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Automation Technical Lead - Grand Forks, ND

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


This position exists to ensure efficient operation of all electrical and process control instrumentation on campus. This includes maintenance, sanitation, troubleshooting and repair of all electrical equipment on site.  The individual in this position will be required to fully understand the purpose and operation of the electrical equipment throughout the plant and have the ability to make decisions based on sound judgment when a situation dictates.

Key Responsibilities

The individual in this position will possess a working knowledge of predictive and preventive maintenance concepts and procedures, plant equipment maintenance practices and procedures, as well as perform electrical technical training. The individual must be able to perform electrical repairs and installations.

The individual in this position will oversee the quality of electrical and provide Electrical Supervisors direct feedback on that quality.  They will evaluate after the fact actions, as well as in-progress maintenance, ensuring quality standards are met and proper procedures followed and utilized. 

The l Lead will stop improper maintenance procedures, provide training and report the situation to the Electrical Supervisor.  The individual in this position will also provide direct input to the maintenance team in the search for constant improvement.

The individual in this position will create job plans to help assist the sorter technician and electronic technician. They will meet with technician and third party contractor to ensure that we have the correct materials and information to complete the job.

They will work with the electrical supervisor on jobs that need to be planned for the upcoming weeks.  They will document what needs to be done on the job and give the technician the correct paperwork to complete the job. They will work with a third party electrical contractor as they would with the electronic technician.

Typical Education

Associates of Applied Science degree required in controls and instrumentatin

Relevant Experience

3 years of relevant work experience preferred

Required Certifications

Journeyman's or Master Electrician License preferred

Other Information

Experience with the following automation tools: Allen Bradley, Rockwell, Wonderware, Siemens PLC's, etc.

Strong Automation and Programming experience

Controls and Instrumetnation experience

Experience in an Industrial Environment preferred

PAY: $31.72/hour

Job Requisition ID: 2339

Travel Required: None

Location(s): FG Plant - Grand Forks 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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