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POSITION: Automation MultiCraft Technician

DEPARTMENT: Engineering Maintenance



General Description:

As an Automation MultiCraft Technician in a fast paced world class bacon processing facility you will maintain, troubleshoot, optimize high speed food processing equipment, high speed packaging equipment, industrial smokehouses and chillers and automated rail systems.

Position Summary: MultiCraft Automation Technician duties are, but not limited to, maintain, troubleshoot, optimize, install, upgrade, calibrate and repair electronic, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic equipment and components. Equipment included but not limited to: conveyors, motors, meters, instrumentation, high-speed slicing/packaging equipment, control panels, PLC/PAC control systems, variable frequency drives, high speed vision systems, robotics, scales, production printers and computers. Fabricates, installs, adjusts, calibrates, repairs, replaces parts, dismantles and rebuilds electrical equipment/instruments to correct problems per schematics and work instructions. Works with both AC and DC electrical systems with voltages at or near 10, 12, 24 110, 220, 480 volts and 4 -20 mA and 0 – 10 vdc control signals and various communication protocols.

This position requires candidate to be able to read and understand electrical schematics, technical manuals to perform job duties. Must be able to use electrical diagnostic test equipment, primarily digital multimeters and computers with diagnostic and calibration software. Utilizes power industrial equipment forklifts and scissors lifts. Must be safety conscious, identifies safety hazards, utilizes mandatory PPE, demonstrates Electrical Arc Flash awareness and have strong working knowledge of appropriate safety practices Iowa OSHA, NEC, NFPA and company guide lines and directives. Must understand, follow and demonstrate compliance with all safety rules and understand working safely is a condition of employment. Assist in assuring HACCP, SOPs, work instructions and Food Safety Quality requirements are in compliance with all company, state and federal regulations and guidelines.

Must be able to complete accurate work logs and appropriate documentation and use reporting system as required for proper documentation for installation, maintenance, repair, replacement, modification, troubleshooting, diagnosing and optimization to drive the preventative and predictive maintenance programs. This position will require working with all levels of the maintenance, production and management personnel for/during optimization, troubleshooting, modification, installation, and repair of plant equipment and processes.

Possess the ability to work without direct supervision to perform all other tasks/duties as assigned or required by the maintenance management team. This position may require: working rotating shifts and/or fixed shifts extended hours on short notice, call in overtime, weekends and holidays as needed. Able to work in cold and hot environments, at heights greater than 10 feet, lift over 50 lbs., crouch, crawl and kneel.

Minimum Qualifications:

• High School Diploma/GED and equivalent work experience in a technical field is required.

• 5-10 years’ experience of proven food processing/manufacturing experience in electrical, electronics, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatics is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Associates degree in technical field or a minimum two (2) years vocational/formal training in a maintenance field.

• Experience troubleshooting and problem solving in a manufacturing/food processing environment. Four (4) years of PLC/control system troubleshooting/programming/repairing experience.

• Self-motivated, team oriented, and excellent interpersonal skills.

• Experience working with Allen Bradley controls, Siemens, Schneider, Beckhoff, and various drive technologies.

We offer a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.

JBS is an equal opportunity employer.


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