Share this Job

Electrician (Crew B) 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 role must have the ability to troubleshoot, repair, install, and calibrate elec. devices and instrumentation.  This opening is on Crew B (days).

Key Responsibilities


  • Must be able to troubleshoot and repair all electronic high-tech processing and control systems and associated equipment in plant. For example, TI programs, AB programs, electronic eyes, lighting equipment, Ishida and other scale equipment, metal detector programming, and Ammonia detection systems.
  • Ensures there is no injury to self or others by following safe work practices (including Standard Operating Procedures) and policies.
  • Attend and participate in all training activities for the position.  Ensure the acquired skills and knowledge are applied.
  • Ensures sanitation of equipment and housekeeping of the entire facility.
  • Ensures self-compliance with Company policies, Standard Operating Procedures, and the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Must be a team player and help to meet operational goals.
  • Conducts oneself in a professional manner and ensures that personal appearance meets the standards necessary to perform the job functions while representing the Company.

Typical Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Relevant Experience

  • 3+ years of instrumentation/electronic/electrical relevant experience.
  • Experience programming and/or PLC operations preferred.
  • Must have successfully completed the Job Skill Evaluation to begin training in the position.  Must complete the Structured Job Training program within recommended timeframe to remain in the position permanently.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, ranges, averages, fractions, measurements and calculate percentages to make proper adjustments and calibrations, as required.
  • Must have a working knowledge of basic electrical safety practices.
  • Must have an understanding of DC voltage systems (0 to 240V) and AC voltage systems (24 to 480).
  • Must have a working knowledge of the National Electrical Code.
  • Must be able to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Must be able to use voltage testers, meggers, amp probes, and other electrical test equipment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to do basic math, and the ability to compute rate, ratio, percent, be able to read a tape measure, and measure with calipers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely lift up to 50 pounds. Must be able to work in extreme environments: hot, cold, wet, and slick floors.
  • Must be able to use appropriate personal protective equipment, such as respirators, SCBA, and safety harness as appropriate for given tasks.
  • Must have complete understanding and safe operation of hand, power, and shop tools.
  • Demonstrate manual dexterity in both hands.
  • Must be able to read and understand basic electrical blueprints, schematics, and technical manuals.
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces.
  • Math and computer skills.
  • Forklift experience preferred, but on-the-job training is provided.
  • Must be able to perform activities such as walking, standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, stair and ladder climbing on a daily basis.

Required Certifications

Knowledge: A certificate of Instrument Tech. training at an accredited university and/or hold an elec. journeyman license with the State of Idaho or with a state that has a reciprocal agreement and/or a minimum of six years of experience.

Other Information


  • Employees work a 2-week rotation, working Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday (4 shifts) and then Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday (3 shifts) the following week.
  • 12 hour shift - employees will be assigned to either 7AM to 7PM (Crew A and B) or 7PM to 7AM shifts (Crew C and D).
  • The monthly schedule does not include rotating from nights to days.
  • Employees enjoy having a 3-day weekend every other week.
  • Employees will receive 8 hours of time and half overtime on their 48 hour week schedule.

Job Requisition ID: 10471

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.**

If you require technical assistance, please email us at