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Electrical Mechanic

Date: Jun 18, 2022

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Company Description

Glanbia is a global nutrition company, grounded in science and nature and dedicated to providing better nutrition for every step of life’s journey. The company takes pure and clean ingredients including milk, whey and grains and using expert knowledge and capabilities produces high quality nutritional ingredients and branded consumer products for customers and consumers worldwide.


Glanbia Performance Nutrition is a wholly owned subsidiary of Glanbia located in Downers Grove, Illinois. GPN’s brand portfolio consists of – Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure, Think!, Nutramino ABB, Body & Fit, Amazing Grass and SlimFast, each with its own brand essence. GPN manufactures and markets the full range of performance nutrition and lifestyle products including protein, pre-workout, muscle gainers, ready-to-eat snacks and general health. Products are sold through a variety of channels including specialty retail, the internet, gyms and FDM in a variety of formats including powders, bars and Ready-to-Drink beverages. GPN has a global and expanding footprint with a current in-market presence in 24 countries.


Glanbia Performance Nutrition has enjoyed consistent double-digit growth which has been achieved both organically and through acquisition. Today, GPN has approximately $1.2B in revenue and 2,500 employees worldwide. With state-of-the-art production facilities occupying over 500,000 square feet of operating space, GPN is the only sports nutrition company to manufacture and market items in every product category.


As the parent of Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Plc is a global performance nutrition and ingredients group with leading market positions in cheese, whey proteins, sports nutrition and micronutrient premixes headquartered in Kilkenny, Ireland. Glanbia Plc has over 6,900 employees in 34 countries worldwide. Its products are sold or distributed in over 130 countries. The company is organized into a number of divisions; Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN), Glanbia Nutritionals, Glanbia Ireland and also a number of joint ventures. Revenues for Glanbia plc are approximately $4.1B. For more information visit the company website at:


Job Summary

Responsible for the maintenance, repair, and installation of equipment used to control and monitor manufacturing and utility equipment. The individual must have a solid background in controls in addition to strong troubleshooting skills. This position also provides occasional off-hours/ weekend work to support the 948 site.


Essential Functions:

  • Troubleshoot and repair equipment issues as they arise on the plant floor
  • Assist and consult with Management/Engineering on projects as needed.
  • Install and configure electrical and/or controls equipment for retrofit or upgrade projects
  • Perform assigned preventive maintenance tasks
  • Effectively communicates all process and/or equipment changes to affected personnel
  • Provide basic electrical troubleshooting skills for other maintenance techs to build electrical troubleshooting capability for the team
  • Stays current on field related technology, codes, standards, best practices, etc.
  • Support and participate in the Departmental structure of process improvement teams
  • Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure product quality is maintained.
  • Wear all PPE as required within the Plant safety policy
  • Assist in implementation of new processes and data collection.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • PLC program troubleshooting experience required
  • Rockwell/Allen-Bradley platforms highly preferred
  • Experience with process instrumentation, specifically level, flow, & temperature
  • Experience with VFDs, Servos, MCC’s, and other motor control platforms
  • Experience with Ethernet networking and communication protocols such as EtherNet/IP & DeviceNet
  • Experience in mechanical systems/ pneumatics a plus
  • Formulates and executes complex experimental design
  • Interpret electrical schematics and user manuals.


Decision Making/Problem Solving:

  • Escalate issues to Engineering
  • Order parts for equipment
  • Participate in RCA for equipment related issues


Education Requirements:

  • Associates Degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering Technology, or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.



Years of Experience

  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in Controls and Automation within a manufacturing environment, (food processing experience a plus).


Physical Demands:
Work is classified as Light - Medium Physical Demand Level (PDL) by the US Dept. of Labor’s Dictionary of Occupational Titles. Frequencies: Occasional (1-33%); Frequent (34-66%); Constant (67-100%)


Postural Demands

  • Sitting - Occasional
  • Standing - Occasional
  • Walking - Occasional
  • Bending/Stooping - Occasional


Lifting Demands

Lift up to waist - Occasional

Carry on up to 25 feet - Occasional


Lifting Demands (Manufacturing):


A. Mobility - able to travel freely throughout the plant and office area.

B. Temperature and Work Environment - able to withstand temperature changes, dirt and dust.

C. Posture - Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time

D. Vision - good eye sight or correctable eyesight.

E. Must be able to travel to other GPN Sites/Vendor location


At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago