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Electrical and Controls Technician

Company: Richelieu Foods
Location: Beaver Dam
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Essential Functions- Observes mechanical devices in operation to locate causes of trouble.


  • Fabricate, disassemble and assemble production equipment to gain access to and remove defective parts
  • Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments.
  • Repairs or replaces defective parts.
  • Lubricates and cleans parts.
  • Initiates purchase order for parts and machines and creates and documents hours worked on applicable work orders.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on all equipment and troubleshoot/repair processing, filling and packaging production equipment.
  • Install, move, and relocate machinery/equipment according to blueprints and other drawings.
  • Read and interpret blueprints and equipment manuals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Lead or Supervisor.

    Basic Qualifications- Minimum of three years of experience in maintenance role

    • Background in Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Basic Electrical Controls (120v and 24v), 3 Phase Power.
    • Prior practice in correct wiring techniques with 3 phase motors, starters, and overloads
    • Knowledge of troubleshooting bearings, belts, sheaves, sprockets, chains, and gear reducers and proper alignment of these drive devices
    • Experience in inspection of all included above and the ability to make recommendations on the proper level of replacement and inspection
    • Ability to program a variable frequency drive (VFD)
    • Knowledge of pressure sensors, flow meters, temperature sensors, and reading and assimilating any technical documentation to assist in the use or repair of any control device
    • Ability to make recommendations on spare parts, lock-out tag-out, guarding, and the level of operator involvement for proper machine integrity

      Desired Qualifications- An Associate degree in Electro/Mechanical technology or a related field is preferred.

      • Previous experience in the food industry and knowledge of GMP's and SQF audits would be valuable
      • Knowledge of robotics and the associated controls would be a plus

        Competencies- Strong project management skills

        • Must be detail-oriented
        • Ability to properly handle confidential information and records
        • Able to analyze information gathered in order to identify potential problems or discrepancies.
        • Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

          Work Environment- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and power industrial truck. The employee is frequently exposed to cold, wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
          Physical Demands- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
          Position Type/Expected Hours of Work- Maintenance Staff works 10 hour days/ 5 days a week with a weekend rotating schedule.
          You should be proficient in:

          • PLC Troubleshooting Skills
          • Creating Preventive Maintenance Plans
          • Electrical Troubleshooting Skills
          • Mechanical Troubleshooting Skills
          • Hydraulics Experience
          • PLC Programming Experience

Keywords: Richelieu Foods, Madison , Electrical and Controls Technician, Professions , Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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