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At Novolex, we take pride in supporting our families across the globe. Our team is rich in diversity and our entrepreneurial culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork. Our careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth.



Position Summary:  Provides timely and efficient technical support troubleshooting, installing, repairing, and maintaining electrical systems/equipment throughout manufacturing facility.  Works under guidance of Plant Engineer.


Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Assemble electrical systems or prototypes, using hand tools or measuring instruments
  • Build, calibrate, maintain, troubleshoot, or repair electrical instruments or testing equipment.
  • Inspect electrical project work for quality control and assurance.
  • Identify solutions to on-site technical design problems involving electrical systems equipment.
  • Collaborate with engineers or other personnel to identify, define, or solve developmental problems
  • Set up or operate test equipment to evaluate performance of developmental parts, assemblies, or systems under simulated operating conditions
  • Review existing electrical engineering criteria to identify necessary revisions, deletions, or amendments to outdated material
  • Modify electrical prototypes, parts, assemblies, or systems to correct functional deviations
  • Prepare, review, or coordinate ongoing modifications to contract specifications or plans
  • Interpret test information to resolve design-related problems
  • Provide technical assistance in resolving electrical engineering problems encountered before, during, or after construction
  • Install or maintain electrical control systems or solid-state equipment
  • Evaluate engineering proposals, shop drawings, or design comments for sound electrical engineering practice or conformance with established safety or design criteria
  • Write engineering specifications to clarify design details or functional criteria of experimental electronics units
  • Plan method or sequence of operations for developing or testing experimental electronic or electrical equipment
  • Prepare electrical project cost or work-time estimates
  • Other duties as assigned


Candidate Requirements:

  • Technical/college degree in electrical, electronics, and/or automation engineering; will consider equivalent experience in lieu of degree
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in a maintenance/production environment
  • Electrical training/experience with 480 3 phases/machine controls – preferred
  • Experience with VFD Drives and PLC editing and programming a requirement
  • Background with manufacturing methods, process improvement programs and procedures required.
  • Previous work experience in mechanical, electrical and/or experience in blown film industries strongly preferred
  • Experience operating forklift equipment; forklift certification (will certify on site)
  • Familiar with all OSHA and GMP standards & requirements
  • Strong computer and math skills;
  • Demonstrated technical/analytical skills; ability to interpret engineering drawings
  • Ability to work 12-hour day and night rotating shift
  • Work overtime, weekends, holidays as required
  • Satisfactorily complete training courses as determined by management


Physical Requirements (must be able to meet with or without accommodation):

Requirements include, but are not limited to (all times are approximate):

  • Sitting (Rarely)
  • Standing (Constantly - 12 hours or more)
  • Walking (Constantly - 12 hours or more)
  • Lifting (Regularly/Constantly):
    • 0-10 lbs. (8-10 hours)
    • 10-20 lbs. (8-10 hours)
    • 20-49 lbs. (8-10 hours)
  • Carrying:
    • 10-20 lbs. (8-10 hours)
    • 20-49 lbs. (8-10 hours)
  • Pushing (Often - 8-10 hours or more)
  • Pulling, Twisting, Climbing (Often - 8-10 hours or more)
  • Balancing (Regularly/Constantly)
  • Stooping, Kneeling, Crawling (Often -  each1-3 hours)
  • Reaching, Grasping, Repetitive Motions (Regularly/Constantly each 8-10 hours)


Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.

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Novolex™ is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company’s application process should contact Jamie Wells at hrcompliance@novolex.com.


City:  Richmond
State:  VA

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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