AECOM High Voltage Electrician 5 - 1st shift in Groton, Connecticut

United States of America - Connecticut, Groton

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a highly advanced High Voltage Electrician 5 to join our 1 st shift pharmaceutical facility maintenance team in Groton, CT!

  • Typical work hours are 7:00am – 3:30pm; hours may vary based on business demand.

This position is responsible for acting as the subject matter expert in the maintenance, repair, and installation of electrical services and components up to 15,000 volts in a pharmaceutical research environment. The primary responsibilities will be operation and maintenance of the site high-voltage electrical distribution system including: operation of substation protective relay systems, troubleshooting outages and faults, preparing feeder switching orders and planning preventive maintenance.

Provides instruction, mentor and train less skilled technicians as needed. Effectively communicates with the site management team and the customer to understand requirements, solve electrical problems, and provide solutions to manufacturing problems.

The High Voltage Electrician 5 must have the ability to identify and correct any safety-related issues and perform independent equipment evaluations to identify potential equipment failures. General Maintenance of equipment will also be required.


  • Assembles, installs, operates, calibrates, trouble-shoots, dismantles, and repairs all types of electrical equipment.

  • Designs plans and specifications to facilitate preventive maintenance on building electrical infrastructure.

  • Properly maintains and controls the electrical distribution system to provide a reliable source of electricity to all areas.

  • May serve as maintenance advisor to engineering in material selection, documentation, calibration, testing and problem solving methodology, project scope and follow up.

  • Maintains electrical systems from 120 volt lab equipment, to complex boiler and chiller controls with voltages up to 15,000 volts.

  • Maintains and controls site-wide distribution systems.

  • Performs preventive and corrective maintenance on all electrical equipment, switchgear, and distribution systems.

  • Troubleshoots, diagnoses and repairs electrical systems and equipment.

  • Utilizes test equipment to test motors, control circuits, motor drives, UPS systems, batteries, grounding, isolated power, ground-fault circuits/outlets, voltage and other load conditions.

  • Inspects and performs safety tests on lighting/outlet circuits, generators, motors, appliances, tools, etc. Ensures all circuits are properly protected and systems/equipment are installed and maintained in accordance with the provisions of the NEC and other regulatory requirements.

  • Coordinates work with outside contractors.

  • Performs preventive maintenance on industrial electrical control and operating systems as scheduled in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

  • Responds and provides service and feedback to the customer on all work orders while assuring compliance to codes, regulations and industry standards.

  • Recommends measures to improve maintenance methods and equipment performance.

  • Understands company policies and enforces safety regulations.

  • Safely performs functions of the position including following proper safety guidelines such as job hazard analysis and lockout/tagout procedures and utilizes PPE as required.

  • Operates a variety of equipment such as hand tools, laptop computers and diagnostic hardware to perform work.

  • Demonstrates flexibility in the day-to-day activities and scheduling for the benefit of the customer.

  • Other duties may be assigned.

For more information, please contact Amanda Osborn at 706-325-8606 or!

Within AECOM, our group provides facilities and production maintenance services for our clients’ industrial, manufacturing, distribution, pharmaceutical, and commercial sites worldwide.

  • We run our own crews of Production Maintenance Techs, Automation Techs, Industrial Electricians, Maintenance Mechanics, Industrial HVAC Techs, Planner/ Schedulers, Supervisors and safety professionals inside our customers’ facilities to keep their infrastructure operating smoothly.

  • These are full-time, regular positions with AECOM that offer competitive pay and a full benefits package , including

  • Medical, Dental & Vision insurance

  • 3 weeks of accrued Paid Time Off per calendar year

  • 401k plan with 3% company match

  • Employee discounts

  • And much more –

  • And your benefits start the same day you do!

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Minimum Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or demonstrated equivalent

  2. Current Connecticut electrical State License.

  3. Six years of experience performing electrical maintenance in an industrial, biomedical, or pharmaceutical environment, or demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Information:

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

  • This position may require a valid Driver’s License.

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • This position will require the ability to obtain a security access badge at our client’s location.

  • This position may require various shifts, weekends, and alternative work schedules.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires the ability to regularly lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Requires the ability to regularly climb extension ladders, roof ladder, stepladders, and stairs at least 10 times during shift.

  • Requires the flexibility to bend/stoop, squat repetitive during shift.

  • Requires the ability to regularly kneel repetitive for shift.

  • Requires the ability to move in a 90-degree fashion on a repetitive basis for shift.

  • Requires the ability to stretch/reach on a repetitive basis for shift.

  • Requires the ability to walk extensively throughout the plant during shift.

  • Requires the use of a Company/Client approved utility knife.

  • Requires the ability to differentiate colors pertaining to wire color-coding.

  • Some tasks will require repetitive wrist movement.

  • Requires the ability to interact with all clients in a professional and friendly manner despite periods of stress.

Special Requirements:

  • Wear steel toe safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves and other Personal Protective Equipment as needed.

  • Cope with demands (stressors) that are associated with the job and/or the work environment so that acceptable levels of performance and overall contribution are maintained.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Associates degree or technical certification in industrial electrical, electrical engineering technology, or a related field.

  2. Two years of experience troubleshooting and repairing high voltage facility and/or process systems and equipment.

  3. Experience with high voltage up to 15,000 volts.

  4. Experience troubleshooting and diagnosing Variable Frequency Drives.

  5. Experience troubleshooting and repairing components up to 480V 3 Phase.

  6. Experience with professional installation of electrical services.

  7. Experience with conduit installation.

  8. Experience calculating and determining circuit load.

  9. Thorough understanding of current electrical codes.

  10. NFPA-70E Training

Other Attributes:

  • Must be willing to work overtime when required. May be required to work holidays and weekends.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

Job Category Maintenance

Business Line Management Services

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 197852BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.