Electrical Control Specialist

Posted on 5/8/2024

Western Digital

Western Digital

10,001+ employees

Provides high-performance data storage solutions

Data & Analytics


San Jose, CA, USA

  • Technical degree in Electronics, Military experience, or Semiconductor Industries experience
  • Ability to read electrical schematic diagrams and assembly drawings
  • Knowledge of control systems and/or PLC (Process Logic Control)
  • Ability to work overtime and weekends as required
  • 5-10 years of experience as a hands-on technician or related field working on process automation and/or electromechanical systems
  • Working knowledge of low voltage electrical systems from 12VDC to 480VAC, networking, hand tools, multi-meters, and testing equipment
  • Ability to read and comprehend wiring diagrams, loop drawings, P&ID drawings, electrical prints, schematics, PLC code and HMI Screens
  • Strong knowledge in troubleshooting of motor controls, variable frequency drives, programmable controllers and other electronic components as well as strong understanding of HVAC and process instrumentation (pressure, level, differential pressure, temperature and analytical)
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills, along with the ability to interact with all levels of management; must have high degree of initiative, and the ability to work alone and effectively with other people
  • Command of English Language both written and verbal
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance per schedule including calibrations
  • Document routine preventive maintenance on PM checklists, record data if applicable and maintain completed checklist within Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Installs, troubleshoots, and repairs (electrical, controls equipment and instrumentation) utilizing technical, interpersonal and critical thinking skills
  • Understands the principles of measuring levels, pressures, temperatures, flow, and uses process meters to identify and correct failures and make improvements
  • Provide inputs to Supervisor and/or Facilities Engineer to improve reliability
  • Support Tool Ownership to define and write preventive maintenance procedures

Western Digital specializes in high-performance data storage solutions, offering SSDs, HDDs, USB drives, and memory cards designed to power current technology and drive future innovations.

Company Stage


Total Funding



San Jose, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Paid sick leave & vacation time

Medical/dental/vision insurance

Life, accident, & disability insurance

Tax-advantaged flexible spending and health savings accounts

Employee assistance program

Tuition reimbursement

Employee stock purchase plan

Western Digital Savings 401(k) Plan