Maintenance Electrician

Job Locations US-IL-Rochelle
Job ID
# of Openings
Hourly Full-Time
Work Location
On Site

About Us



Do you want to work for a stable, growing organization that reaches back more than 130 years?  Our steel tube and pipe products have helped build landmarks and buildings in North America; Come build your career at Zekelman Industries! 

Job Description


Up to $40 per hour (Incentives Included)


$1,000 Referral Bonus!*

$1,000 Sign-on Bonus!*


Relocation assistance may be available for qualified candidates!


Wheatland Tube is seeking a Maintenance Electrician for our facility located in Rochelle, IL. Reporting to the Maintenance Foreman, is responsible for the safe repair and rebuild of tube mill production equipment to maximize quality, uptime, rate and yield. Requires a high aptitude regarding electrical ability, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills regarding equipment operation, process conditions in order to diagnose and resolve electrical issues.



  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of the process, equipment, controls and storeroom areas
  • Maintains and troubleshoots all equipment including but not limited to PLCs, VFDs, sensors, and motors
  • Working knowledge of PLC (Allen Bradley) and the ability to troubleshoot using a computer
  • Ability to troubleshoot and program VFD’s
  • Perform routine and nonroutine maintenance tasks
  • Responsible to monitor, inspect and complete reports on equipment using manual and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS)
  • Ability to use electrical prints and multimeters to perform electrical troubleshooting
  • Perform preventative maintenance on assigned electrical systems
  • Assist other team members as needed
  • Effectively communicate all equipment issues with the Maintenance Foreman
  • Assist in new installation and upgrades of plant equipment
  • Sign out all materials used to maintain proper inventory
  • Ability to utilize catalogs and vendor contacts to research and requisition parts and materials as needed
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area
  • Interface with mechanics, production operators, production foreman, engineers or any other persons involved during equipment PM or repairs
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Maintenance Electrician experience
  • Ability to pass an aptitude test
  • Strong PLC knowledge and experience
  • Electrical and Mechanical aptitude and the ability to perform mechanical tasks
  • Ability to read and speak English
  • Ability to read and understand Electrical and Mechanical prints
  • Regular, full-time, predictable onsite attendance per the posted schedule is an essential function of this role
  • Lead and promote health and safety work practices as required by regulatory agencies and company policy


  • Must be able to move objects and use abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue. Constant movement and use of limbs; this position requires good manual dexterity, coordination and stamina.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for several hours
  • Ability to lift, climb, bend, stoop, push and pull.
  • Must be able to lift 60lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for 10-12 hours
  • Ability to perform work in a plant/manufacturing environment
  • Other physical requirements as needed for job

* Referral bonus is paid in two $500 installments. After successful completion of 30 days employement and 90 day probationary period.

* Sign on bonus paid after successful completion of 90 day employment.


Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low-cost, high-quality medical and dental benefits.  In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting, and much more.


We are Zekelman Industries.


We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products, and provide outstanding service for our valued customers.

We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers.


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