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Company: Michael Foods
Location: Wakefield
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Business Unit Overview

Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that's First in Food.

Location Description

Wakefield is one of the largest production facilities within Michael Foods. We serve as a flex plant and are able to produce everything from a whole pasteurized egg to liquid, dried, hardboiled and curds.


We offer a structured work environment without stifling creativity. Focused department assignments create teamwork and successful results. We build upon our successes with collaboration in the pursuit of continuous improvement. Achievements are celebrated and failures analyzed. We value your industry knowledge, work ethic, and dependability.

POSITION SUMMARY: Electricians are responsible for all electrical systems in processing and production areas as well as maintaining and troubleshooting programmable logic controls and general wiring.


  • Maintains and troubleshoots programmable logic controls and general wiring.
  • Must be able to read wiring schematics.
  • Responsible for the High Voltage System.
  • Has knowledge of industrial wiring.
  • Must have a good mechanical aptitude.
  • Responsible for all electrical system production and processing.
  • Will work around power transmissions.
  • Knows and understands the function and construction of a machine's foundation.
  • Knows and understands the 3 types of coupling bushings; can install and remove one style.
  • Able to list different types of v-belts, along with preventive maintenance steps for the v-belt drive systems.
  • Describes and identifies the operation of a variable speed v-belt drive around the plant.
  • Must be able to list the five basic components of a hydraulic system.
  • Must be able to locate a hydraulic DCV on the plant floor and list its characteristics.
  • Describes the hydraulic flow and the units that it is measured in.
  • Describes the three types of positive displacement of hydraulic pumps.
  • Must be able to draw a basic hydraulic schematic of a plant floor hydraulic circuit.
  • Must be able to list the two categories of liquid pumps (not hydraulic).
  • Must be able to list the three methods of the pump motor/shaft connections.
  • Describes two units of pump flow rate measurement.
  • Describes the characteristics of a system head curve.
  • Must be able to locate a pneumatic valve on the plant floor and list its characteristics.
  • Reports to management if any conditions or practices may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
  • Assumes personal responsibility to insure safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures and, incorporate safety and health in all jobs and tasks.
  • Adheres to Quality work practices, follows GMP's, maintains sanitary conditions and ensures that product quality is maintained. Reports to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety and quality.
  • Able to work overtime and holidays when needed.
  • Insures regulatory compliance at all times.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.#firstinpeopleQualifications

    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent.
    • Must be able to terminate control wiring.
    • Must be able to trouble shoot low/high voltage control systems.
    • Capable of ascending and descending ladders and stairs.
    • Ability to communicate effectively.
    • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with others to complete work assignments.
    • Open to change.
    • Positive interpersonal relationships.
    • Able to work independently and with others in a team environment.
    • Self-motivated while also willing to ask questions and seek direction.PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
      • One-year certificate from college or technical school or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
      • Journeyman's license
      • 1-2 years of electrical experience is preferred.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
        • Capable of safely lifting 75 lbs. on occasion.
        • Ability to work in cold, wet, noisy, dusty and humid environments.Michael Foods provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.

          Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

          The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

          Job Industries
          • Warehouse & Production

Keywords: Michael Foods, Sioux City , Electrician, Other , Wakefield, Iowa

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