Facilities Tradesman I

Location US-SC-Spartanburg
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DISH is a Fortune 200 company with more than $15 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. 


We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.


Opportunity is here. We are DISH.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Facilities Tradesman I associate’s primary role is performing various semi-skilled tasks to maintain a 24/7 facilities operation. This position primarily consists of preforming preventive and corrective maintenance in a timely manner to minimize downtime.



  • Performs daily inspections of the facilities mechanical equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Inspects and tests electrical and HVAC equipment, lighting, signal, communication, power circuits, air compressors, wrapping machines, heat tunnel, exhaust fans, conveyors, extruding equipment, forklifts and dock doors.
  • Performs preventive maintenance to building systems and equipment as assigned and creates equipment check sheets as requested.
  • Performs electrical repairs, such as replacing lamps, ballasts, switches, receptacles, cord caps, wiring of single and three phase motors, and installation of circuits.
  • Isolates defects in wiring, switches, motors, and other electrical equipment using testing instruments such as ammeter, ohmmeter, voltmeter, testing lamp, or growler.
  • Replaces faulty switches, sockets, and other elements of electrical and HVAC system.
  • Mounts motors, transformers, and lighting fixtures onto positions and completes circuits per diagram specifications.
  • Inspects completed work for conformance with requirements of local building and safety codes.
  • Applies skills in adapting procedures, techniques, tools, materials and/or equipment.
  • Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of PLC, NEC and NFPA codes.
  • Support training: planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Provide support to engineering during manufacturing modifications and new equipment installations, oversee project fabrication or installation.
  • Creates, follows up and closes work and material requests via Facilities Management Program and/or EXCEL
  • Ability to work various hours and respond to afterhours emergency requests.
  • Available to work alternating schedules based on project demands.

Skills - Experience and Requirements

  • Associate's degree preferred, or equivalent trader certification (welding, machinist, HVAC, journeyman electrician)
  • 1+ years experience
  • Team player who can work with all levels of personnel
  • Knowledge on machine shop equipment: welding, lathe, ban saw, milling machines, power tools
  • Strong knowledge of safe work practices
  • Excellent interpersonal/customer service skills
  • Basic PC skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions, both oral and written


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