Maintenance Electrician

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Job Summary:

Sheridan WI a Madison area book manufacturing plant is looking to fill a full-time Electrician. Candidates would be responsible for maintaining Printing Press equipment, Book Binding equipment, and other various projects and repair work associated with a manufacturing plant.


  • Able to read electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, manuals and understand functionality of the various electrical components.
  • Has a working knowledge of the principles of relay logic and control circuits and can troubleshoot and maintain components.
  • Understands the workings of and can effectively trouble shoot and maintain programmable logic controllers (PLCs). 
  • Can successfully use testing equipment to diagnose issues with electrical components.
  • Understands the workings of and can effectively trouble shoot AC/DC motor controls.
  • Mechanical aptitude/ability to understand, diagnose and maintain mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.
  • Assist in wiring all new/used equipment and building wiring.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on all electrical components in plant. 
  • Perform work to ensure procedures are within safety and electrical codes. 
  • Recognize design and engineering design flaws that hinder machine performance and recommend and specify improvements for parts and design.  Design, install and document machine upgrades for obsolete system replacement or enhanced machine performance. 
  • Consistently act as an example to safe work habits. Create and maintain a safe andcleanworking environment and promote safe work habits with all Electrician positions, other skilled trades, production staff and visitors. 
  • Through a thorough knowledge of the production process and an awareness of top-down codes and other production constraints, focus on root cause analysis and intervention, correction, and prevention of these bottlenecks by maintaining proactive and preventative scheduled maintenance task checklists and SOPs. 
  • Assist the group’s manager or lead person in performing, prioritizing, and planning resources for breakdowns.  Support increased productivity of the group by minimizing the interruption of technicians performing planned and scheduled tasks. 
  • Engage in continued education inside and outside the company, to maintain their ability to perform at a high level technologically and interpersonally.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years in the trade 
  • Good communication skills 
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Prior experience in operating forklift, tow motor, and/or bindery experience desirable but not required.
  • Possession of a high school diploma, GED or equivalent preferred.
  • Demonstrated reliability and punctuality, work effectively in a team/crew environment, adherence to all safety regulations and operating procedures

Physical Requirements:

Work is performed in a factory environment with regular exposure to paper dust, inks, chemicals, lubricants, noise and heat, and the physical hazards of machinery.

  • Walking: Must be able to walk as some tasks require walking.
  • Standing: Must be able to stand on a concrete floor, sometimes covered with rubber mats.
  • Lifting/Carrying: Must be able to frequently lift items weighing 10 lbs. to 30 lbs.
  • Pushing/Pulling: Must be able to occasionally push/pull items, weighing up to 100 lbs. with hand lift trucks on a concrete floor.
  • Bending/Twisting: Must be able to bend at the waist, flexing knees, and twist body.
  • Climbing: Must be able to climb in, out and around equipment as needed to perform various tasks.
  • Kneeling: Must be able to perform various tasks in a kneeling position for various lengths of time.
  • Sitting: Some tasks allow for sitting – usually not for more than one hour/day.

Why work for Sheridan?

  • Job training
  • Career advancement
  • College tuition up to $5,250 per year
  • Paid vacation & holidays
  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical (PPO and HSA Plans), Dental, Vision
  • Teledoc – convenient and no cost
  • Company paid basic life and AD&D insurance
  • Voluntary life
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Company paid short term disability
  • FSA Health and Dependent Care savings accounts
  • HSA Health saving account
  • EAP program

CJK Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation to apply for employment, please contact Kelly Miller at 608-716-8769 or