Freudenberg Performance Materials is a leading global supplier of innovative performance materials offering differentiated value propositions to a broad range of markets and applications such as Automotive, Apparel, Building Materials, Energy, Medical and Specialties. The company generates sales of over €900 million and has more than 20 manufacturing sites in 14 countries and more than 3,800 associates. Freudenberg Performance Materials has many years of experience in technical textiles and applications. The company attaches great importance to social and ecological responsibility.

Freudenberg Performance Materials is part of the Freudenberg Group. In 2015, the Freudenberg Group with its Seals and Vibration Control Technology, Performance Materials, Filtration, Household Products, Specialties and others business areas generated sales of almost €7.0 billion and employed approximately 42,000 people in 60 countries. For further information please go to

The Industrial Electrician operates as member of the Electrical Maintenance Group. This position will have an opportunity to work with a world class Nonwovens company, in a manufacturing environment, and be responsible for supporting the Engineering & Maintenance Group to maintain, improve, and expand the plant and physical facilities to meet or exceed customer requirements.  This job represents an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and talented electrical professional who wants to engage in multiple areas of maintenance and engineering in an industrial setting.

Electrical Technician

Your tasks

  • Provide skilled electrical maintenance support to all areas of Production and Facilities.
  • Maintain, test, and repair electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems and components, including but not limited to PLCs, PCs, Power Distribution, Drives, and Test Equipment
  • Troubleshoot to determine equipment malfunctions and apply instrumentation skills to restore and repair to operation
  • Install, start up, shut down, and maintain equipment in accordance with US and Freudenberg safety procedures and standards
  • Advise and assist Production Operators and Line Mechanics of safe electrical operations
  • Communicate potential problems and/or inherent dangers to appropriate supervisors, managers, or team leaders
  • Maintain Company-required performance and maintenance records
  • Perform preventive maintenance functions as directed and advise in further development of practices and procedures
  • Supervise and/or assist contract personnel as assigned
  • Maintain high standards for workmanship and housekeeping before, during, and after work
  • Perform scheduled Weekly On-Call duties as well as scheduled monthly night shift duties
  • Other duties as assigned

Our expectations

  • 5+ years of industrial maintenance experience working in a manufacturing environment, prior experience in Extrusion or Plastics Processing is a plus
  • Two-year technical degree in Industrial Electricity, Electronics, or related field is preferred
  • Certificate in PLC, Electricity, Machine Shop, Hydraulics, Pneumatics or Industrial Maintenance is desired. CCST (Certified Control System Technician) Level I or ability to obtain
  • PLC, HMI, and AC drive experience required. PLC knowledge of GE, Allen Bradley, or similar. Siemens is preferred. Able to demonstrate proficiency in PLC Ladder Logic, Function Block Diagrams, and Statement List
  • Ability to program and trouble shoot PLC/HMI Systems. Small project and large project startup support
  • Understanding of Profibus, Profinet, Remote I/O communication, Serial communication, and Ethernet communication
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain, test, and repair electrical including but not limited to programmable controls, PC controls, power distribution, drives, and test equipment
  • Electrical license or ability to obtain
  • Good command of basic math, reading, and writing is required
  • Good communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Must interact well with all levels of personnel both internally and externally
  • Ability to work overtime or non-regular hours as needed. Must be able to work various shifts and be on-call rotation
  • Excellent sense of safety awareness and good housekeeping
  • Ability to obtain Powered Industrial Truck and Arial Lift Equipment certification
  • Position is located in Durham, NC

    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a diverse workforce.

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Freudenberg Performance Materials LP
Christy Howard ∙ HR Dept. ∙
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