1st shift-Electrical Technician- Maintenance

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The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.

 

The Electrical Technician is responsible for troubleshooting, repairing electronic and electrical systems and providing technical support to other team members when needed. Preference will be given to candidates with a certification or degree in mechanical, electrical, or industrial maintenance and/or related college or technical level course work.

Core Responsibilities

Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

  • Maintains and installs communication cables, power distribution and wiring required for equipment as well as computer systems.
  • Installs, modifies and repairs all electrical/electronic devices.
  • Assists maintenance technicians when troubleshooting electronic and electrical issues.
  • Maintains involvement with operations of the plant processing equipment and scale systems.
  • Demonstrates strong safety leadership skills and follows safe work practices.
  • Follows food safety and good manufacturing practices.
  • Works as part of a team to plan and conduct equipment repairs.
  • Receives work order/request, reviews to determine tools, equipment, time, manpower, parts, and supplies needed.
  • When responding to crisis calls will always arrive at the scene with basic tools and equipment necessary to perform work. 
  • Read blueprints, schematics (including electrical), wiring diagrams, technical manuals, etc.
  • Maintains various activity records and logs.
  • Observe equipment or machinery while in operation to detect malfunctions.
  • Test major subsystems or components to localize problem using specialized equipment.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on various electrical/electronic systems and components. Install new equipment/appliances including utilities (i.e., communication data lines, electrical components).
  • Responsibilities include installing, trouble shooting, and maintaining, electrical controls/components in accordance with manufacturer’s specification, local regulations, and Smithfield safety policies. 
  • Performs preventive and predictive maintenance schedules on mechanical equipment such as pumps, packaging and slicing equipment, harvest and cutting equipment used in manufacturing environment as it relates to electrical/electronic components.
  • Working knowledge and skills in operating a variety of small hand tools and devices used in electrical/electronic troubleshooting and repairs

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 1+ years of related experience and/or training in an industrial mechanical maintenance or food manufacturing environment; or 4 years’ direct experience in an industrial mechanical maintenance or food manufacturing maintenance environment, required.
  • Strong knowledge of AC/DC motors, controls, sensors, pneumatics, hydraulics, mechanical systems, and troubleshooting.

    Computer/device communications using standard protocols including TCP/IP, Ethernet/IP, Device net, Modbus, Hart, Serial

  • Knowledge of programmable logic/automation controllers, human-machine interfaces, hardware, and associated programming languages (Ladder Logic, FBD, SFC, Structured Text). Platforms include Rockwell Automation, Siemens, GE, Ignition. (Preferred)

  • Knowledgeable in processes such as food processing/packaging, water treatment, refrigeration, and boiler control. (Preferred)

  • Basic computer skills and the ability to work independently are also required for this position.

Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds to perform daily task.
  • May be required to work in awkward positions to complete task.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds and regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds utilizing the buddy system or specifically designed lifting devices.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, grip, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
  • Regularly work at elevated heights.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Career Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield’s benefits, visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits.
 

Why Work at Smithfield Foods? 

We are committed to meeting our employees' needs, addressing their concerns and helping them enjoy rewarding careers with our company. 

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PEOPLE MATTER

With more than 60,000 jobs globally, our employees drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.

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GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

Working at Smithfield isn't just a job – it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.

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BENEFITS

Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.

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SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGE

Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly®" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies.

We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030.

We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich® and Nathan's Famous®, among many others.

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EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.
Location:
Cudahy, WI
Type:
Full-Time
Shift:
1st Shift
Department:
Maintenance/Engineering
Portal:
careers
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