Maintenance Specialist-Electrician - Military veterans preferred

Conagra Brands (


  full-time   employee

Council Bluffs
United States

Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.
Job Summary:
The Plant Electrician is responsible for a variety of duties including but not limited to safely providing maintenance support to our fast-paced Council Bluffs, IA plant. Utilize both excellent electrical/electronic skills and knowledge (PLCs, AC, DC motors and drives, schematics) and mechanical skills and knowledge (pneumatics, hydraulics, bearings, power transmission, lubrication) in our manufacturing environment. Work positively with maintenance and operations teams to troubleshoot and solve problems.
Essential Job Functions:
Ability to work the scheduled/assigned times and required overtime for position
Ability to work holidays
Regular attendance to ensure production requirements are met
Ability to read, write, communicate, and comprehend written instructions in English
Knowledge of electronic testing equipment
Knowledge of Planned Maintenance
Excellent communication skills
Must be well organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to work independently as well as with others as a team
Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics/prints
Advanced computer skills including knowledge of spreadsheets
Ability to complete work/purchase requests
Ability to lift up to 75 lbs
Job Duties:
Responsible for assisting Lean Initiatives such as Set-Up Reductions and TPM.
Drive Productivity Improvements (Cycle Time Reduction) in Assigned Departments by Optimizing Programming, Tooling, and Fixturing.
Develop and load part programs into controller using any of the below methods: Keyboard; Computer, IE Manufacturing.
Ability to program variety of machines and controls such as:
o Machines – HELP!?!!
o Controls – Fanuc, Siemens, Allen Bradley, GE
Ability to make machine setups.
Assist with New Equipment Opportunities and Installations.
Install, maintain, and operate all plant electrical (e.g., switch gear, high/low voltage, drives, parts, etc.)
Set-up all electronic equipment for scheduled production runs
Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair all electronic equipment (e.g., wiring, scales, metal detectors, etc.)
Troubleshoot and program PLC’s including wiring
Conduct daily/weekly PM’s
Maintain plant lighting
Troubleshoot and program CIP
Fabricate custom electronic parts
Implement safety devices on production lines
Complete required reports (e.g., PM, Work Orders, Centerline, etc.)
May perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Aptitude for both electrical and mechanical environments as well as familiarity with mechanical and electrical equipment
Willingness to work overtime is required
Strong communication skills
Proven commitment to safety
Advanced troubleshooting skills
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to solve problems independently
Knowledge of Plant safety, GMP’s, confined spaces
Ability to be LOTO/PIT certified
Knowledge of normal/abnormal
Education: High school diploma or GED required. College or trade school preferred.
Experience Required: A minimum of 6 months experience in an industrial maintenance environment and/or equivalent military experience. PLC certification preferred and/or journeyman license.
Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.