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Lockheed Martin Maintenance Electrician A - Palmdale, CA in Palmdale, California

Description: MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN (Code 6493)


This occupation requires repair, installation and maintenance of plant electrical systems and equipment.



Determines routing, location and method of installing wiring systems, conduits, electrical equipment, fixtures, and accessories, following trade practice, blueprints, wiring diagrams and applicable state, municipal, and underwriters’ specifications, codes and ordinances; determines need for repair or replacement, best and safest method of restoring interrupted service. Computes wire gauge, power and load limit requirements when required.

Performs such construction and maintenance operations as installing and maintaining large motors, transformer banks, welding generators, panels, electrical control systems and switchboards. Does repair and installation on energized electrical circuits. Maintains electrical systems and accessories, on plant machines and equipment; or

Determines by inspection the electrical repair, replacement and maintenance operations necessary to maintain in efficient operating condition all types of overhead crane and hoist equipment. Maintains electrical accessories, control devices, wiring, and other components of the system. Makes emergency repairs as required, or

Disassembles, repairs, and reassembles motors, generators, exciters, and converters. Diagnoses trouble and determines method of repair and replacement units required. Replaces parts and units as is necessary, reassembles equipment and tests for conformance to specifications.

Performs mechanical operations necessary to the dismantling, disassembly, repair and installation of electrical units.


Materials worked on: Electric motors, generators, transformers, switchboard, magnetic starters, relays, control systems and other electrical equipment.

Materials worked with: Wire, tape, solder, conduit, insulators, fuses, breakers, switches, relays, screws, bolts, lubricants, insulating varnished, lighting fixtures, and other electrical repair and replacement parts and supplies.

Tools used: electricians’ hand tools, soldering irons, wire strippers, wire pullers, hickeys; wire gauges, measuring instruments such as ammeters, voltmeters, wattmeters, ohmmeters, meg ohmmeters.

Equipment used: Power tools such as drill presses, hack saws, pipe benders and threaders; block and tackle, power winches, scaffolding, ladders, safety belts, aerial platforms, mobile scaffolding.


To use electricians’ hand tools and electrical testing and measuring instruments. To use electrical shop power tools, equipment and accessories. To use electrical handbooks and charts.

To apply a complete knowledge of electrical maintenance and shop theory, practice, procedure, codes and ordinances. To read and interpret complex wiring and circuit diagrams, installation and construction blueprints. To use mathematics involving algebra.

Works at various heights.

Must possess and maintain licenses and certifications when required.

Basic Qualifications:

California Drivers License

Obtain Secret clearance

Must be able to pass medicals required for Personal Protective Equipment needed to perform the job.

Must have State of California Certification or equivalent.

This occupation requires repair, installation and maintenance of plant electrical systems and equipment.

Requires testing.

Candidate must have 4 years experience troubleshooting, servicing, and maintaining electrical infrastructure in a commercial/industrial setting.

Standing: Requires full time standing with limited resting periods and to walk distances. Sit for extended periods if required.

Heights: Able to work at heights. Able to climb stairs or ladders as required. Able to work off of step stools, scissor lifts, lift platforms and aircraft structure without handrails.

Overhead work: Able to work overhead as required.

Weight restriction: Able to Lift/push/pull/carry a minimum of 100 lbs.

Body positioning: Able to twist/bend (neck or waist) and stoop. Able to work in awkward positions as required. Able to squat/kneel/crawl/reach as required.

Work content: Able to use/hold/manipulate small tools and parts with hands. Simple grasping, power grasping and fine manipulation is required. Able to use vibrating tools and perform torqueing operations. Able to use power equipment. Repetitive tasks will be performed. Able to use computer keyboard, mouse and monitor for extended periods of time.

Vision/Hearing: High level Hand/Eye coordination required. Corrective lenses may be used. Eye protection required in many instances. Color differentiation may be required. Must be able to hear at level required for positions.

Environmental: Able to work around noise, chemicals, fumes and dust. Capable of using respirators and other personal protective equipment including hearing protection if required. Will be required to work in temperature extremes as needed.

Attendance: Regular attendance required based on set work schedule. Able to work any shift.

Vehicles/Power moving equipment: Able to operate as required. Able to work around heavy equipment or machinery.

The physical demands described above do not contain a comprehensive listing of all physical requirements for all positions. The physical demands of each position will vary based on business needs so the physical demands described above are subject to change and employees therefore will also be expected to perform all physical requirements necessary for their positions. This job description may be changed to include new or different physical demands or change existing ones as management deems necessary.”

Desired Skills:

Able to work off elevated platforms.

Extensive machine tool and electrical control knowledge.

Comprehensive knowledge of electrical repair and troubleshooting.



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