Maintenance Electrician

Position Title: Maintenance Electrician
Position Reporting To: Maintenance Team Leader
Location: Hereford, TX
Company Information:
Founded in 1988, Texas-based Merrick Pe Care, Inc. is a leader in natural and organic pet food. With a mission to create the most nutritious and wholesome food, Merrick families take better care of their pets by cooking up nutritious real whole foods for pets. All foods are made using only the freshest ingredients grown by local farmers. The company offers a wide variety of dry and wet foods, as well as treats, that are available nationally at independent pet specialty stores, Petco, and online via select retailers. In April 2012, Merrick Pet Care Inc. acquired Castor & Pollux and its ORGANIX, Natural Ultramix and Good Buddy food and treats for pets. These brands are available at PetSmart, natural grocery, and online via select retailers. For more information, visit http://www.merrrickpetcare.com or http://www.castorpolluxpet.com
Company Benefits:
Competitive compensation package
401k matching program
Comprehensive health benefits package
Paid Time Off (PTO) plus company holiday schedule (10 days)
Education reimbursement program
Pet Adoption Program
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Extensive on-the-job training
Leadership and career development opportunities
Position Summary:
Troubleshoot, repair and PM all electrical equipment in the factory safely.
Meets all Safety, Health, Quality and Environmental requirements when performing job duties.
Participates in continuous improvement initiatives and root cause analysis.
Work overtime and weekends as required.
Potential to earn up to $25/Hour
Primary Responsibilities:
Work safely at all times. Follow all safety policies and procedures. Attend safety, team and plant-wide meetings; attend safety and functional training, perform SafeStart observations. Must be able to accurately distinguish colors.
Understand and follow plant sanitation practices and procedures including primary work areas and maintenance shop
Ability to effectively communicate to/with other team members as it pertains to plant operations
Use Maintenance practices for storeroom ordering, work order(s) and daily time entry
Properly use Maintenance equipment including hand tools, lifts, threaders, benders, drill(s) and welding equipment
Apply basic electrical and electronic principals in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of Plant Systems
Understand and follow the latest plant electrical standards and procedures including those for Hazardous (Classified) Locations, Division 16 Standards, N.E.C. (National Electric Code) and plant wiring standards
Properly use basic diagnostic equipment including volt/ohm meter, wiggie, ammeter and megger
Properly install conduit, raceways, fittings, etc
Install, troubleshoot and maintain switch gear, control wiring and components, overcurrent and overload protection for plant motor(s) including three phase systems
Read, update and create electrical prints and documentation
Design, program and troubleshoot plant programmable logic controllers, input/output devices and associated equipment
Troubleshoot and maintain plant electrical and electronic equipment to competent level including operator interfaces, process controllers, power supplies, etc
Demonstrate a working knowledge of all plant equipment and material flow
Demonstrate ability and desire to stay abreast of new technology and equipment as it pertains to plant operations
Perform other job duties as assigned
Attend safety, team and plant wide meetings: attend safety and functional training: perform safestart observations
Basic Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
Education: High School Diploma or GED required. AA Degree or equivalent preferred.
Experience (years/type) 2+ years industrial electronics or related electrical experience required
Skills: Applied knowledge of single phase and (3) phase electrical power, basic PLC programming and ability to diagnosis and repair electrical circuits in a high volume manufacturing environment.
Other: Must be authorized to work in the United States.
Shift: Must be available to work any shift
Competencies, Key Functional Skills and Knowledge
Results oriented work ethic
Outstanding Attendance Record
Proactive cooperation
Computer proficient.
Good Mechanical Aptitude

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