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The Building Materials Industry supplies the construction industry with glass and glassware, ceramic products, as well as clay, concrete, cement, and gypsum. These products range from raw materials to finished goods. The market size of the Building Material Industry is $124 billion in 2021.Top companies include Owens Corning, TAMKO, and ABC Supply Co.

What are common job types in the Building Materials industry?

Maintenance Technician - Maintenance Technicians are responsible for the upkeep of a facility. They are skilled in a variety of areas including plumbing, carpentry, and electrical systems.

Hoist & Crane Field Service Technician - Hoist & Crane Field Service Technicians are responsible for the maintenance, repair, and inspections of overhead cranes and related equipment.

Electrical Controls Technician - Electrical Controls Technicians work on a wide variety of equipment and devices within a facility. They install and repair electrical systems, calibrate equipment, and inspect designs for quality control. They may also troubleshoot wiring issues or install switchgears.

Production Supervisor - Production Supervisors accomplish manufacturing staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.

Shipping/Receiving Supervisor - Shipping/Receiving Supervisors supervise workers who confirm and record the receipt of shipments, prepare items for shipping, and load and unload trucks. They are also responsible for managing the inter-departmental transport of materials.

What are the highest paying Building Materials jobs?

The highest paid jobs in the Building Materials Industry are Materials Managers and Materials Engineers. Materials Managers earn on average $80K per year, while Materials Engineers earn on average $70K, depending on location and experience.

What Building Materials jobs are in demand?

Jobs that are in high demand in the Building Materials Industry can be segmented across the specific types of building materials. Jobs in the following Building Materials are currently in high demand:

  • Steel, lumber, concrete and other building materials
  • Windows, doors, cabinets, and hardware
  • HVAC, plumbing, and electrical
  • Paints, coatings, and adhesives
  • Interior finished products
  • Distribution

Why should one start a career in the Building Materials industry?

Military candidates possess unmatched expertise and proven leadership skills, making them an ideal fit for various positions across the Building Materials industry. While the COVID-19 pandemic has created a significant shortage in building materials, the industry is relying on hiring many skilled laborers to make up the gap and maintain a steady supply in the years to come.

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Maintenance Electrician

Job Ref: # EB-1784421645
Date Posted: 6/21/2024 8:00:00 AM
City, State: Salisbury, NC
Category: Building Materials
Salary: $30 - $34


Title: Maintenance Electrician
Location: Salisbury, NC
Shift: Rotating 2-2-3 Monday-Friday Days & Nights
7AM-7PM, 2on/2off/3on/3off |Rotates every 2 weeks days to nights 7PM-7AM
Compensation: $30 - $34 per hour + OT
Benefits: Full Comprehensive Benefits Package
Travel: No Travel

Position Description: Company is a global leader in aluminum rolling and recycling in selected niches. They are looking for Maintenance Electricians for their facility in Salisbury, NC. As a Maintenance Electrician you will perform predictive, preventive and repair maintenance on plant machines and equipment, including HMI/PLC components, to minimize plant production downtime, ensure plant safety, and ensure efficient use of resources and materials in production processes. You will receive assignments from your supervisor for needed repair or preventive maintenance tasks, respond to requests from operators, and receive work orders via the Maintenance Management System. You will then work to troubleshoot breakdowns; read data from HMI screens and report needs as appropriate, conduct RCFA with supervisor, listen to operator’s observations, and/or observes electromechanical devices in operation to diagnose causes of problems. You will be expected to perform repairs and maintenance, including Wiring newly installed machines, installing low voltage conduit. Removing worn or defective parts. Installing temperature and oil/water/gas pressure meters. Installing, troubleshooting, and performing preventive maintenance on electrical circuits, control panels, and boxes; replacing fuses; resetting circuit breakers. Replacing drives and AC/DC motors or making minor re-wirings. Following manuals, routine programming and setting up of HMI/PLC/computer networking for computer-controlled machines; performing routine trouble shooting /reprogramming in case of breakdown or other operational problems.

• 2+ years of electrical troubleshooting experience. Working knowledge of electrical/HMI/PLC.
• Understanding of pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
• Must be able to work day and night shifts on a 2-2-3 rotating shift schedule.

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