3rd Shift-Electrician - #7559713

Smithfield Foods

Date: 09/27/2022
City: Cudahy, WI
Contract type: Full time
Smithfield Foods
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Individual should have knowledge of industrial controls, PLC’s, instrumentation, VFD’s, HMI’s and three phase motor circuits. This position requires the ability to operate, test, troubleshoot and repair process equipment. Basic knowledge of General Maintenance and Mechanical components of manufacturing equipment are also required. The associate must be able to work in a team environment, or individually with little or no supervision. Must comply with all Company SAFETY rules (LOCKOUT/TAGOUT, ETC), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), and all Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations.

Core Responsibilities
  • Services equipment by, testing, troubleshooting, using volt meters to determine specific problems. Repairs the process equipment, its sub-systems, and all ancillary processes /or equipment related to the operation of the plant floor.
  • Plans and performs work requiring thorough knowledge of electrical and electronic theory and principals of wiring, specifications, and national electrical codes.
  • Reads, understands and uses drawings, blueprints, and technical manuals in the service of equipment.
  • Perform mechanical and electrical PM’s as assigned.
  • Documents and maintains technical data to include calibrations performed, programs backed up, prints in panel, and other required paper work associated with proper maintenance and record keeping.
  • Uses the work order system to document repairs in detail, assigning parts used to specific machines and insuring equipment history is maintained.
  • Maintains and installs communication cables, power distribution, and wiring required for equipment as well as computer systems.
  • Adheres to all Company policies including but not limited to: safety, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
  • Actively participates in all assigned team meetings, training opportunities and designated interaction-required forums.

To 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.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Two (2) to five (5) years electrical, instrumentation, equipment maintenance.
  • Leadership. Exhibits confidence in self and others. Inspires and motivates others to perform well. Works well independently or in teams. Earns respect through professional acts.
  • Cost Consciousness. Conserves organizational resources.
  • Ethics. Treats people with respect. Keeps commitments. Inspires the trust of others.
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions.
  • Initiative – Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
Supervisory Responsibilities


Work Environment & Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions; however, this position does require the candidate to be in good health due to the nature of the position.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers; handle, feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; up to 100 lbs with assistance.
  • The employee may be pushing and/or pulling heavy roller carts, bins, or transport containers.
  • Employee will be climbing or moving on ladders, steps, stairways, walkways, and platforms. May be required to access very high location.
  • Use and maintain a variety of hand tools, powered tools and equipment, electrical devices, controls, and motorized vehicles.
  • Must be able to understand and follow oral and written instruction from supervisors and designated staff.
Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Wet and/or humid conditions;
  • Moving mechanical parts;
  • Extreme cold -10 (freezer) to ambient air temperature (rendering/kill);
  • Electrical and/or vibration shock.
Careers and Benefits

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About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing \"Good food. Responsibly\" and serve as one of the world\'s leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield, Eckrich and Nathan\'s Famous, among many others. For more information, visit , and connect with us on , , and .

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield 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.

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