Electrical & Instrumentation Technician

The J.M. Smucker Company | AL

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Posted Date 4/16/2024
Description TITLE

Electrical & Instrumentation Technician


Technical Leads Controls


Multiple (Day shift 6:00am-6:30pm/ Night shift 6:00pm-6:30am)


McCalla, Alabama


Pay Range $31-$40 with room for advancement.

($2.00 shift differential for Night Shift is not included in pay range)

Why Smucker is the Place for You

You deserve a positive and encouraging work environment. One that allows you to deliver your best work while enjoying each day. That is exactly what you will find at Smucker. Inspired by our unique culture, we are determined to support every employee as part of our commitment to be an employer of choice. Highlights include:
  • Comprehensive benefits package effective first day of employment, including: medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan with up to 7% Company match, 120 hours of accrued paid vacation, 12 paid company holidays plus 4 personal days, parental leave, and 2% annual holiday bonus of base salary. See more at https://www.jmsmucker.com/careers/why-smucker/employee-benefits
  • Ensuring a collaborative and friendly workplace - an environment you will look forward to coming into each day. See more about Our Continued Progress on Inclusion, Diversity and Equity
Your Opportunity

New plant - challenges, opportunities, etc.

At Smucker, we view our manufacturing operations as the heart of our efforts to deliver food people and pets love. It is foundational to our commitment to provide safe, high-quality products our consumers count on for themselves and their families. With this, we believe passionately in promoting manufacturing as a career. That means ensuring continued growth and development opportunities to help you expand your skills while providing an enjoyable and supportive environment.

You will be able to lead and contribute in meaningful ways at our new greenfield McCalla, AL facility, where we will produce the very popular Uncrustables sandwiches and are also looking forward to development of new and innovative products.

  • 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 working conditions, coaches peers, and suggests new safety standards as appropriate.
  • Studio5000 or Logix5000 platform hardware and software
  • Drives and Motion Control
  • FactoryTalk ME & SE
  • Ethernet/IP Control Network
  • Power Distribution
  • Performs the necessary activities to operate, maintain, and clean production equipment.
  • Understands, follows, and improves documented operational, maintenance, and sanitation standards in a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) work environment.
  • Performs equipment changeovers and sanitation activities.
  • Performs preventative maintenance activities, work orders, and lubrication in a timely manner to maximize performance of plant equipment. Improves and modifies preventative maintenance activities as appropriate.
  • Inspects, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs electrical, instrumentation, controls, and automation equipment and software.
  • Proficiency in operation and troubleshooting of the following:
  • 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.
  • 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; participates in assessments, ensures effective training, and maintains 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 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 advances E&I technology (networks, servers, FactoryTalk, Motion Controls, etc.).
  • Attains and maintenance low voltage qualification within twelve months of start date.
  • Uses a computer to input and maintain accurate records and data. Can utilize email and online training resources.
  • Maintains accurate electronic database of repair and maintenance activities including parts usage and time tracking.
  • Facilitates effective shift passdowns 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 when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
The Right Role for You

Are you motivated by the chance to help provide quality products consumers count on every day? Are you interested in working with a collaborative team to get the job done while learning new skills? If so, you are exactly who we are looking for to join our Company!

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Associates or technical degree or training preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work 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 preferred.
  • Previous food manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Ability to read, write, and interpret documents such as a safety rules, GMPs, and general instructions. Good communication skills are required both verbally and written. Ability to use a computer and input data required for production. Ability to give and receive feedback.
  • Ability to perform critical thinking skills to problem solve and resolve conflicts.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions and duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.
  • The employee must be able to work 12-hour shifts, days, or nights.
  • 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.
  • Employee is required to have a minimum of 20/40 vision in each eye with or without corrective lenses. The applicant must pass a standard eye exam.
  • Employee must have the ability to perform the essential job functions identified above consistent with safety standards and practices with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • The work environments characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Working conditions:
  • Willing to work 12-hour shifts and overtime as needed.
  • 2-2-3 schedule, days, or nights.
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule as needed.
  • Willing to travel for various trainings.
  • 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 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.
  • Basic computer skills including email and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Able to learn company specific computer systems, including maintenance enterprise system.
  • Able to perform the key responsibilities outlined above in accordance with safety standards and practices.
The J. M. Smucker Co. (the "Company") is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No person will be discriminated against in hiring or in any other aspect of their employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran/military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


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