Electrician in Cascade Steel - McMinnville at Cascade Steel

Date Posted: 2/26/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Founded in 1968, Cascade Steel Rolling Mills is a state-of-the-art steel manufacturing facility that takes recycled metal and turns it into high-quality finished steel products. Located in McMinnville, OR (near Portland), our electric arc furnace (EAF) mini-mill produces a wide range of hot rolled products such as reinforcing bar (rebar), coiled reinforcing bar, wire rod, merchant bar and other specialty products. We pride ourselves in the quality of our products, our competitive pricing and our exceptional customer service. In fact, in recent customer satisfaction surveys, we had the distinction of being the top-ranked mini-mill in the Western U.S.

Essential Functions:

  • Construct, install, and test electrical and electronic equipment in accordance with electrical codes.
  • Dismantle, adjust, regulate and repair electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Interpret blueprints, wiring diagrams, layout conduit run and wiring circuits.
  • Inspect electrical, electronic, and related mechanical equipment to determine condition and make repairs when needed.
  • Operate grinders and portable power tools; use hand tools and may operate machine tools.
  • Lubricate electrical equipment and paint such equipment as required.
  • Specifically maintain electrical and electronic equipment assigned.
  • Make control and panel board hook-ups.
  • Dismantle, clean, repair and reassemble motors.
  • Assist other members of department as required.
  • Operate all equipment when needed for maintenance purposes during shift hours.
  • Complete required reports.
  • Forecast future electrical and/or electronic problems and deter them through preventive maintenance program.
  • Work with outside service engineers as required.
  • Report all equipment deficiencies or malfunctions for maintenance or repair to proper supervision.
  • Help load and unload transportation vehicles delivering or picking up parts or material pertinent to maintaining plant equipment or property
  • Obtain parts, tools and materials from Storeroom and other sources of supply.
  • Perform related duties as directed by  supervision.

Required Skills


  • Sitting: Rarely: sits a maximum of 2 hours per day, in break room or at desk working on computer.
  • Standing/Walking: Continually - while performing normal maintenance of equipment and traveling to and from site of repair. Walks approximately 4-5 miles per day. Walking surfaces include gravel, cement, water, mud and uneven ground, asphalt, between piles of scrap pieces. May also stand on hot surfaces of furnace or steel.
  • Crouching (bend at knees): Frequently – while performing normal maintenance on equipment and plant machinery. May work at knee, waist or floor levels.
  • Stooping: (bend at waist): Frequently – while performing normal maintenance of equipment and plant machinery. Works / stoops at all levels including waist, knee and floor levels. May lean over motor to observe or work on a repair.
  • Reaching: Frequently – reaches at shoulder or waist height level. Generally electrical panels are accessible, so positioning on ladder can eliminate overhead reach. Occasional overhead reach is required.
  • Twisting/Turning: occasionally – generally has option to twist body or move feet to change position.
  • Climbing: frequently – climbing to areas required. Climbs grated steel stair ramps and ladders. Occasionally works from vertical ladders.
  • Crawling: Occasionally – may need to crawl to reach lower work area.
  • Kneeling: Occasionally – to inspect, and/or work on a particular area.
  • Leg/Foot: Occasionally – only for walking and vehicle inspection.
  • Handling: frequently – use hand tools, test equipment, electrical wires, electronic drives and controls. May handle spools of wire of 20-30 pounds.
  • Fingering/Feeling /Grasping: continually - to use hand tools and equipment for electrical inspection and repair. Fine motor and sensation in hands is required.
  • Vehicle Use: Frequently – to operate vehicles, forklifts and cranes; to either get to work station or to work on equipment.
  • Pushing/Pulling: occasionally – pushes and pulls electrical cabinet covers. May maneuver weights up to 35 pounds to remove or replace covers.
  • Lifting/Carrying: frequently – carries tools, average weight under 20 pounds. May lift up to 50 pounds independently. Lifting over 50 pounds is done ONLY with assistance.
  • Balance: Frequently – to climb ladders, and to work above ground level on various equipment and machinery.

Personal Dress / Hygiene Standards: Company policy requires clothes (cotton preferred) in decent shape with no rips or tears. Steel-toed safety boots with metatarsal guards and safety glasses are required along with other safety equipment as needed for specific jobs or areas.


  • Talking in person/by phone: Continually - must be able to communicate over radio for status of job and instructions.
  • Hearing:  Continually – to listen for whistles. change in frequency of motors.
  • Vision:  Continually – must be able to see equipment working on. Color vision required.
  • Smell:  Continually - to detect fire, gas leaks, electrical over temperature, burning.



  • Interaction with others/Communication Skills: Continually – to relay information about job to co-workers.
  • Working Flexibility Requirements: Occasionally – must be available to work rotating shifts, some overtime and some holidays.
  • Attention to Details: Continually - must be able to work independently after receiving orders and follow instructions.
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral or written instructions.
  • Recognize unacceptable variations from the standard and take appropriate emergency action.
  • Use considerable judgment in adjusting, dismantling, assembling, equipment pertaining to job.


  • Works indoors    90  % of the time, outdoors 10 % . Exposed to area heaters, weather typical to the area.
  • Safety requirements:  Continually, must wear safety boots, ear plugs, safety glasses, gloves,  respirators with HEPA filters. May be in CSRM lead program. Wear appropriate fall protection as needed.
  • Exposures:  Noise, dirt, fumes, grease and oil, heat, chemicals, high voltage electrical current.
  • Operation of Equipment/Tools: Voltage ohm meter, voltage tester, recorders, oscilloscope, diode and transistor tester, grinders, drills, drill press, bearing pullers, soldering equipment, conduit benders, threading equipment, miscellaneous small tools/machines, hand tools, program loaders, P.C., VAX terminal, motors, generators, air compressors, relay and control monitors, SCR motor drive AC and DC, switches, magnetic brakes, panel boards, reactors, etc.
Required Experience


  • High school diploma or GED certification.
  • Maintain a Journeyman card in compliance with state and local laws.
  • Must be able to communicate using have both written and verbal communication skills, read and speak English.
  • Ability to wear a respirator.

All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.

Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. administers a pre-employment drug screen and background check for U.S. new hires.

All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.