assists in the maintenance of high
technology equipment. Uses computers to interface with PLC's and
all other electrical test equipment of the trade. Oversees and
guides electricians and provides assistance to the maintenance and
production departments on all electrical issues.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
* (10%) Works autonomously while designing complex PLC, HMI,
robotic, servo and other controls systems. * (10%) Assists with
diagnosing complex electrical circuits and be a resource to shift
electricians and mechanics. * (10%) Works with leads, supervisors
and technicians to coordinate machine modifications and/or complex
electrical repairs. * (10%) Assists with getting faulted equipment
back on line by whatever means are necessary, i.e. calls vendors,
take initiative to acquire additional resources or technical help.
* (10%) Plans, lays out and installs complex circuits and
distribution equipment in accordance with all applicable codes. *
(10%) May fabricate and install electrical systems on production
equipment while working from drawings and schematics. * (5%)
Provides documentation and electrical drawings for new projects as
well as existing equipment. * (5%) Controls electrical blueprints
(print as well as electronic documents) and assures all prints and
programs are up to date. * (5%) Maintains and upgrades the computer
floor terminals (software/hardware). * (5%) Trains maintenance and
production employees on newly installed equipment. * (5%)
Determines if repairs can be made, or if service technicians must
be called in. Repairs or reports any safety discrepancies
immediately. * (5%) Performs any other duties as assigned by his
Supervisor or the Maintenance Supervisor. * (5%) Takes initiative
to respond to any discrepancies. Contacts vendors for technical
assistance, parts availability, and prepare Purchase Requisitions,
PTO's, and other types of documentation. Initiates Engineering
contacts for problem resolution. * (5%) Takes extraordinary
responsibility for safety and housekeeping. Ensures safety measures
and compliance to OSHA regulations and plant safety rules.
Participates in and leads group efforts and projects. * Performs
other duties as required.
Education and Experience Profile
* Position requires Associates degree in electronics/electronics
technology or equivalent combination of education and experience. *
Minimum of 7 years industrial electrical/electronic experience to
include in-depth working knowledge of process controls and
* Must be able to read and interpret electrical, mechanical and
hydraulic blueprints. * Must be able to work from diverse data and
drawings while coordinating equipment repairs. * Good interpersonal
skills required for indirect supervision and for frequent vendor
contacts. * Extraordinary overtime is required in this position;
late night calls and call in's can be expected. * This position
will be issued a cell phone for emergency contact. * Position also
requires extraordinary initiative and self-motivation, as this
function must perform with little or no direct supervision. * Must
be computer proficient. DOS, Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS
Project and all PLC (Allen-Bradley, Omron, Siemens, Mitsubishi,
etc.) programming software.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply concepts of electricity,
electronics, chemistry, physics, algebra, trigonometry and geometry
to everyday problems.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal
with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only
limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of
instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule
Physical Demands: The employee frequently is required to use
hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb
or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is
occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and taste or smell. The
employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and
ability to adjust focus.
Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment
and non-climate controlled manufacturing facility.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of
electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet
and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne
particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions;
extreme heat; and vibration. The noise level in the work
environment is usually loud.
Must be able to travel domestically 10% of time and
internationally 1% of time.
The above information on this description has been designed to
indicate the general nature and level of work performed by
employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to
contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all
duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees
assigned to this job.
Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative