I&E Technician

  • Location: Kalamazoo

Job Purpose

Buist Electric's Testing Department is looking for a skilled Journeyman Electrician to add to our growing team. The I&E technician will assist with day to day operations, maintenance, testing, and inspections of substation equipment and facility systems in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements

  • Journeyman electrician license
  • Strong commitment to safety, ability to work safely independently or with a team
  • 5 years industrial electrical experience
  • Strong mechanical skills
  • Instrumentation and controls experience
  • Medium voltage experience
  • High school diploma
  • Driver’s license

Job Responsibilities

  •  Install, maintain, and repair industrial control systems and owner distribution systems including electric motors, motor control devices, variable speed drives
  • Work with a team to perform preventative maintenance and calibrations to all electrical, instrumentation and process equipment
  • Read and understand manuals, blueprints and schematics
  • Diagnose and address functionality and safety issues
  • Maintain accurate equipment files such as maintenance and inventory logs, manual, and blue prints
  • Assist with day to day operations of substation as required
  • Log and document day to day maintenance, repairs, modifications and operational work
  • Stay apprised of revisions to National Electric Code (NEC) and NERC requirements
  • Complete and maintain job related documentation (i.e. Drawings, work orders and test results)
  • Communicate effectively with Co-workers, Customers, Project Managers, and other trades
  • Practical safeguarding of all personnel and property from hazards
  • This position requires a highly detailed, timely individual with complex problem solving skills

Qualifications and Skills

  • Working knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • Strong communications skills, ability to interact well with team members, other skilled trade professionals, designers, and customers
  • Knowledge of National Electric Code, state and local building codes
  • Use of testing equipment and hand tools
  • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team
  • Ability to read and comprehend engineered drawings and technical specifications
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, and Bluebeam

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift up to (50) pounds
  • Ability to distinguish shades of color
  • Standing, walking, lifting, bending, climbing, repetitive motions
  • Exposure to occasional outside weather conditions, heat and cold, noise, moving components, and equipment


  • 45 hour work weeks
  • Weekend, off shift, and Holiday work is anticipated

    Buist Electric is a multi-dimensional contractor. We specialize in electrical construction, service, testing, automation, low voltage, audio visual, technology solutions, and outdoor utility installations. We are well known in our industry as a top place to work with a strong company culture, competitive wages, and an unparalleled benefit package.

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