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Astec, Inc.

Construction Electrical Foreman

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Posted On: Thursday, 2nd March 2017
Department: Construction
Shift: 1st Shift
Location: 4101 Jerome Ave.
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37407
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: 2 Year Degree

Job Description:

  • Perform function checkout on each individual console, power panel, motor control center, and completed control house to ensure compliance with current standards and National Electric Code (NEC).
  • Serve as a technical advisor for each manufacturing bay and field service personnel.
  • Notify Electrical Engineering of any design or drawing discrepancies.
  • Notify Mechanical Engineering of any design or drawing discrepancies.
  • Notify Controls Engineering of any computer system or programming discrepancies.
  • Maintain and correct as-built electrical prints for all current jobs and retain prints from completed jobs for a period of 2 years.
  • Review Work Orders and subsequent Supplements to ensure each plant component is manufactured as specified.
  • Perform both physical and functional inspections on Checkout PAD erected plants for mechanical, electrical, and operational completeness.
  • Notify the Director of Service of any particular issues that may be expected and require rectifying in the field.
  • Maintain record of inspected electrical enclosures and corresponding UL sticker number.
  • Assist Electric Shop Foreman in new employee training.
  • Assist with new field service technician initial training.
  • Work with vendors to develop and implement new product lines.
  • Develop configuration data for new vendor products and distribute information to the Service Department.
  • Work with soil remediation plants to develop a record for configuration numbers for all controllers on each control loop.
  • Work with Service Department and Electrical/Controls group to set up tests to gather future process information.
  • Be able to fulfill all duties and responsibilities as described in the Service Technician job description.
  • Travel to customer job sites and perform evaluation of plant erection, commissioning, and overall customer satisfaction.
  • Be available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for customer and Astec personnel assistance.
  • Will be required to perform any and all other tasks related to Summary description.
  • Follow company policies and procedures at all times.
  • Follow proper safety rules and procedures at all times.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Skills:

  • Management and/or supervisory experience required.
  • Must have Electrical Knowledge of Motor Controls, Electrical Trouble Shooting, and Astec Blending Controls.
  • Electrical proficiency to include AC/DC theory, power distribution, power transmission, motors, digital electronics, and controls required.
  • Knowledge of erection equipment, to include cranes, riggings, and communication skills related to erection required.
  • Knowledge of and skills to read mechanical, electrical, and electronic blueprints and designs required.
  • Thorough understanding of hydraulic principles to include pumps, valves (control), cylinders, hydraulic motors, and hydraulic circuits and symbols required.
  • Thorough understanding of pneumatics to include air compressors, air preparation, air distribution, directional control valves, cylinders, pneumatic circuits and symbols required.
  • Thorough understanding of combustion principles to include fundamentals, fluid flow/flow measurement, air/fuel ratio, heat transfer, emissions/flue gas analysis, air/fuel piping, and controls required.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing equipment, techniques, and testing related to the HMA industry required.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are required.
  • Ability to manage conflict and resolve issues in the most positive fashion for all parties concerned is required.
  • Basic arithmetic skills required.
  • Strong computer/network literacy to include installation, use, and troubleshooting required.
  • Strong analytical skills required.
  • Experience in an electrical/electronic environment where extensive analysis, troubleshooting, and repair is required.
  • Minimum 10 years experience in construction equipment, manufacturing, or related fields required.
  • Prefer 5 – 10 years experience in the HMA industry.
  • Experience in working alone, or in small groups, and being comfortable with independence on the job is required.
  • Minimum high school diploma required; minimum 2 years in post high school education, such as trade or vocational school preferred; electrical related associate degree highly preferred.
  • Must be able to work satisfactorily as a team member.
  • Must be able to meet regular attendance requirements.

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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