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Shaw Industries Inc Reliability Electrician III in Columbia, South Carolina

Job Title

Reliability Electrician III

Position Overview


Position Overview:

To maintain and ensure the capacity of equipment assets in assigned areas of responsibility that impact optimal efficiencies at the lowest reasonable cost.


Execution of assigned tasks and duties with a focus on:

  • Safe work practices.

  • High quality, precision work with a customer service orientation in support of “Great Products & Service”.

  • Adherence to standards and best practice applications acquired through training and work experience.

  • Grow in knowledge of maintenance practices and equipment performance, understanding their impact on manufacturing processes and business objectives.

  • Provide feedback on job assignment needs and improvement opportunities with peers and leadership.


  • Maintain manufacturing process and support equipment to highest, reasonable performance levels to include electrical systems including, but not limited to:

  • Electrical system components - MCC’s, inverters, motors, sensors, etc.

  • Control systems - PLC’s, robotics, and other associated automation equipment.

  • Troubleshoot and execute repairs of equipment causing or contributing to safety, quality, downtime/productivity opportunities, and issues.

  • Differentiate between cause types when troubleshooting among product, process, mechanical, and electrical contributors.

  • Communicate findings, identifying potential causes, and correction steps to operations and maintenance leadership.

  • Verify and provide feedback on needed updates to electrical schematics.

  • Execute proactive maintenance plans on assigned equipment to include:

  • Preventive Maintenance (PM) - inspection & measurement of equipment components for proper function applying specifications, drawings, and written instruction on pre-defined schedules.

  • Condition Maintenance (CM) – repair and replacement of components identified as requiring attention through PM & PdM activities based on detailed job plans, including the development of detailed job plans and ensuring any necessary updates to schematics are noted with updates requested to appropriate resources.

  • Execute assigned or scheduled work orders in support of projects and process improvement (PI) efforts identified as critical to business objectives.

  • Install and replace motors, drives, controls, starters, communication systems, PLC, and other manufacturing and facility related equipment.

  • Ability to size and run conduit and wire in accordance with NEC code.

  • Mentor Reliability Electrician II’s in the development of needed skills while continuing to strengthen personal skills through assisting Reliability Electrician IV’s - V’s in installation, upgrades, and removal of general electrical systems.


  • Safety practices - LOTO, Confined Space, PPE, Hot Work, PIT, Fall Protection, Hoisting & Rigging.

  • Calculator and Computer application – work order documentation, parts requisitioning.

  • Measurement units, techniques, and application of appropriate tools including DMM’s, megger meters, tachometers, network cable testing, etc.

  • Math skills to include.

  • Arithmetic.

  • Application of formulas such as current, voltage, etc.

  • Conversion of measurement units.

  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical and electrical schematics/prints and make simple sketches.

  • Identification and proper use of tools focused on the selection of the right tool for work assignment application.

  • Working knowledge of the National Electric Code (NEC).

  • Basic understanding of e-stop systems.

  • Basic troubleshooting of electrical components such as, but not limited to PLC’s, AC & DC drives, relay logic, single-loop controllers, pneumatics & hydraulics.

  • Ability to size wire and components for specific single & 3 phase circuits.

  • Understanding of PLC operation.


  • Work Standards

  • Solve Problems

  • Build Customer Satisfaction

  • Collaborate

Work Shift

10 Hr non-rotating shift, Hrs fall to in punch day, Observed Calendar, shift starts AM

Shaw is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we might determine the need to postpone in-person interviews to ensure the health and safety of our associates, candidates, and the community. In this case, we can accommodate with a phone or video interview, and will schedule an in-person interview for a later date. The method by which you interview does not impact your standing as a candidate for this position.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is more than a flooring company – we are 22,000 people united in our vision of creating a better future for our customers, for our people, for our community and for our company. We provide carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide. We meet diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands, including: Anderson Tuftex , COREtec , Patcraft , Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Hospitality, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens, USFloors and more.

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway with nearly $6 billion in annual revenue and representation throughout the U.S., as well as in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Great Britain, India, Mexico, Scotland, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. For more information about our company brands, operations and community involvement, visit .

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