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Electrical and Instrumentation Apprentice

Company: The J.M. Smucker Company
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Job Description:

For more than 120 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has brought families together to share memorable meals and moments. Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's, Folgers, Jif, Dunkin' Donuts, Crisco, Caf Bustelo, R.W. Knudsen Family, Sahale Snacks, Smucker's Uncrustables, Robin Hood, and Bick's. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Rachael Ray Nutrish, Meow Mix, Milk-Bone, Kibbles 'n Bits, Natural Balance, and Nature's Recipe. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about our Company, visit jmsmucker.com.The E&I (Electrical and Instrumentation) Apprentice is a developmental role assisting in the maintenance and repair of all plant equipment and facilities while working with the Controls and Information Systems Engineer to accomplish the plant's operational objectives. All work to be performed in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner.Current opening is on second shift which is 3:30 pm - 12 midnight, Monday through Friday.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Responsible for the manufacture of consumer foods which comply with all food safety, quality and regulatory requirements.Understands and supports company and site safety policies and performs work related activities in a safe manner. Recognizes unsafe work conditions, coaches peers, and suggests new safety standards as appropriate.Understands, follows, and improves documented operational, maintenance, and sanitation standards in a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) work environment.Inspects, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs electrical, instrumentation, controls, and automation equipment and software.Maintains and properly operates electrical testing equipment.Utilizes drawings, prints, and instruction manuals to determine proper steps to be taken for equipment preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs; adheres to company drawing and documentation standards.Performs preventive maintenance activities and work orders in a timely manner to maximize performance of plant equipment. Improves and modifies preventative maintenance activities as appropriate.Uses continuous improvement tools, including breakdown elimination, to eliminate losses and drive issues to root cause; documents, communicates, and implements corrective and preventative actions.Creates documentation as needed (SOPs, Job Aids, PM Improvements, etc.).Increases skills and knowledge by attending technical training sessions, participating in vendor visits and scheduled maintenance activities; attains expertise in advanced E&I technology (networks, servers, FactoryTalk, motion controls, etc.).Attains and maintains low voltage qualification within twelve months of start date.Uses a computer to input and maintain accurate records and data; can utilize e-mail and online training resources.Maintains accurate electronic database of repair and maintenance activities, including parts usage and time tracking.Assists in maintaining and developing plant drawings and documentation.Facilitates effective shift passdowns with the prior/next shift to discuss safety, quality and production issues.Lead projects to improve safety, quality or production results in a designated area.Works as part of a team and assists fellow employees as needed.Other duties as assigned.Essential Skills and KnowledgeHigh School Diploma or equivalent is requiredAssociates, technical degree or training is preferredExcellent computer skills are requiredBasic understanding of electrical systems, PLC, motor and motion controls, SCADA systems, device and information networks, sensors, instrumentation equipment for manufacturing is requiredPrevious mechanical/maintenance experience is preferredPrevious food manufacturing experience is preferredWilling to work a flexible schedule as neededAble to read, understand, and follow documents such as safety policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and general instructionsAble to trouble shoot equipment and system failures using all available resources including technical websitesWorking knowledge of general electrical safetyWorking knowledge of electrical schematics, power distribution and controls, motor and motor controls, PLC logic controls, HMIs, and other industrial controlsAble to understand and carry out both oral and written instructionsGood communication skills, including the ability to give and receive feedbackAble to provide leadership and prioritization in designated equipment areaAble to set and meet goalsAble to prioritize and manage workload in a changing environmentAble to work both independently and on a teamWorks well with support personnel to maintain high standards for safety, quality, and reliability and drive improvementsAble to make data driven decisions and engage others as appropriateBasic mathematical, statistical, and analytical skillsExcellent computer skillsAble to learn company specific computer systems, including maintenance enterprise systemDesire to work in a constantly changing, progressive environmentAble to perform the key responsibilities outlined above in accordance with safety standards and practicesPhysical requirements for the job include the ability to:Lift and carry up to 60 poundsStand, sit, walk, enter confined spaces, push, pull, kneel, squat, and climbPerform repetitive actions, reach, and feelHear, speak, and seeAdditional Information Second and Third shift positions have little likelihood of changing for several years.Mandatory overtime, sometimes with short notice.Occasional 6 or 7 day work weeks are required.

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