E Technician (Portage la Prairie, MB)

Simplot Canada (II) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the J.R. Simplot Company. 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 is responsible to understand electrical systems and equipment. This individual in this role must be capable of troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining the system. This electrician will be required to fully understand the purpose and operation of the electrical systems and all related equipment and systems along with having the ability to make decisions based on sound judgment when a situation dictates. It is imperative this person conduct themselves in a manner that ensures alertness and constant awareness of the safe operation of equipment and its surroundings. Work relationships and communications are key ingredients to the success of the individual holding this role. They must be able to maintain open communications and productive work relationships with team leaders, operators, laborers, mechanics, other electricians, supervisors, and shift managers.
The area of work includes both inside the facility and outside, depending on work requirements.

Key Responsibilities

• Repairs and maintains electrical systems and control systems on equipment.
• Troubleshoots and repairs equipment, electrical networks, control panels and other control system components.
• Interfaces with supervisory personnel about equipment conditions and difficulties in the electrical system.
• Maintains, repairs, and installs plant lighting.
• Utilizes electrical/electronic prints/schematics, ladder logic, plant computer systems, the current National Electrical Codes, and test equipment to complete assigned tasks.
• Takes electrical line calls on shift and performs and completed all jobs as assigned.
• Enters and performs work on work orders; plans and schedules additional work as needed.
• Understand the purpose of Preventative Maintenance and Predictive Maintenance and participates in these Programs.
• Maintains work area in a clean and functional condition.
• Must be able to locate parts and reference part numbers.
• Must be able to accurately enter data into computer and into daily paperwork in a timely manner.
• Ensures attendance and participation in training activities appropriate to the position.

Typical Education

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Relevant Experience

5+ years related experience and/or training

Required Certifications

Other Information

• 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 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.
• Must be able to read, write and communicate in English in a manner to successfully perform job duties.
• Must have computer skills.
• 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 climb stairs, ladders, catwalks, and maneuver in close quarters. 
• 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.
• Must be able to read and understand basic electrical blueprints, schematics, and technical manuals.
• Must furnish own hand tools.

Job Requisition ID: 18846 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): FG Plant - Portage la Prairie 

Country: Canada 


** Simplot Canada (II) Limited 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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