Panel/Fabricator Builder

Level II-III Panel Fabricator

LSI Panel Build Example
LSI Panel Build Example

Under the direction of the Panel Shop Manager, the Panel Fabricator uses schematics to wire panels, control boxes, J-Boxes, PLCs, HMIs, and various other electrical components. The Panel Fabricator will also fabricate cut-outs in enclosures for various electrical hardware components. The use of different electrical and pneumatic hand tools is necessary to complete day-to-day tasks as is basic mechanical ability with other hand tools. Working knowledge of electrical schematics, electrical components, wire gauges, electrical standards, and wiring troubleshooting skills.

Essential Duties/Functions

  • Reads and interprets wiring diagrams, point-to-point wiring schedules, and schematics.
  • Able to spot inconsistencies in drawings and discrepancies in paperwork and to ask or answer questions during assembly process.
  • Able to commit to a deadline or relay to Panel Shop Manager when deadlines may slip.
  • Work closely with electrical engineering team to resolve any issues.
  • Performs routine tasks in preparation for assembly, such as cutting wire to specified size, stripping, and fastening terminal connections.
  • Performs wiring of electrical components and labeling of all devices and wires.
  • Able to determine if components need repair or are unrepairable. Repair when required.
  • Uses common hand tools to prepare and assemble components, din rail and wire duct to complete electrical panels to print.
  • Chooses appropriate wire colors and gauges required to complete wiring to all applicable codes, specifications, and regulations.
  • Exercise safe work habits and maintain a clean and safe working area
  • Field wiring of control cabinets into machinery if needed.
  • Assist Engineers and Electrical Control Technicians with machine startup and debug.
  • Arranges for packing and shipment of panels
  • Experience working with lower level fabricators to answer questions.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Basic mechanical aptitude
  • Knowledge of electrical wiring and component connections in accordance with UL and UL508A
  • Proficient with industry electrical code, NEC, ANSI, NFPA, and OSHA

Required Experience

  • 3-5 years of experience (minimum) in panel/machine wiring
  • Ability to read electrical prints / schematics required
  • Must be familiar with PLC, power supply and VFD wiring techniques
  • Knowledge of many makes and models of components, how to install, and how to wire
  • Ability to use multi-meter to read voltage, current and resistance required
  • Knowledge of basic electrical theory

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