Electrical/Automation Technician I

Website Michael Foods

Job Highlights

Title LX E & I Technician I
Type Full Time
Experience 3 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Lenox, IA, United States
Company Michael Foods

Company Profile

Michael Foods is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery, and potato products.

Job Profile

The company is hiring an LX E & I Technician I who will play a crucial role in ensuring the safe and efficient operation of electrical subsystems within the production facility. This position involves the proactive troubleshooting and maintenance of electronic and instrumentation systems, collaboration with internal and external resources, and active participation in continuous process improvement initiatives.

Education Level

  • Possess a 2-year Certification from College or Technical School in Instrumentation Technology or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Education can be substituted by 3+ years of experience

Work Experience

  • Accumulate a minimum of 3 years of solid industrial electrical background in a manufacturing environment, with preference given to those with experience in a Food Processing Plant.
  • Familiarity with mechanical systems, welding, and pneumatics is advantageous.


  • Address and resolve hardware issues associated with PLCs (programmable logic controllers) and touchscreens.
  • Adhere rigorously to safety policies, follow GMPs, and maintain sanitary conditions, thereby ensuring optimal product quality and personnel safety.
  • Collaborate effectively with internal and external resources to resolve issues promptly and efficiently, ensuring minimal impact on operations.
  • Collaborate with management and engineering teams, providing valuable insights and technical expertise on projects as needed.
  • Deliver comprehensive training to team members on technical aspects related to electrical subsystems, fostering a knowledgeable and skilled workforce.
  • Execute preventive maintenance activities in strict adherence to approved plans and work orders, ensuring equipment reliability.
  • Identify, evaluate, and implement opportunities for continuous process improvements to enhance overall efficiency and reliability.
  • Perform basic network troubleshooting to identify and address control networking issues.
  • Proficiently interpret electrical schematics and user manuals, providing essential insights for effective troubleshooting and maintenance activities.
  • Promptly report any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality, or personnel safety to management.
  • Provide support to mechanics when necessary, contributing to a seamless resolution of cross-disciplinary issues.
  • Pulling wire and running conduit.
  • Strictly adhere to all safety policies and procedures to maintain a secure working environment.
  • Take direct responsibility for Food Safety and Food Quality of MFI products.
  • Thoroughly troubleshoot and test the functionality of various process instrumentation components, including flow meters, level transmitters, and level switches.
  • Utilize appropriate tools (e.g., multimeter, software) to systematically troubleshoot and diagnose electrical issues within the facility.
  • Undertake any other duties as assigned, demonstrating flexibility and adaptability.


  • Exhibit proficiency in reading, analyzing, and interpreting technical documents in English. Demonstrate excellent writing skills for producing routine reports, procedural manuals, and correspondence in English. Display effective verbal communication skills in both one-on-one and group situations.
  • Proficient in basic mathematical operations and the interpretation of data in various forms.
  • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Demonstrate the ability to interpret technical instructions and handle both abstract and concrete variables.
  • Exhibit experience with Allen Bradley/Rockwell automation systems.
  • Be flexible and open to shift and weekend work as necessary.


  • Electrical Apprentice or Journeyman’s license (Preferred)

Employer’s Statement

Michael Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran, and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.

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