Job Information


POSITION: Tannery Electrical Technician

DEPARTMENT: Maintenance


  • BS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (Experience in the same field can be substituted for BS but must have other Electrical certificates)

  • Minimum 2 years of progressively more responsible positions within the electrical/industrial maintenance field.

  • Significant background in the Electrical field

  • Significant background in mechatronics/mechanical engineering, steam generation, air compressor technology, chain drives, all types of conveying systems, variable frequency motor controls, maintenance of sanitary conditions.


  • Apply electrical engineering principles to maintain and improve the efficiency and reliability of the process equipment.

  • Design, justify, plan, coordinate, and execute plant improvements/upgrades as directed.

  • Design, develop, and test electrical distribution systems and load centers.

  • Identify, analyze, and offer solutions to address electrical system needs of the plant.

  • Prepare electrical drawings and specifications, and ensure that they are completed according to the company’s drawing standards and procedures.

  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and company safety requirements and standards procedures.

  • Identify production problems, recommend modifications, and implement solutions to existing quality or production standards to achieve optimal performance within the equipment limits.

  • Independently research new technologies and recommend electrical technical innovations in machine/system architecture, control methodologies, and industrial/lab/field automation.

  • Provide expertise for design of electrical power and automated controls in the company manufacturing operations.

  • Provide expertise for designing, installing, and integrating electrical power and automated controls for facility renovations and expansions.

  • Monitor and implement improvements that conform to the company’s electrical standards.

  • Must understand the process flow of electrical/electronic functions.

  • This includes but is not limited to the equipment on the Tannery Plant.

  • Understands the workings of diagnostic equipment (oscilloscope, megger, volt meter and Amp probes).

  • Must have the ability to apply emphasis to major functions of equipment in area of responsibility this includes but is not limited to:

  • All functions of primary and secondary product scales

  • Fleshers, Splitters, Wringer, Press, Drums, and/or Conveyor Belts,

  • Product testing equipment

  • All plant Program Logic Controllers

  • All primary and Secondary functions of the electrical power in facility

  • All equipment associated to electrical/electronic area that are assigned by peers

  • Must be able to understand and draw electrical/electronic schematics and use these schematics and plant schematics as troubleshooting guides.

  • Actively involve maintenance personnel in HAACP reviews and insure their expertise is used to improve food safety wherever applicable.

  • Assist the Plant Engineer in assuring continuous plant improvement

  • Insure reliable and cost effective operation of systems that are often on line continuously.