Starting at $28.29/ Hr.
Shift: AM – Open
Summary: Responsible for maintaining, repairing, and replacing industrial instrumentation, control and electrical equipment used in a food manufacturing environment.
- Performs electronics and electrical preventative and predictive maintenance, calibration, and testing of electrical, control and instrumentation systems and equipment.
- Troubleshoots and diagnoses problems, and performs repairs to plant instrumentation and process systems.
- Maintains process control system; develops and maintains system recovery plan.
- Implements control changes and improvements in the program as necessary.
- Performs installation, start up and shut down of equipment in accordance with company safety procedures.
- Communicates with operators and maintenance personnel on operation procedures and requirements for working safely with electrical/electronic components and equipment.
- Maintains thorough knowledge of plant process and equipment; working knowledge of industry technological developments and best practices.
- Maintains knowledge of plant quality control, relying on current data and materials use, technological processes, and industry literature.
- Participates in cross-functional teams as assigned.
- Supports the review, understanding and compliance of all programs, policies and procedures contained in the Food Safety and Quality Management System.
- Performs all duties in accordance with Good Manufacturing Policies (GMP’s) and safety rules and regulations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
- Thorough knowledge of instrumentation, including calibration, repair and installation.
- Have complete knowledge of all current and voltage characteristics such as single phase, 3 Phase, 110v, 220v, 440, 12.5kv and D.C. voltages
- Good knowledge of National Electrical Code and other applicable standards and regulations.
- Working knowledge of manufacturing process and associated equipment maintenance requirements.
- Working knowledge of solid-state circuitry and programmable controllers.
- Demonstrated knowledge of robotics, PLC/HMI programming in systems integration and functions.
- Knowledge of correct application of systems and processes that ensure continuous improvement (safety, maintenance, quality and manufacturing).
- Ability to install, program, and troubleshoot Industrial Electrical Equipment, PLC, AC/DC Variable Speed Drives, and Human Machine Interfaces.
- Excellent time management, decision making, human relations and organizational skills.
- Proactive, resourceful and highly motivated with good communication skills and ability to work in high output environment.
- Ability to apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to resolve issues and problems in a timely manner.
- Ability to effectively work independently and in a team environment.
- Demonstrated oral and written English communication skills; bilingual English/Spanish desirable.
- Demonstrated attention to detail and follow through in all areas of responsibility.
- Ability to learn and operate various inventory, materials and operational software as applicable, including technical equipment applications.
- Ability to work with various PC programs and operating systems.
Education & Experience
- Instrumentation & Control Technician certification highly desired.
- Associate’s degree or vocational certification in Electrical Engineering or related field.
- 3 years’ experience in industrial electrical and electronics maintenance operations, instrumentation, calibration and process controls, preferably in a food manufacturing environment.
- California Electrician’s license required.
- Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, certification, and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position.
- Industrial food processing plant, warehouse and office environment.
- Requires frequent walking, climbing, and standing; occasional sitting.
- Requires operating a computer and other electronic equipment.
- Plant environment is subject to temperature extremes and odors.
- Occasional lifting of weight up to 50 pounds.
- Extended work schedule seasonally, generally June – November; overtime and weekend work required.