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Industrial Equipment Electrician - 1st Shift (7:00AM - 3:00PM)

Posting Start Date: Aug 29, 2021

Location: Schenectady, NY, US

Company: Cascades


Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The Company employs 11,000 employees, who work in more than 90 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products  that customers have come to rely on.



The Containerboard Packaging Group, a division of Cascades, is the largest containerboard producer in Canada, and is also a top converter of corrugated products in the country. The Group manufactures a wide range of products made from recycled fibres for its North American customers in the food, beverage and consumer products sectors, among many others. The Division, which employs close to 3,400 people, owns six containerboard mills and nineteen corrugated products plants in Canada and the United States.

Job Description

We are currently seeking an experience Industrial Electrical Technician for an open position at our manufacturing facility in Schenectady, NY. The ideal candidate has an electrical background and is able to work on our day shift, regular hours of operation Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 3:00pm. This is for a full-time (40 hours per week) position and, when needed, you must also be able to work 12 hour shifts, weekends and holidays. Maintenance Technician pay rates are based on experience and knowledge.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform industrial electrical work in a manufacturing environment while working safely and conduct pre-job risk assessment;
  • Prompt response required for machine breakdowns;
  • Follow preventative maintenance schedule and work order schedule;
  • Other tasks assigned by management. 


Minimum three years experience in manufacturing environment with preference given to Corrugated/Packaging industry experience;

  • Strong understanding of Health & Safety Rules and Regulations;
  • Knowledge in all areas of electrical, specializing in industrial;
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment, including ability to troubleshoot manufacturing equipment;
  • Knowledge of machine controls, Relay logic, PLC controls and AC/DC drives is required;
  • Initiative, positive attitude, and strong work ethic;
  • Candidate must have their own tools;
  • When applicable, weekend work and overtime are mandatory;
  • Must be able to pass a maintenance exam.

Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner.

Use of the masculine in our communications refers equally to both men and women.


Nearest Major Market: Albany

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