Electrical And Instrumentation Technician - Lynchburg, VA

Lynchburg | Virginia | United States

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Electrical And Instrumentation Technician - Lynchburg, VA

1801 Concord Turnpike
Lynchburg, Virginia, 24504
United States

E&I Technician – Lynchburg, VA

Pay rate ranges from $26.52/hour to $29.79/hour, depending on experience, + overtime

The opportunity:

Complete Electrical and Instrumentation tasks that support the Lynchburg Mill Operations.  Provide services to assigned departments to achieve short- and long-term department and WestRock objectives. 

How you will impact WestRock: 

§  Ability to identify and mitigate safety hazards before starting work, including proper use of PPE and NFPA-70E requirements.

§  Acute awareness of environmental impact of work processes and results.

§  Utilization of both excellent mechanical skills and knowledge (pneumatics, hydraulics, bearings, power transmission, lubrication, rigging, welding) and electrical / electronic skills and knowledge (PLC’s, A/C, D/C motors and drives, schematics) in our continuous pulp and paper process manufacturing environment to achieve equipment uptime metrics

§  Work positively with maintenance leadership, other maintenance crew members and all of operations to troubleshoot and solve problems, safely and expeditiously.

§  Engage in preventive and predictive maintenance activities throughout the facility.

§  Follows standard safety procedures, correct safety and environmental hazards, and report them to Supervision immediately.

§  Initiates and completes work-orders and requisitions, and documents all critical and or pertinent information on a routine basis.

  • Performs other duties as assigned 


  • Must be willing to work shift work and able to respond to calls
  • Computer Skills – Microsoft office, including; Outlook, Word and excel. MS project is plus
  • Strong electronics background preferred with experience also in 480 volt, 2300 volt, 35k volts, 3-Phase Controls; AB/Rockwell DC Drive; AB/Rockwell PLC’s, Control Logic; Reading Electrical Drawings and Ladder Logic

§  NFPA-70E and NEC requirements for maintaining electrical systems

§  Proper use and care of test equipment and electrical PPE to troubleshoot electrical AC / DC motors, motor control circuits and process instrumentation loops and to make necessary repairs with minimal supervision in accordance with Federal and State Regulations, and Company Work Rules, Policies and Procedures.

  • Excellent teamwork, cooperation and detailed problem-solving skills

§  Calibration of level, temperature, flow, pressure transmitters and controls using Hart or Fluke Calibrators

§  Calibration and repair of process control valves using Hart or Fluke Calibrators

§  Distributed Controls System (DCS) Knowledge for troubleshooting process controls

Due to the safety considerations associated with paper mill and re-cycling operations, all personnel must communicate verbally in English, see physical surroundings, hear others and demonstrate good communication skills. WestRock is a Drug Free Work Place (DFWP). Participation in the company’s DFWP policy, including testing requirements, is mandatory. 

§  Working sometimes requires the usage of eye protection, foot protection, hand protection, and use of high visibility clothing/vest. Work may also require use of respiratory protection equipment.

§  Work requires the ability to safely work near industrial trucks and equipment.

§  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving technical parts, high voltage and low voltage equipment and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme ambient conditions at the operations site. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.

§  This position encompasses physically strenuous work involving working outdoors doing task that require physical strength and endurance.

Physical Demands 

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job,

§  The employee is frequently required to walk, occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

§  The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds.

§  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

§  Duties are performed in an office environment and on jobsites throughout the mill.

§  May on occasion have to work long hours and overtime during emergencies, power outages, weekends, holidays, planned major equipment outages, etc. 


  • High School Diploma / GED with (5) years of experience in Electrical and Instrumentation Field or Electrical and Instrumentation Degree; mechanical craft experience a positive benefit 



WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans. 


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