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Controls Electrician (Industrial) (FT, 8-5, no call out, no weekends, no travel) Upstate S.C.

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LEL Critical, a division of LEL International, is looking for an experienced Industrial Controls Electrician at our newly renovated (climate controlled) Spartanburg, SC facility. We are a small, fast-growing company that can offer upward mobility as we continue to experience growth. Our culture is family-focused which translates to an 8-5, Monday through Friday schedule. Not on call, no travel.

As our Industrial Controls Electrician, you will work on our design-build team for our industrial generator (500 kW+) systems. You will have creative freedom with laying out the control panel and building cabinets for various needs. We have in-house metal fabricators to assist.

You will be successful in this role if you possess prior controls experience. You are a team player and eager to assist when needed, as well as work independently with limited supervision.

Core Competencies Needed
  • Must be proficient working with control panels
  • Well rounded knowledge of PLCs, VFDs, Motors and Controls
  • Design and layout switchgear cabinets, buss duct, CB buss bar for connections.
  • Problem solves simple to complex control applications for alarming and engine controls.
  • Familiar with circuit breaker sizing and installations.
  • Ability to calculate proper size electrical cables based on load, and NEC table 310.
  • Systems integration
  • Familiar with parallel operations and understands the principles to parallel power systems.
Highly Desired Skills
  • Prior knowledge of control systems such as Cummins Power Command, Caterpillar EMCP.
  • PLC, HMI system use and operation.
  • 4-20 ma , 0-90 ohm, sensors and connecting to form A,B and C contacts along with digital input and output.
  • Rockwell Automation, Siemens, ABBABB familiarity
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Psst... you wan't response give a price range...


Spoke to soon... Checked indeed. To low ole boy, the guys here who are skilled like that need the number to be " starting pay is $100/ hour.
 

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Appreciate the dialogue.
The pay listed is the starting rate, final pay will be based on experience.
There is more to be earned through production incentives.

This position will be assisted by in-house fabricators and EMT focused electricians. The main focus is on devising the controls setup.
 

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It would be almost 20 yrs ago I was making $30 hr. I would have had 15 yrs experience at the time. I guess if inflation never happened it would be good pay.
 

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This design consept that they want as part of the experience section.

that takes years of training, not to mention the software applications to deal with the HMI controller sequencing. From CAN bus to PLC interface.

good to see the generator market is still active, in other areas.
 

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What many fail to realize that the $30 per hour wage is often based on the cost of living in that area.

I moved from Texas to NJ for work in 1988.

Worked out of LU164, making $24.60/hour and was paying $600 a month rent for a one bedroom, attic apartment, less than 500 square feet.

Back in Texas I was paying $150 a month rent for a three bedroom, one bath, detached garage, 925 square foot, house.

In NJ there is no way I could have afforded a house.

The cost of living in NJ was out of sight.

When I moved back to Texas, I was making $14.42 and could qualify for a home loan.

Bought a house with three bedrooms, two full baths, and a two car garage, 2000 square feet, on a 1/2 acre.

Brisket in NJ was $5.95 per pound, in Texas it was $0.99 per pound.

So before you go trashing someone's offer, perhaps you should look at the wage versus the cost of living in that area.
 

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"Small, fast-growing company looking to underpay a highly qualified, hard to find industrial electrician."

Good luck with that, $30 is not going to do it. You realize the warehouses are paying unskilled people with no experience, I mean anyone with a pulse and clean urine, $25 to take things out of one box and put it in another box? And this is not in major metro markets, this is in the low cost of living boonies.

And I think "family focused 8-5" means no paid breaks and no opportunity for overtime. :rolleyes:

Anyone with even half the skills on your list knows what they're worth.

LEL Critical, a division of LEL International, is looking for an experienced Industrial Controls Electrician at our newly renovated (climate controlled) Spartanburg, SC facility. We are a small, fast-growing company that can offer upward mobility as we continue to experience growth. Our culture is family-focused which translates to an 8-5, Monday through Friday schedule. Not on call, no travel.
 

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We knew posting on a public forum could lead to strong opinions, and we understand if the offer doesn't meet the needs of all.

