Electrical Panel Wirer - Level 1 - Gichner

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-341744
    • Job Location: Dallastown, PA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/17/2022
    • Years of Experience: 1+
    • Radford Job Code: 07001-07005
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Job Description


The Electrical Panel Wirer is responsible for preparing and installing electrical wiring of signal and power circuits for shelters to achieve quality and integrity of products at the lowest possible cost.


  • Uses written instructions, prints, and schematics as well as verbal instructions to prepare, locate and install wire ways, harnesses, and accessories
  • Installs complicated tasks such as large wire connectors, different sized multi-pin connectors, complex cable assembly, ESD knowledge, handling and installation of fiber optic cables
  • The development of harnesses working with engineering and the manufacture of harness (simple to complex)
  • Performs operations such as wire cutting, stripping, crimping all sizes of wire using the associated tools and equipment
  • Performs soldering operations that include all wire sizes (large to small) using soldering stations, pots, resistance soldering equipment and propane torch
  • Responsible for maintaining, cleaning, and adjusting tools and equipment for electrical operations
  • Uses test equipment (i.e. fixed gages, power supplies, multi-meters) to perform continuity and troubleshoot problems on electrical operations including live circuits
  • Use of various tools including electric drills, pneumatic drills, rivet poppers, wire terminal crimpers, Artos and Komax wire cutting and stripping machines
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment along with Trainings and Guiding level 2 Electrical Wirers on safety
  • Performs other related duties and assignments such as leading group level 1 and 2 Electrical Wirers on projects and job instructions as required

Experience and Skills


Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards

Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors

Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary

Ability to adhere to workplace rules



High School Diploma

Vocational degree in electronics a plus

1 year relevant experience

Basic computer skills required

Ability to read blueprints and schematics; commercial/industrial wiring experience

Knowledge of 120/220 single phase wiring, all applications of different voltages of three phase wiring

Knowledge of Control Circuit Wiring

Must have own tools



Shop Floor environment / shared workbench or workstation

Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time

Ability to perform repetitive motion (rotating wrists, keyboarding, using small/large tools)

Ability to lift  up to 50 pounds

Ability to tolerate constant noise (i.e.: machine motors)

Ability to work safely in the presence of hazardous chemicals and hazardous conditions

Ability to follow standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required

Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
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