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JBS USA MAINTENANCE HOURLY in Elkhart, Indiana

Job Title: Electronics Technician

Location: Council Bluffs, IA

Our Company, Your Opportunity:

Plumrose USA is a company with an 80-year history of providing high quality, great tasting sliced meats, bacon, ham and ribs. Plumrose was recently acquired by JBS, the world’s leading provider of beef, chicken and pork, with a vision of building the company into a leader in Protein Centric Prepared Foods. This is a unique opportunity to be in a start-up environment, with the backing of a Global CPG Powerhouse. This is a role for someone who is looking for an entrepreneurial challenge in a company with aspirations to be leaders within the CPG world. The position will have both strategic and tactical elements and the person may wear different hats. This is an opportunity for people who want to think Big, dream Big and work to make Big ideas a reality.

Our Mission:

To be THE BEST in all we do. We are completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders. All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.

Values:

Scope of Position :

The Maintenance Electronic Technician (ET) is responsible for project and maintenance reliability of PLC systems within a food processing environment and is responsible for the repair and installation of electronics/controls function at the facility.

Responsibilities :

  • Design, specify, start, validate, monitor, and troubleshoot electronic control systems including PLC logic, HMI, electrical drives and motor controls

  • Ensure that control hardware and software, installation, PLC/HMI programming, and operational requirements meet specifications, codes, and end-user expectations

  • Work cross-functionally with other departments and across other engineering disciplines to design and detail industrial processes, motor controls, instrumentation, and power systems that meet business requirements

  • Program, troubleshoot, and configure Allen Bradley (Rockwell) PLC/HMI control systems

  • Detail control strategy for process areas, communicate, educate, and train technicians and managers on processes, equipment, and standards

  • Problem-solve in processes and/or design issues by applying controls

  • Converse with contractors from a project management standpoint on the installation and commissioning of electronic control systems and related electrical maintenance

  • Perform preventative maintenance work orders

  • Perform various other duties as needed or assigned

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in electronics/automation engineering ora certification related to instrumentation and automation control or a minimum of 2 years of electrical mechanical experience

  • Possess problem solving and root cause analysis (RCA) skills

  • Lead problem solving and troubleshooting efforts associated with high-level process issues

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Strong planning and priority setting skills

  • Safety-minded

  • Ability to comprehend and navigate electrical schematics and technical manuals

  • Ability to use electrical diagnostic test equipment, primarily digital multimeters and computers with diagnostic and calibration software

  • Ability to work long hours and weekends when necessary

Physical Demands/Work Environment :

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

  • Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle/feel items, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and talk or hear.

  • Office and plant setting: the plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold (non-weather related), and working near moving mechanical parts

  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.

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