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Electrician (Crew D) Grand Forks FG

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 position is responsible for Plant instrumentation, control systems, and electrical/electronic equipment, as well as other associated equipment.  The individual in this position must be capable of troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, programming, documenting, upgrading, and the laying out and installing of equipment and systems.   This position will ensure that the Plant instrumentation and control systems operate at optimum levels, and that new programs and/or changes to existing programs are successfully implemented with minimal direction and supervision.  The individual in this position will accomplish these tasks by utilizing a team concept, through working with team members and following direction and instructions from a Team Leader, Supervisor, Shift Manager or other qualified maintenance department personnel.  Work relationships and communication are key ingredients to the success of the individual holding this position. 

Key Responsibilities


  • 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. 
  • Performs all such other duties as may be reasonably assigned by Manager. 
  • Must have demonstrated mechanical aptitude. 
  • Must be willing to train fellow workers. 
  • Maintains work area in a clean and functional condition.  
  • 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.  
  • Must maintain appropriate certifications and continued education as required

Typical Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Required Certifications

Other Information

  • 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.
  • 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 be able to read, understand, and communicate in English in a manner to successfully complete job duties. 
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. 
  • Must be able to demonstrate manual and physical dexterity. 
  • Must be able to work with hazardous and corrosive chemicals in small areas. 
  • Must be able to tell time and be able to convert regular time to military time. 
  • Must be able to use a computer and successfully navigate through various applications. Must be proficient at computer system data entry. 
  • Must be able to maneuver in close quarters and climb stairs, ladders, and catwalks on a regular basis. 
  • Must be able to stand on concrete floors for long periods of time. 
  • Must be able to work in extreme environments (cold, hot, humid and slippery). 
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Must be able to identify hazards and report to appropriate personnel. 
  • Must have an acceptable attendance record and safety record. 
  • Must be able to work in stressful situations. 
  • Must be able to read and interpret written instructions, manufacturers’ manuals, material safety data sheets and engineering drawings.   
  • Must be able to use written logbooks, plant computer system, and maintenance work order and supply system.  
  • Must be able to use personal protective equipment, such as safety harness, eyeglasses, hardhat, and gloves. 

Job Requisition ID: 8969

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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