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Electrical Controls Service Technician

From our inception over 60 years ago, Metropolitan Industries, Inc. has maintained a vision of being a single source for quality pumps, control systems and ancillary equipment serving many water and wastewater industries. In those years, we have grown into a diversified distributor, OEM manufacturer and a committed partner in on-going customer service. Metropolitan’s extensive industry knowledge encompasses the municipal, commercial, industrial and residential markets. Our engineers are innovators in harnessing the latest technology to develop complete systems, resulting in efficient and reliable operation in the field. From consulting engineers to end users, Metropolitan’s customers have come to rely on our “whatever it takes” approach to providing cost-effective solutions to a variety of pumping system challenges. So who is Metropolitan? It is best summed up by just saying The Pumping World’s One Stop Shop!

Metropolitan Industries is looking for an Electrical Controls Service Technician to troubleshoot and repair automated controls for water/wastewater industry. Ideal candidate must be self-motivated independent worker with ability to multitask between multiple active projects.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics
  • Ability to recognize and understand electrical symbols
  • Some previous experience with electrical wiring, preferably in a panel shop helpful but not necessary
  • Wireman must have the ability to use hand tools, power tools and other related electrical equipment
  • Ability to work quickly, while always utilizing safe work practices
  • Ability to stand, stoop and/or kneel for extended periods of time


  • Understand schematics for electrical control panels and be familiar with PLC’s.
  • Interface with project team (i.e. Sales staff, Mechanical Engineer, Assemblers, Project Manager, etc.).
  • Build positive relationships with coworkers and peers.
  • Perform risk mitigation (i.e. anticipate problems before they occur).
  • Troubleshoot and debug (i.e. diagnoses trouble or defects, determines corrective action and repairs system).
  • Ensure that all equipment is in proper working condition after troubleshooting.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and diagnostics on pump control systems and components.
  • Perform system checkout and systems startups for service installed jobs.
  • Provide status updates to management on assigned projects.
  • Comply with the company’s safety procedures.
  • Must be able and willing to travel and work at customer locations in the Metropolitan Chicagoland and Illinois area
  • This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand when on call.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile.
  • The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers, and co-workers.
  • This position requires the use of basic hand tools.
  • This position requires standing, sitting, walking, bending, kneeling and stooping for long lengths of time.
  • This position requires frequent lifting and moving of objects up to 50lb.


  • High school diploma or equivalent, with some college or technical school course work and minimum of two years of job-related experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Employees must provide their own basic set of hand tools.


  • Associates degree in electrical maintenance, electrical control panel building or a related technical field from an accredited institution.
  • 2+ years of experience wiring control panel equipment.
  • Ability to read/understand electrical schematics and create redlines.
  • High precision, close tolerance proficiency
  • Ability to use hand tools.
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills of electrical controls systems
  • Proficient in standard and metric systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter, team player, work well with others, and have a positive attitude
  • Must have ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Sharp, quick, dedicated and innovative problem solver
  • Must be organized, creative, results-oriented, focused and attentive to detail
  • Exhibits continuous improvement
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license

Metropolitan Industries, Inc. offers competitive pay and a complete benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, disability coverage, and 401K Plan with Company match.

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