Electrical Maintenance Manager

Kent, WA
Full Time

The Seattle Times, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, is seeking an Electrical Maintenance Manager to join our Print Operations team in Kent, WA. As our Electrical Manager, you will be called on to manage our team of Industrial Electricians / Automation Technicians who handle maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical equipment, mechatronics, and industrial control support systems across all areas of production. Ideally, you have hands-on experience in a similar capacity. All tools, including test equipment, will be provided.



  • Supervise the daily activities of the electricians. Work directly with these individuals to ensure their professional and technical growth.
  • Provide technical consultation and troubleshooting assistance to electricians and other departments as needed.
  • Develop and assign work schedules for normal, vacation/holiday, and training coverage shifts.
  • Formulate guidelines, standards, and procedures for the department.
  • Prepare and manage the annual budget for the Electrical Department.
  • Coordinate the procurement of parts, service, and training within the department.
  • Ensure the training of electricians, coordinating with vendors in the case of formal training.
  • Ensure that all systems within the responsibility of the electricians are on a timely preventative maintenance schedule.
  • Coordinate the maintenance and upkeep of the technical reference library.



  • Education: Associates degree or 4-year apprenticeship in industrial electrical/electronic strongly preferred; HS Diploma or GED required.
  • Experience: Some exposure to working as a technician in a similar capacity. Previous experience in any manufacturing industry preferred, especially as a Technician, Electrician, Electrical Mechanic, Electronics Tech or equivalent.
  • Journey-level Electrician experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience in troubleshooting and repair of production equipment including working with industrial controls, PLC’s, network communications and control panels strongly preferred.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, with the ability to analyze and quickly resolve problems and consistently meet deadlines is required.
  • The ability to climb, bend, stoop, and carry up to 50 pounds, carry tools and parts up several flights of stairs or ladders and work from personnel lifts.
  • Environment includes paper, ink, dust and noise.
  • Must have the ability to work in confined areas.
  • Candidate must have the ability to work with contractors, engineers, and vendors regarding the upgrade and/or installation of electrical equipment.
  • Computer literacy and good verbal/written communication skills needed.


Compensation: The full salary range for this position is $90,000 to $127,000. We typically pay between $95,000 and $114,600, depending on experience and qualifications.



  • Medical, dental insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Optional life and AD&D insurance and long-term care insurance
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • 10 days of annual vacation accrual, increasing with tenure up to 20 days
  • 10 days of annual sick accrual; unused sick pay accrues to an extended illness bank 9 paid holidays
  • Complimentary Seattle Times subscription
  • Wellness program
  • Parental leave options


Please Note: This position requires a criminal background check once an offer has been made.


Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. We serve the Pacific Northwest with thoughtful, independent journalism that makes a real difference in our community. And as a media solutions company, we combine cutting-edge digital capabilities and service with the values and integrity of respected traditional media… with an established audience of 1.9 million. At The Seattle Times, you'll find work that matters.

If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, please contact Human Resources at careers@seattletimes.com and provide a description of the reasonable accommodation(s) needed.


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