Maintain, monitor, troubleshoot, repair and install electrical equipment and electronic instrumentation associated with processing and packaging in a food manufacturing facility.
• Troubleshoot, repair, replace and install various control devices including but not limited to sensors, actuators, transformers, circuit breakers, motors, conduit, switches, and other control mechanisms.
• Provide support for Maintenance and Engineering modifications and improvements. May include but not limited to:
o Substations and MCCs, requiring knowledge of 480V, three phase, 120VAC, and 24 VDC control and power systems.
o PLCs and HMIs
o Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
o Building Automation System (BAS)
o Utility Management System (UMS)
o Energy Management System (EMS)
o Control System Networks (Ethernet, ControlNet, Ethernet and instrument digital bus systems)
• Maintain and troubleshoot Production PLCs, database systems, control networks, instrumentation, and electrical systems (480V and below.)
• Disassemble, inspect, reassemble, troubleshoot, repair and replace malfunctioning parts or equipment (motors, switches, sensors, input /output boards, controllers, servos, gears, sprockets chains, knives, etc. using test equipment and meters such as VOM, megger, amp probe and PC.
• Splice wires and install conduit, panel boards, switch boxes, motors and drives and other electrical equipment demonstrating proper use of tools such as hacksaws, pipe benders, pipe threaders, hammers and screwdrivers.
• Stay well informed of current and emerging technology in order to test or recommend new equipment.
• Clean, lubricate and adjust guides, flap tuckers, sealing jaws, sensors, servos and timing of packaging equipment to improve efficiency, quality or operation.
• Perform routine preventive maintenance procedures as per schedule.
• Install change parts (pockets, flap tuckers, film folding shoulders, etc.) on processing, packaging and conveying equipment to enable product size/volume changeovers.
• Diagnose problems, identify parts, plan and execute electrical repairs and installations, and learn proper equipment operation by reading blueprints, wiring diagrams, programs/ladder logic and machinery manuals.
• Perform additional duties as assigned.
• Follow all required GMP, quality and food safety requirements. In addition, employee shall notify their supervisor or other designated personnel of all quality or food safety findings or incidents
SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL:
• Follow safety & environmental objectives & targets, follow the plant safety rules, report incidents & unsafe conditions immediately, maintain compliance with regulations, and refer to the Safety & Environmental Management System(s) on all related procedures and programs
Electrician reports directly to Maintenance Supervisors.
Position impacts financial performance of facility by ensuring efficient operation of equipment and systems.
• High School Diploma or GED required
• A 2-year Associate in Electronics Technology or equivalent technical degree preferred
• Journey-Level Certification in Industrial Electronics preferred
• 3 years of experience in an Industrial Electronics Position required
• 2-year Associate degree in Electronics Technology or equivalent technical degree
• Experience working with Allen Bradley ControlLogix PLCs preferred
• Experience working in food manufacturing preferred
• Willing to work in a continuous operations schedule as required
• Willing to work off-shifts, weekends & extended shifts (e.g. 10 hrs., 12 hrs.) as required
• Willing to work overtime as required
• Willing and able to use mathematical knowledge, including counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, fractions, graphs, and ratios, in order to determine optimum settings, perform electrical and systems maintenance, calibrations and repairs.
• Willing and able to work with computers including navigating systems, locating information, and recording information necessary to perform the job.
SKILLS NECESSARY FOR SUCCESS:
• Able to identify and repair the causes/reasons for failures of circuit, fuses, switches, solenoids and sensors.
• Able to repair and replace broken or malfunctioning components of machinery and equipment and repair and maintain the operating condition of industrial production and processing machinery and equipment.
• Able to use measuring tools, hand tools, small powered equipment (saws, drills, etc.), and other shop equipment.
• Able to identify problems, analyze test results, machine or other error messages, and information obtained from operators in order to diagnose equipment problems.
• Able to communicate verbally with leaders and co-workers to accomplish tasks, able to give and receive feedback, listen and ask questions
• Able to read and utilize schematics, process and instrument diagrams (P&IDs), equipment manuals, and other instructions and engineering documents
• Able to utilize critical thinking skills to reason, solve problems, analyze graphs, interpret data, troubleshoot equipment and systems, participate and lead process improvement, and make decisions.