We are based in one of the lowest cost of living areas in the country, Spartanburg County in Upstate South Carolina. If you're not already from this area it's understandable the reaction some may have to the starting pay.

Those who can demonstrate the ability to handle the tasks needed are evaluated based on their abilities. We wanted to be upfront and state that $30/hr is the absolute minimum you can expect.

There is more to be earned through production incentives. As well as advancement opportunities as we are currently experiencing rapid growth. We increased personnel by 46% from 2020 to 2021.

Our schedule, 8-5 no call outs and no weekends may not be for everyone. What that translate to is you're at home with your spouse/partner/kids at the end of each day. This may not be what all seek, but it simply means we want you to work hard alongside the rest of the team from 8-5 and then go home and enjoy your life. This is part of our overall culture and this position may appeal to some who don't want to be on the road any longer. Our team is currently comprised of many experienced individuals who have chosen this balance after working in the field for years.
 

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I'm normally eager to side with anyone arguing for better wages for this trade, but LU 379 has $29.23/hr as their JW wage.

A quick search shows very affordable housing and overall a seriously inexpensive place to live.

Starting $30/hr with benefits sounds pretty comparable to me, and more importantly I don't think we should discourage people from posting jobs on here.

Good luck to the OP, hopefully you find a good fit.
 

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I'm normally eager to side with anyone arguing for better wages for this trade, but LU 379 has $29.23/hr as their JW wage.
So they are offering Union JW wages. Around here that would be very good !
 

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more importantly I don't think we should discourage people from posting jobs on here.
I agree completely
we never know what person that may not comment much (as in just reads the comments , so we arent as aware of them) , may find that to be the perfect, good paying, job
I never agree with stifling info as long as it is true, and is possibly applicable
 

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So they are offering Union JW wages. Around here that would be very good !
which as the op said in the second post

$30.00 was listed as the minimum entry level pay, depending on skill level and other things, (IMO to be determined at an interview)

based on all of these things it seems to be a pretty good offer to me :)
 

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Psst... you wan't response give a price range...
Spoke to soon... Checked indeed. To low ole boy, the guys here who are skilled like that need the number to be " starting pay is $100/ hour.
The job is located in Spartanburg SC where I live. $30 an hour to start, M-F with no call outs and in a controlled climate plant sounds pretty good to me for this area.
There are no shortages of qualified people here in this type of work. We live in a manufacturing area. There are plenty candidates ready and willing to work. I don't think they will have a hard time finding someone. I would imagine the benefits are good as well.

Appreciate the dialogue.
The pay listed is the starting rate, final pay will be based on experience.
There is more to be earned through production incentives.
This position will be assisted by in-house fabricators and EMT focused electricians. The main focus is on devising the controls setup.
Don't concern yourself with the responses. I live here in Spartanburg and I'm certain you can find the right guy. In fact if I was younger I would apply. Need a part timer?........lol

Join the Navy, they will take you any place they want to go.
And you can get your hands dirty and gain some job experience.
I was 17 when I shipped out.
I have said this before. "Every guy I have ever worked with that had a Navy background in our trade was clearly the best at what they did". I was lucky enough to have learned from at least three Navy guys coming up.

"Small, fast-growing company looking to underpay a highly qualified, hard to find industrial electrician."
Good luck with that, $30 is not going to do it. You realize the warehouses are paying unskilled people with no experience, I mean anyone with a pulse and clean urine, $25 to take things out of one box and put it in another box? And this is not in major metro markets, this is in the low cost of living boonies.
And I think "family focused 8-5" means no paid breaks and no opportunity for overtime. :rolleyes:
Anyone with even half the skills on your list knows what they're worth.
Amazon warehouse workers in our local facility start at $15 an hour. BMW production employess start at about $20 an hour. You have to keep in mind where this job is. $30 an hour to start is good for the area. I did not read all of the listing but I guess they have additional benefits. The no OT would be a plus in my book. I hated OT.
It also sound as if the starting pay would be based on experience. So its possible the job may pay more for the right guy.
 

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Here in Houston the hourly rate for a union electrician is somewhere around $34.00.

Would anyone move to Houston for that?
 

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Do we live in a capitalistic or socialistic society?


Ugh, union can be considered a socialistic organization. :)
 
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