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Electrical Automation Technician

Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Smithfield
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

A great job-and a great future-awaits you at Smithfield Foods. We're an $18 billion U.S. food company with nearly 60,000 employees worldwide. We're looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us. Join our family today. Apply Now!Your OpportunityOur team members receive industry-competitive salaries and are eligible for great benefits packages: Competitive Pay: $54,000 - $79,750 annuallyComprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and MoreEducation benefits available to full and part time Smithfield team members on their first day of employment.Open to moving? We will help! Ask about our Relocation Assistance packages! In addition, we offer opportunities for career growth, professional development, and tuition assistance. Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:
Adhere to safe work practices, complete monthly safety audits/observations, follow GMP's, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality and personnel safety.
Always ensure regulatory compliance
Interpret electrical schematics and user manuals.
Troubleshoot process issues with automation/ robotics software.
Troubleshoot hardware issues with PLCs (programmable logic controllers) and touchscreens.
Use advanced network troubleshooting to diagnose control networking issues.
Work with IT to troubleshoot and maintain servers.
Create user manuals and training documentation. Train technicians as appropriate.
Identify and facilitate process and automation improvements.
Assist and consult with management/engineering on projects as needed.
Provide support and leadership to the maintenance technicians.
Manage, backup and organize all electrical/automation related documentation for the facility (programs, schematics, network information, manuals, etc.) QualificationsTo 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 .
Two-year certificate from college or technical school and 2+ years of relevant expereince, or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience, required.
Experience in mechanical systems, hydraulic and pneumatics helpful
Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as electrical schematics, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, technical procedures, governmental regulations, and procedure manuals in English.
Ability to write routine reports, procedural manuals, and correspondence in English.
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and in group situations. Ability to respond to questions from internal/external customers/vendors at all levels including management.
Experience with Allen Bradley/Rockwell automation required.
Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
Effectively communicate the status of issues and projects with management, vendors, peers, and production personnel.
Provide technical leadership and support to the maintenance technicians at the facility.
Use the appropriate tools (e.g., Multimeter, PC, Software) to troubleshoot and diagnose the root cause of electrical issues in the facility.
Work with internal and external resources to resolve issues as quickly and effectively as possible.
Assumes personal responsibility to insure safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures and incorporate safety and health in all jobs and tasks.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Able to work weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. EEO/AA InformationSmithfield 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.If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment selection process, please call us at 757-357-1595.

Keywords: Smithfield Foods, Suffolk , Electrical Automation Technician, Professions , Smithfield, Virginia

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