Electrician A1, Maintenance - Grave

Corporate Headquarters - San Leandro, CA
Reporting Relationships
Maintenance Supervisor
Direct Reports
FLSA Status
Full-time | Non-Exempt


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Division: Operations

Reports to: Maintenance Manager

Direct Reports:  None

Location: San Leandro

Shift:  2nd or 3rd shift



The Maintenance Electrician is an employee who performs routine, general mechanical and maintenance assignments; needs direction and supervision.


The Maintenance Electrician is responsible for the safe maintenance, service and repair of the machinery and equipment located in the Plant. That responsibility will take the form of specific duties to be performed regularly at specific times, and other duties that may be assigned from time to time. The Maintenance Electrician is responsible for recording activities and observations with regard to the condition of the machinery and equipment in the appropriate record keeper. In addition, it is the responsibility of the Maintenance Electrician to assist the Operator in the performance of his/her job when there are equipment issues.

This position, by ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures and regulatory codes and standards, is responsible for recommending, implementing and managing safety, quality and food safety on all product lines.  This position will reside on 2nd or 3rd shift, however, the ideal candidate will be flexible to cover all shifts.

Scope of Responsibilities

The following list of duties is not all inclusive and is meant to serve as a guide for the scope of work to be carried out by the Maintenance Electrician

  • Troubleshoot complex control systems consisting of PLCs, VFDs, servos, HMIs, instrumentation devices and communication networks.
  • Diagnose source(s) of trouble in operating equipment, and perform proper repair/replacement procedures.
  • Properly perform LOTO procedures in isolating and de-energizing equipment and systems that are to be worked on, identify and eliminate or report unsafe conditions in the Plant, and perform all tasks in a safety conscious manner.
  • Assist Operator in the operation of equipment when problems arise.
  • Upgrade skills and knowledge of Plant systems, equipment, and components as directed or required.

Specific Knowledge & Skills

  • Electrical aptitude and skill set as evaluated by the Maintenance Manager

Education & Work Experience

  • A minimum of a High School Diploma or GED
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience as a Maintenance Electrician


  • Must have good communication skills
  • Must have the ability to collaborate effectively

Working Conditions


  • Works in a manufacturing environment
  • Climbing (Ladder, Stairs, etc.)
  • Balancing (own body)
  • Stooping (bending from waist)
  • Kneeling (one or both knees)
  • Crouching (bending at knees)
  • Crawling
  • Lying down (on back, stomach, or side)
  • Reaching (extending arm from shoulder, w/ or w/out bent elbow
  • Handling (using whole hand)
  • Lifting, seated
  • Fingering (Fingers Only)
  • Feeling (Texture, temperature, etc.)
  • Kicking or pressing with foot or feet
  • Work in confined spaces (side to side)
  • Work or movement in areas with low clearance
  • Work in high places (ladders, roofs, painting, etc.)
  • Uneven floor or ground surface
  • Work near opening in floor or ground
  • Build –Up on floor or ground surfaces
  • Near Acuity (clarity of vision at 20 inches or less)


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Ghirardelli

The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a manufacturer and marketer of premium chocolate products.

Incorporated in 1852 and in continuous operation ...


Benefits Overview

At the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, we offer broad range of benefits to our exempt and non-exempt employees. These may include the following:

  • Medical/dental/vision plans
  • Flexible time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) retirement ...