EMR USA Metal Recycling

Industrial Electrician - Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

Job Description

Industrial Electrician

Posted: Friday, 5/31/2024

Industrial Electrician

Camden, NJ, USA Req #708
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
About Us:

EMR is one of the world’s leading metal recycling companies with a history spanning decades. At EMR, our employees are the heart and soul of our organization. We are committed to creating a workplace that prioritizes the well-being and safety of everyone. Our company provides a supportive and inclusive community where everyone's ideas and contributions are valued. We believe in teamwork and collaboration. 


Our mission is to provide our customers with efficient and reliable metal recycling services while minimizing the environmental impact of our operations. EMR recycles ten million tons of material annually, everything from beverage cans to aircraft carriers.  We work with a wide variety of metals including copper, aluminum, brass, and stainless steel and can recycle it into more than 200 different types of new sustainable raw materials.  


EMR offers our team a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans with company match, wellbeing benefits, employee assistance program and more. Join us and be a part of a team that puts people first!

The Industrial Electrician is responsible for installation, repairs, troubleshooting, and maintaining all electrical systems. Duties include conducting scheduled maintenance, maintaining records, and testing all equipment. This career requires the ability to work in a fast paced environment, and the ability to install as well as replace electrical components. A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required. Previous industrial electrical experience, including PLC’s, VFD’s, and electrical schematics.



    • Troubleshoot and repair motors, VFD’s, PLC’s and electrical components on conveyor systems.
    • Responsible for assisting with the design, build, and installation of MCC’s, control panels, and electrical components as specified by the engineering team or customers.
    • Conduct scheduled maintenance and keep maintenance records.
    • Observe safety procedures, LOTO, and meet electrical codes.
    • Install, examine, replace or repair electrical wiring, switch boxes, receptacles and other electrical components.
    • Test equipment such as digital multimeters, current clamps on Ammeters, etc.
    • Other job duties as assigned.


III.           Required Skills / Abilities

    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
    • Creative problem solving skills, and the ability to resolve issues and provide solutions.
    • Ability to work with HMI’s, PLC’s, VFD’s, electrical schematics, and troubleshooting.
    • Expert knowledge of low voltage systems.
    • Understanding of a variety of sensors, programming, and analog signals.
    • Ability to lift up to 70 pounds.

IV.           Education & Experience

    • High school diploma or GED-equivalent.
    • Industrial Electrician certification or equivalent combination of education and training required.
    • At least 5 years of industrial electrician experience required.
    • Metals recycling and separation experience preferred but not required.


V.              Other Job Demands

Work is generally performed outdoors in all-weather elements such as hot, cold, rain, or snow and personal protective equipment is required. Working hours may vary and evening or weekend work may be required. You may be required to lift and carry weight up to fifty pounds. Travel requires the ability to drive and the use of a personal vehicle.



EMR USA Metal Recycling provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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  • Job Family US Production
  • Pay Type Hourly

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