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Posted Date 7 months ago(3/16/2022 1:35 PM)
Requisition ID
Manufacturing and Distribution - Electricians
Position Type
Physical Work Location
Chicago Tribune - On-Site


We're hiring an Electrician to join our team at the Chicago Tribune! A Maintenance Electrician for the Chicago Tribune Maintenance Department is responsible for the electrical maintenance along with repair of the production related equipment to ensure maximum availability and reliability to the users at our manufacturing facility, known as The Freedom Center.


This role will be working 3rd shift - a very active time for our facility as we finish printing our daily newspapers. The pay is $36 per hour.


The Freedom Center, located near River North, is where the Chicago Tribune--and many other newspapers--are printed. Enormous 1-ton rolls of paper are brought in by train and truck and stacked high in a cavernous warehouse. The rolls feed 10 large offset web printing presses, where cylinders with aluminum press plates and rubber blankets transfer ink to paper at blazing speeds. Inserting machines are then used to place millions of targeted advertising flyers into the newspaper for delivery.


Our organization is committed to hiring people with diverse backgrounds, voices and visions. Be yourself. Bring yourself. Because that’s the only way we will deliver on our mission to provide meaningful journalism to the diverse communities we serve. We hold ourselves accountable for fostering inclusion and opportunity across race, gender, age, creed, identity and experience. Join us.


  • To analyze, develop and design needed electrical parts to enhance production equipment efficiency and life span.
  • To troubleshoot and repair complex electrical systems on all production related equipment.
  • To perform all electrical repairs assigned by the shift supervisor in accordance with the National Electric Code guidelines.
  • To determine the cause of electrical failures and make recommendations as to the continued safe operation of the equipment.
  • To perform preventive maintenance functions according to department programs and within a specified time frame.
  • To inform the supervisor of all completed work, follow-up and pending work or equipment problems.
  • To work effectively with co-workers in problem solving techniques and to adequately communicate to them the incomplete work and problem areas from shift to shift.
  • To ensure that safe and established work habits are used. To maintain a clean and safe work area.
  • To maintain timely and accurate maintenance records and reports.
  • To recommend parts for repair or replacement and to help maintain current inventory levels.
  • Must be able to work any shift, holidays, weekends and overtime when required.


  • Should have a high school education or equivalent related experience.
  • Should have an Associates or bachelor's degrees in Electrical Maintenance or equivalent.
  • Requires at least 5 years of on-the-job industrial electrical and electronic training or equivalent related job experience. (Newspaper and/ or Manufacturing experience is preferred).
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must have a strong knowledge of industrial electrical, and electronic theory and equipment, microprocessor-controlled equipment, complex relay logic systems, high horsepower motor controls, troubleshooting, small motor repair, programmable controllers, un-interruptible power supply systems, and printed circuit board repair.
  • Must be able to read complex electrical and electronic schematic and blueprints, and use various test equipment such as oscilloscopes, multi-function meters, ampere probes and mego-meters.
  • Must have mechanical aptitude and the ability to do equipment design enhancement.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of National Electrical Code.
  • Must be able to lift equipment that will weigh up to 50 pounds, also must be able to lay down under raised equipment.
  • Must be able to walk for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to bend and kneel in order to work on hard to reach equipment.
  • Must be able to work in conditions which may be unfavorable, this could include varying temperatures, dusty conditions, greasy and dirty areas, and some work outdoors.



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