Electrical Automation Technician
Sioux City, IA 
Posted 3 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
Electrical Automation Technician
ID 2022-23675
Job Locations US-IA-Sioux City
Category Operations
Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Hourly
Shift 1st Shift
Job Locations
US-IA-Sioux City
Your Opportunity

The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.

The Electrical Automation Technician will safely and efficiently maintain, troubleshoot, and work to improve the electrical and automation systems within the production facility. This position has the responsibility to comply with Safety work rules 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 variability.

Core Responsibilities

Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

    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 and personnel safety.
  • Always ensure regulatory compliance
  • 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 servers.
  • Create user manuals and training documentation. Train technicians as appropriate.
  • Identify and facilitate process and automation improvements.
  • Assist and consult with management/engineering on projects as needed.
  • Provide support and leadership to the maintenance technicians.
  • Manage, backup and organize all electrical/automation related documentation for the facility (programs, schematics, network information, manuals, etc.)

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.

  • Two-year certificate from college or technical school or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Experience in mechanical systems, hydraulic and pneumatics helpful
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as electrical schematics, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, 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 management.
  • Experience with Allen Bradley/Rockwell automation required.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Effectively communicate the status of issues and projects with management, vendors, peers and production personnel.
  • Provide technical leadership and support to the maintenance 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.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Able to work weekends, holidays and overtime as needed.
Work Environment & Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits.


More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.


Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.


Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.


Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. 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 www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


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