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Electrical Team Leader Portage FG

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 for overseeing and leading the activities of the Electrical Department on all shifts to ensure the troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, and upgrading of plant electrical systems in done in a manner to produce quality products that meet customer specification. This person must also be capable of performing the work.

Key Responsibilities

Responsible for installing, troubleshooting, repairing, fabricating, operating, and maintaining to a high level of reliability all electrical, control, and power distribution systems.

Maintains, repairs, and installs plant lighting.

Supports others, including contractors, to help ensure work, including preventative and predictive maintenance, is being completed according to project and plant specifications and standards.

Utilizes electrical/electronic prints and schematics, ladder logic, plant computer systems, the National Electrical Code, and test equipment to complete assigned tasks.

Takes all electrical line calls on shift and completes all jobs as assigned. Completes all phases of the work order systems.

Ensures that spare parts are available for plant systems, and orders repair parts as required.

Maintains and keeps up to date electrical schematics and prints, as well as other electrical and control system documentation. Communicates with Supervisors, Team Leaders, Shift Managers, and other employees regarding equipment and/or line conditions.

Performs assigned responsibilities during Plant evacuation or other emergency situations.

Relevant Experience

Must have a minimum of two years of industrial Electrician experience and certification as an Electrician.

Must have a thorough knowledge of basic electrical systems.

Must know and have an understanding of 480 VAC, 277 VAC, 240 VAC, and 120 VAC, single phase and three phase electrical systems.

Must have a basic understanding of Programmable Logic Controllers and Control Systems.

Other Information

Must know and understand basic motor control circuits.

Must know and understand basic power distribution systems.

Must possess well-developed computer skills.

Must be able to identify and distinguish colors.

Must know and understand the Canadian Electrical Code.

Must supply own hand tools of the trade.

Must demonstrate ability to use voltage testers, amp probes, oscilloscopes, and other electrical test equipment.

Must be able to read and understand electrical blueprints, schematics, and technical manuals.

Must have the ability to move up and down stairs and ladders and work in confined areas.

Ability to operate a forklift and aerial lift equipment once trained and certified, and must meet the standards on fall protection restraints.

Must be able to stand for long periods on concrete floors and work in extreme environments (hot, wet, cold, humid, and slippery).

Job Requisition ID: 1856 

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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