3rd Shift - Production Electrician, E-2



The Hartford Courant is actively hiring a nightside production electrician.  This position is responsible for providing effective electrical service support by maintaining electrical components and systems for the building and manufacturing equipment, troubleshooting, responding to and resolving electrical problems, participating in equipment installation and testing.


  • Maintain electrical systems and equipment throughout the building by checking and repairing equipment on a routine basis and by following a preventive maintenance schedule.
  • Respond to and resolve operational problems and malfunctions to assure efficient, safe, electrical operation.
  • Participate in equipment installation and testing, emphasizing efficient, safe use. Participate in the equipment moving.
  • Perform a variety of additional electrical, technical, mechanical and other duties to assure on-time newspaper production and delivery and safe, efficient building operation.
  • Complete logs, reports, maintenance schedules, etc. to assure good department communication and record.
  • Hours of work may vary based on workload, particularly when operational problems must be resolved to assure on-time production and delivery; schedule includes nights, weekends, holidays and may require overtime. Because electrical department must staff around-the-clock, electricians may need to respond to a variety of non-electrical problems when requiring immediate attention (example: smell of smoke or burning, lost key when door must be opened, plumbing emergency, loss of heat, etc.).


Educational/Knowledge/Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma and trade or technical school; Connecticut electrician’s license of E-2 or better.
  • Three years’ of electrical experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Industrial or commercial wiring experience.
  • Capable of trouble shooting to identify the root cause of issues and think logically about solutions.
  • Apply critical thinking skills used when diagnosing problems during the process of repairing the issue.
  • Advanced mechanical skills and the ability to read blueprints and schematics and use an array of tools and diagnostic devices to service and install electrical parts.
  • Basic knowledge of how programmable controllers work.
  • Ability to use multimeters and other electrical measuring instruments.


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to see and identify colors through use of vision when working with colored wiring.
  • Ability to lift and carry equipment including:
    • Ladders weighing up to 45 pounds.
    • Rolls of cables weighing up to 50 pounds (heavier rolls of cable would be lifted with another staff person or by forklift truck).
    • Materials up a ladder such as conduits (up to 10’in length) and light fixtures (weighing up to 25 pounds).
  • Ability to pull cable through conduits; physical force required depends on size of conduits and amount of wire-up to 75 foot-pounds.
  • Ability to operate a drill and a stud gun to affix material overhead or into walls while standing on a ladder.
  • Ability to read schematics and blueprints.

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