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Maintenance Electrician - Cocoa & Chocolate

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Job ID 292925 Date posted 05/20/2024 Location : Milwaukee, Wisconsin Category  BUILD OPERATE MAINTAIN (PLANT OPNS) Job Status  Hourly Full Time

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Cargill’s Cocoa and Chocolate business counts with specialists at every stage in the production process – from farm to factory – we craft cocoa and chocolate products according to specific desires for a wide range of applications including confectionery, bakery, cereals, desserts, dry mixes, ice cream and dairy. Our world-class products and services have been developed through almost 50 years of experience in the industry. We depend on creative, responsible, hardworking individuals like you to operate our business successfully!

Job type: Full time
Shift: 12 Hr. Night B-Shift: 7pm to 7am - 4 days on, 4 days off
Compensation: $41.66/hr with a shift premium of +$0.55/hr= $42.21
Sign on bonus: $5000


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • 401(k) with Cargill matching contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Discounts

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Completing preventative, predictive, and reactive industrial electrical work throughout the facility
  • Installing, maintaining, testing, evaluating, and repairing various electrical components and systems including low voltage automation systems and/or medium voltage motor control circuits
  • Creating, installing, and troubleshooting wiring system layouts and circuit routing 
  • Operating standard maintenance tools such as power tools, electric tools, precision maintenance tools, preventative maintenance technology tools, etc.
  • Interpreting and understanding electrical and mechanical schematics, blueprints, and/or operation manuals
  • Documenting completed work and the conditions found, utilizing maintenance computer software as necessary
  • Interacting regularly with external vendors, peers, and management to pursue continuous improvement of facility operations and promote teamwork focused environment 
  • Operating mobile equipment such as forklifts, loaders, scissor lifts, and aerial lifts
  • Be responsive to line calls, provide support for mechanical and electrical preventative and failure based maintenance as required by the plant’s needs.
  • Following all Food Safety (HACCP), & GMPs policies
  • Understanding and adhering to all safety policies and procedures
  • Maintaining a safe and clean work environment
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Ability to perform physical job duties which may include bending, lifting up to 55lbs, kneeling, climbing, crawling, and twisting, with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • Ability to work in varied indoor and outdoor conditions which may include heat, cold, dust, loud noise, etc., with the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) 
  • Ability to work in elevated areas (4 feet and above)
  • Ability to understand and communicate in English (verbal/written)
  • Ability to work in confined spaces
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to work overtime including holidays, nights, weekends, or different shifts with advance notice
  • One of the following: Licensed Industrial Journeyman Electrician, Completion of an Electrical Apprenticeship program or High school diploma and 4 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in electrical systems
  • Formal NFPA 70E training
  • Able to quickly and accurately diagnose equipment malfunctions to maximize production availability, performance, and quality.
  • Working understanding of: servos, steppers, camera systems, solenoid systems, pneumatic systems, robotics, cam and linkage systems, drives, motors and various forms of automation instrumentation and devices.
  • Able to read and interpret schematics (electrical) and technical documents (safety, operating, troubleshooting and maintenance manuals) to assist in troubleshooting and/or determine methods and sequence of assembly.
  • Able to use mechanical and electrical tools as well as test and measuring equipment to assemble and/or troubleshoot equipment. These include but are not limited to: Oscilloscope, Multimeter, PDMA, Megger.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in technical disciplines 
  • Four years electrical systems experience 
  • Experience with PLC and/or other control systems 
  • Experience with root cause analysis and continuous improvement, including lean six sigma 
  • Experience in the food and beverage industry

Considered candidates will receive a phone call from a (952) area code. Please note that this position does not include relocation reimbursement.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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