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Electrical and Instrumentation Technician
Huntsville, AL

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Electrical and Instrumentation Technicians needed for a Fortune 500 food company.  Both day and night shifts available.  

Why work here

  • Fortune 500 food manufacturer with a booming business
  • Excellent compensation plus 1.5x OT and  2% Christmas bonus
  • 401k with 7% company match on employees’ 6% contribution
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance coverage on the first day of employment
  • Life insurance, tuition assistance options available
  • Some relocation assistance may be provided
  • No Travel!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the manufacture of consumer foods which comply with all food safety, quality and regulatory requirements.
  • Understands and supports company and site safety policies and performs work related activities in a safe manner. Recognizes unsafe work conditions, coaches peers, and suggests new safety standards as appropriate.
  • Understands, follows, and improves documented operational, maintenance, and sanitation standards in a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) work environment.
  • Inspects, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs electrical, instrumentation, controls, and automation equipment and software.
  • Proficiency in operation and troubleshooting of the following:  Power Distribution, Studio5000 or Logix5000 platform, hardware and software, Drives and Motion Control, FactoryTalk ME & SE, Ethernet/IP Control Network, Food Manufacturing and Utility Instrumentation
  • Maintains and properly operates electrical testing equipment.
  • Utilizes drawings, prints, and instruction manuals to determine proper steps to be taken for equipment preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs; adheres to company drawing and documentation standards.
  • Performs preventive maintenance activities and work orders in a timely manner to maximize performance of plant equipment. Improves and modifies preventative maintenance activities as appropriate.
  • Coaches other team members on electrical, instrumentation, and controls skills, machine functionality, defect identification and resolution, and equipment repair.
  • Active participation in training and qualification programs for designated line/area; participate in assessments, ensure effective training, and maintain consistent qualification standards.
  • Uses continuous improvement tools, including breakdown elimination, to eliminate losses and drive issues to root cause; documents, communicates, and implements corrective and preventative actions.
  • Serves as an owner of one or more technical, safety, or quality systems; responsible for building technician skills and providing ongoing coaching.
  • Creates documentation as needed (SOPs, Job Aids, PM Improvements, etc.).
  • Increases skills and knowledge by attending technical training sessions, participating in vendor visits and scheduled maintenance activities; attains expertise in advanced E&I technology (networks, servers, FactoryTalk, motion controls, etc.).
  • Attains and maintains low voltage qualification within six months of start date.
  • Uses a computer to input and maintain accurate records and data; can utilize e-mail and online training resources.
  • Maintains accurate electronic database of repair and maintenance activities, including parts usage and time tracking.
  • Assists in maintaining and developing plant drawings and documentation.
  • Facilitates effective shift pass-downs with the prior/next shift to discuss safety, quality and production issues.
  • Lead projects to improve safety, quality or production results in a designated area.
  • Works as part of a team and assists fellow employees as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills and Knowledge:

  •  High School Diploma or equivalent is required
  •  Associates, technical degree or training is preferred
  •  Minimum 3 years of relevant experience with electrical systems, PLC, motor and motion controls, SCADA systems, device and information networks, sensors, instrumentation equipment for manufacturing is required
  • Previous mechanical/maintenance experience is preferred
  • Previous food manufacturing experience is preferred
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule as needed
  • Able to read, understand, and follow documents such as safety policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and general instructions
  • Working knowledge of general electrical safety
  • Working knowledge of electrical schematics, power distribution and controls, motor and motor controls, PLC logic controls, HMIs, and other industrial controls
  • Able to understand and carry out both oral and written instructions
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to give and receive feedback
  • Able to provide leadership and prioritization in designated equipment area
  • Able to set and meet goals
  • Able to prioritize and manage workload in a changing environment
  • Able to work both independently and on a team
  • Works well with support personnel to maintain high standards for safety, quality, and reliability and drive improvements
  • Able to make data driven decisions and engage others as appropriate
  • Basic mathematical, statistical, and analytical skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Able to learn company specific computer systems, including maintenance enterprise system
  • Desire to work in a constantly changing, progressive environment
  • Able to perform the key responsibilities outlined above in accordance with safety standards and practices
  • Physical requirements for the job include the ability to:  Lift and carry up to 60 pounds, Stand, sit, walk, enter confined spaces, push, pull, kneel, squat, and climb, Perform repetitive actions, reach, and feel, Hear, speak, and see, Climb stairs and ladders

Day Shift:  6:30 am to 7:00 pm – 2-2-3 schedule

Night Shift:  6:30 pm to 7:00 am – 2-2-3 schedule  

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