Knauf Insulation

Job Locations US-IN-Shelbyville | US-IN-Shelbyville
ID 2021-1709
Maintenance Electrician
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Knauf Insulation North America is the world's fastest-growing insulation manufacturer. We are wholly committed to the conservation of the environment while also sustainably developing and manufacturing a comprehensive line of acoustical fiberglass insulation for residential, commercial, industrial, marine, OEM and metal building applications, using post-consumer recycled materials.


We welcome passionate and creative individuals who thrive in an entrepreneurial, collaborative and ever-changing environment. Watch our values video to learn more about what we do, our commitment to sustainability and our company values and culture.


  •   Use safe work practices and counsel other employees to do the same, as necessary. This includes understanding and complying with the lock-out/tag-out procedures, remaining current on plant and safety matters and participating regularly in department/plant safety meetings
  •  Install conduit, wring and equipment with craftsmanship in a skilled and professional manner
  •  Read and interpret electrical power distribution, control, ladder logic, piping and instrumentation diagrams
  •   Install, commission, maintain, and troubleshoot A/C and D/C motor control equipment
  •   Help maintain an organized storeroom area for spare parts
  •   Install, troubleshoot, and repair 3-phase 460V power distribution systems, 120VAC control systems, and low voltage DC control systems
  •   Install, maintain, and troubleshoot PLC and computer-based control systems. Use computer skills and computer-related equipment to diagnose problems with production equipment
  •   Maintain and troubleshoot combustion equipment including gas trains, automatic control valves, and other gas-fired equipment
  •   Understand, maintain, and repair process control loops
  •   Determine if production equipment needs to be repaired or services; coordinate machine downtime and repairs with production management
  •   Prioritize work when more than one issue needs addressed at a time
  •  Take an active role in the requisitioning of parts/materials necessary for the continued operation of the plant
  •   Perform preventative maintenance routines as scheduled and as needed
  •   Know all safety warning signs and signals and take corrective action
  •   Communicate maintenance issues with other shifts to ensure continuity of operation. Read and record comments in both Maintenance and Production logbooks
  •   Ensure housekeeping in the Maintenance Department is maintained to a safe level and that equipment, tools, supplies, etc. are properly stored at all times, as well as before leaving such area for breaks, meal times, and end of the shift. Maintain a safe, clean, and organized work area
  •   Must be able to report to work on time and work all hours required of the job, including mandatory overtime; may be required to occasionally cover shifts other than the one for which hired
  •   Perform other work related duties and projects as directed 



·   High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED); or equivalent combination of education and experience


·   Minimum of five (5) years electrical experience working in a heavy industrial environment


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·   Proficient in various aspects of troubleshooting and machine repair

·   Knowledge of proper and safe use of shop equipment and tools

·   Knowledge of VFDs, A/C and D/C motor controls, and combustions systems

·   Knowledge of NEC code book

·   Ability to read and interpret ladder logic control schemes

·   Ability to install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair 480V, 3-phase power distribution systems, PLC’s, VFDs, A/C and D/C motor controls, and combustion systems

·   Ability to observe safety and security procedures, report potentially unsafe conditions, and use equipment and materials properly

·   Ability to perform basic math functions, including mental calculation of simple equations and/or fractions

·   Ability to apply basic reading and writing skills

·   Ability to follow instructions and respond to requests for service and assistance

·   Ability to ensure quality and continuously looks for ways to improve and promote quality

·   Ability to work in a team environment and contribute to building a positive team spirit

·   Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment while upholding organizational values

·   Ability to work ethically and with integrity to show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences, treat people with respect, and promote a harassment-free environment

·   Troubleshooting skills

·   Problem solving skills

·   Organizational and time management skills

·   Verbal and written communication skills

·   Computer skills in MS Windows environment; proficient in PowerPoint and Excel


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