Ajinomoto Foods North America

  • PLC Electrician

    Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/2/2018 4:56 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Field
    Maintenance and Engineering
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    First Shift
  • Overview

    Responsible for maintaining, repairing, and troubleshooting the electrical, PLC and computer functions on industrial equipment in a food manufacturing plant.  Applies knowledge of electrical/electronics and mechanical principles in determining equipment malfunctions and applies skills in restoring equipment to operation.


    • Performs highly diversified duties to install and maintain production equipment and the facility’s electrical equipment; including regular preventive maintenance on equipment and facilities.
    • Plans, layout, install and repair a wide variety of complex electrical equipment including automatic machine and process controls, motor control centers and panels, relays, circuit breakers, and electronic controls.
    • Troubleshoots and repairs mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical/electronic equipment including but not limited to programmable controls and power supplies.
    • Performs work to National Electric Code (NEC)
    • Installs, startups and shuts down equipment in accordance with company safety procedures for machine activation and shutdown and in line with OSHA requirements.
    • Advises operators and line mechanics of operation procedures and requirements for working safely with electrical/electronic and mechanical equipment and components and assist other maintenance staff with technical troubleshooting.
    • Maintains company-required performance and maintenance records for identified equipment.
    • Keeps immediate supervisor up to date on all on-going projects, with regards to project status, completion time projections, and any problems that may have arisen during the course of the project.
    • Maintains a neat and clean work area, follows established tool and instrument control procedures.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    • Associates Degree or other technical degree in Electrical Engineering or Technology or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • 3-5 years of proven experience in the electrical/electronics, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic fields are required and the ability to demonstrate high proficiency in these areas.
    • Functional knowledge of standard manufacturing practices including, but not limited to: general safety, lock-out tag-out, HAZMAT, forklift safety, and electrostatic discharge awareness,
    • Ability to read, follow and revise electrical prints and PLC ladder logic.
    • A thorough knowledge of electrical/ electronic components and equipment including the use of special instruments for diagnostic purposes.
    • Proficient use of various meters, testing devices and testing programs, including but not limited to multimeters, strip chart recorders, and laptop/PC programs.
    • Must be able to work well with all levels of personnel whether individually or in a team environment, and especially must be able to interface and communicate with line operators in order to assist with repairs and troubleshooting.
    • Experience and ability to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.


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