Electrical Specialist (10046)

Date: Jun 1, 2024

Location: Chattanooga, TN, US, 37146

Company: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker and is on the road to number one. Come join our team and you could be part of that ride. For our employees, Volkswagen stands for more than just efficient and sustainable products - it’s an expression of who they are and how they move through life. Become a part of the Volkswagen of America experience and work with people who are passionate, innovative, enthusiastic, and high performing team players. Everyone deserves a better car and everyone deserves a better company - it’s a Volkswagen thing.

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Support the Facilities Maintenance group in order to ensure continuous operational availability and provide a safe environment.


  • Ensure electrical reliability through proper planning and maintenance of the electrical sub-systems.
  • Coordinate commissioning with the City of Chattanooga as required.
  • Support 3rd party service provider to troubleshoot electrical issues.
  • Schedule and coordinate all power outages for the site.
  • Review all new connected load for system capacity and balance.
  • Support the Construction Team with electrical specifications, inspections and commissioning of new systems.
  • Periodic reporting of electrical demand and support projects to reduce overall demand.
  • Provide support to ensure compliance with local, state and federal electrical codes as the Plant Master Electrician.
  • Identify and implement energy efficient solutions
  • Troubleshoot facilities electrical issues (compressors, chillers, cooling towers, pumps, HVAC, substations, bus plugs, electrical panels, etc.)
  • Additional support tasks as assigned to ensure facility uptime.
  • Coordinate team of on-site contract electricians to ensure electrical systems are maintained, troubleshoot and repair electrical issues and support small project work for cost savings
  • Act as a liaison with EPB & TVA resources regarding all Switchyard work or other site work requiring their support.



  • 5+ years job related experience
  • Has/Able to obtain City of Chattanooga Journeyman Electrician License
  • Experience with SQ-D transformers, masterpack breakers, busways and bus plugs.
  • Background on utility tracking for electrical power.
  • Experience working with HV systems in an industrial environment
  • Facilities start-up and controls systems debug



  • 4 year degree in electrical engineering
  • Implementation of engineering changes
  • Knowledge on Johnson Controls, Schneider/SquareD ION Enterprise
  • PLC background and experience with Siemens and Schneider/SquareD controls systems.
  • Hands on experience with boilers, chillers and HVAC
  • Project management experience

Scope and Magnitude

Position Grade: 7

This role description is a guideline and does not create contractual rights between the Company and any of its employees.  The Company does not enter into any type of employment contract, implied or written, with its employees regarding job security.

This Organization Participates in E-Verify. We maintain a drug free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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