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Astec, Inc.

Electrical Helper

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Posted On: Wednesday, 7th February 2018
Department: Manufacturing
Shift: 1st Shift
Location: 4101 Jerome Ave.
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37407
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: High School

Job Description:


Responsible for safely and efficiently helping in the wiring of asphalt plant components and related equipment.

  • Operate crane and forklift. Crane and Forklift safety course and lockout/tagout training is required.
  • Have basic match skills (adding, subtracting, division, multiplying, and decimals).
  • Successful completion of a basic industrial electrical course and successful completion of a basic welding course (stick and mig to include welding out of position and overhead) or appropriate knowledge of these topics.
  • Ability to understand Astec electrical schematics and ability to read them.
  • Be able to connect leads and 480V cables out of motors and be able to hook up 110V control cables to termination points (power panels). Plus be able to identify and cut various electrical cables.
  • Be able to thread and bend galvanized conduit.
  • Be able to learn Astec terminology to identify motors and main components/equipment of asphalt plants (detail layout of various plant types).
  • Have knowledge of and be able to use the following power tools: conduit threader, drills, drill press, air and electric grinders (pencil, wheel, bench), cut-off saw (disc), jig and skill saws, reciprocating saw, stick and mig welding machines, oxy and acetylene torches and tank contents, voltmeter, hydraulic punch knockout, and basic hand tools orientation.
  • Keep work area clean and neat.
  • Clock in properly on assigned jobs, as appropriate.
  • Be able to know wiring from 16 gauge up to 50MCM and know the conduit size for the wiring being used.
  • Follows company policies and procedures at all times.
  • Follows proper safety rules and procedures at all times.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Skills:

  • Crane and forklift safety course and lockout/tagout training is required.
  • Basic math skills required.
  • Successful completion of basic industrial electrical and basic welding course preferred, or appropriate knowledge required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent certification required.
  • Must be able to work satisfactorily as a team member.

Company Profile

Astec, Inc., a member of the Astec Industries, Inc. family of companies, is the world leader in both hot and warm mix asphalt equipment technology, support, and training. Astec, Inc. is the only manufacturer in the world to offer a complete line of portable, relocatable, and stationary asphalt plant equipment as well as soil remediation equipment and wood pellet plants. Astec, Inc. produces equipment under the Astec and Dillman brands.

Our core values are:

  • Continuous devotion to meeting the needs of our customers;
  • Honesty and integrity in all aspects of business;
  • Respect for all individuals;
  • Preserving entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, and focus through decentralization; and
  • Profit, growth and safety as means to ensure the success of the company.

Our company's core purpose is to improve the quality of life for people all over the world by building equipment to improve the world’s infrastructure.

We invite you to learn more about Astec, Inc. and what we have to offer to prospective associates.

Astec, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

Company Benefits

Astec, Inc. offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package as part of its commitment to associates. Benefit highlights include:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan (including company match)
  • Opportunities for advancement through job posting
  • Paid Days Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Educational Assistance
  • Payroll Direct Deposit Option
  • TN Valley Credit Union Membership Option
  • Active company safety program
  • Friendly work environment

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