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.
Michael Foods, Inc. located in Wakefield, Nebraska is known as
the Baseball Capital of Nebraska. Milton G. Waldbaum and Dan
Gardner founded our egg-processing business in 1950 here in
The Automation Technician will safely and efficiently maintain,
troubleshoot and work to improve the electrical and automation
subsystems within the production facility.
This position has the responsibility to comply with Safety work
rules at all times as well as an obligation to reinforce Safety as
a Core Value. Ensures that all policies, procedures and activities,
related to Food Safety & Quality, are followed and complied with
uniformly, in an effort to reduce product and process
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES :
* Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal
supervision. * Work in a fast-paced environment, responding
appropriately to changing priorities. * Respectfully interact with
a diverse group of people. * Adhere to safe work practices,
complete monthly safety audits/observations, follow GMP's, maintain
sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained.
Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely
affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety. * Effectively
communicate the status of issues and projects with management,
vendors, peers and production personnel. * Provide technical
leadership and support to the electrical and instrumentation
technicians at the facility. * Use the appropriate tools (e.g.
multimeter, software) to troubleshoot and diagnose the root cause
of electrical issues in the facility. * Work with internal and
external resources to resolve issues as quickly and effectively as
possible. * 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. * Insures regulatory compliance at all times. * Perform
other duties as assigned. * Able to work weekends, holidays and
overtime as needed.
* Interpret electrical schematics and user manuals. *
Troubleshoot process issues with automation software. *
Troubleshoot hardware issues with PLCs (programmable logic
controllers) and touchscreens. * Use advanced network
troubleshooting to diagnose control networking issues. * Work with
IT to troubleshoot and maintain automation servers. * Create user
manuals and training documentation. Train electrical techs as
appropriate. * Identify and facilitate process and automation
improvements. * Identify necessary program changes and work with
Corporate Controls to implement. * Assist and consult with
management/engineering on projects as needed. * Provide support and
leadership to the electrical techs. * Manage, backup and organize
all automation related documentation for the facility (programs,
schematics, network information, manuals, etc.) * Perform other
duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPEREINCE REQUIRED:
* Two-year certificate from college or technical school or
equivalent combination of education, training and/or
PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
Five years strong industrial electrical background in a
manufacturing environment (food processing plant preferred).
Experience in mechanical systems, and pneumatics helpful.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as
electrical schematics, safety rules, operating and maintenance
instructions, general business periodicals, professional journals,
technical procedures, governmental regulations and procedure
manuals in English.
Ability to write routine reports, procedural manuals and
correspondence in English.
Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and in
group situations. Ability to respond to questions from
internal/external customers/vendors at all levels including
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of
measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and
interpret bar graphs. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such
as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages,
fractions, ratios. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and
draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety
of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal
with several abstract and concrete variables.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:
Electrical Apprentice or Journeyman's license preferred (but not
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES :
Specific skills and abilities required that are not included in
* Experience with Allen Bradley/Rockwell automation required. *
Shift/weekend work may be required.