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Electronics & Instrumentation Technician

Company: Michael Foods
Location: Bancroft
Posted on: November 22, 2021

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

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 Wakefield.

JOB SUMMARY : The Electronics and Instrumentation Technician will safely and efficiently maintain, troubleshoot issues with and work to improve the electrical subsystems within the production facility.

General 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 the 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 the management, vendors, peers and production personnel.
Technical Use the appropriate tools (e.g. multimeter, software) to troubleshoot and diagnose the root cause of electrical issues in the facility.
Troubleshoot and test functionality of process instrumentation; flow meters, level transmitters, level switchesetc.
Work with internal and external resources to resolve issues as quickly and effectively as possible.
Interpret electrical schematics and user manuals.
Troubleshoot hardware issues with PLCs (programmable logic controllers) and touchscreens.
Use basic network troubleshooting to diagnose control networking issues.
Perform preventive maintenance in accordance with approved maintenance plans and work orders.
Train others on technical content (especially as it relates to electrical subsystems).
Continually seek out opportunities for process improvements.
Assist and consult with the management/engineering on projects as needed.
Assist mechanics when necessary.
Perform other duties as assigned.


2 year certification from college or technical school or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience in Instrumentation Technology


Three years strong industrial electrical background in a manufacturing environment (Food Processing Plant preferred). Experience in mechanical systems, welding 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 both one-on-one and group situations. Ability to respond to questions from internal/external customers/vendors at all levels including the management.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measures, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, percentage 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.


Electrical Apprentice or Journeyman's license preferred (but not required).


Specific skills and abilities required that are not included in other sections: Experience with Allen Bradley/Rockwell automation preferred.
Shift/weekend work may be required.

Keywords: Michael Foods, Sioux City , Electronics & Instrumentation Technician, Professions , Bancroft, Iowa

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