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Maintenance Electrician SIGN ON BONUS $1,200

Date: Sep 9, 2022

Location: Sioux Falls, US, 57107

Company: Glanbia

MAINTENANCE Electrician – Glanbia Nutritionals Sioux Falls



Job Summary

The Maintenance Electrician participates in the construction, installation, modification, maintenance and repairs of electrical appliances, systems, facilities and related electronic controls of varying design or complexity.


Essential Functions

  • Perform the maintenance and repair of the facility’s machinery, equipment, and electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Preventative maintenance on equipment as assigned; develop and implement schedules and procedures for preventative maintenance programs.
  • Electrical troubleshooting and maintenance (480, 240, 120 24 V systems).
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) / Human Machine Interface (HMI) programming. 
  • Work with production to solve issues; coordinate activities with other departments.
  • Installation and maintenance of controls hardware (transmitters, flow meters, RTD’s, chart recorders, instrumentation, processers, PC’s, etc).
  • Electrical installation (wire pull, conduit runs, etc).
  • Be proactive in seeking out maintenance issues in the plant and solutions.
  • Performs standard construction activities.
  • Perform inspections of various electrical equipment.
  • Maintain equipment such as lighting, process equipment, etc.
  • See that company tools and equipment are properly used, maintained and stored
  • Work safely and efficiently. 
  • Complete and maintain logs, reports, records, work orders; orders supplies and other materials.
  • Assists the Maintenance Team Lead, and Manager with duties and assignments of the maintenance team.
  • Fosters an employee safety, food safety and food security culture within his/her respective unit and supports GNCI’s efforts through leadership and example.


Additional Functions


  • Willing to work variable hours as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.





  • Two (2) year degree in electrical, automation or controls related field and 1-2 years experience in a plant environment or equivalent experience. Working knowledge of flaxseed processing equipment and plant facilities preferred.
  • Self motivated, willing to accept responsibility, and ability to make good decisions. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to read and interpret instruction manuals.
  • Requires skills in troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of all plant equipment.
  • Ability to work under high pressure.
  • Must adhere to all company and other regulator requirements pertaining to a flaxseed processing facility.
  • Adhere to all Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) safety requirements for a manufacturing operation.
  • Must have own hand tools and knowledge of proper use.
  • Comprehension of pneumatics, hydraulics, instrumentation, broilers, etc.
  • Requires skills in welding, electrical, troubleshooting, and maintenance & repair of all plant equipment.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.
  • Requires intermediate to advanced computer skills (email, MS Word, Excel, PLC / HMI programming packages, CAD, etc).
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Excellent record required in safety, attendance, and punctuality.
  • Ability to stand and walk the entire shift if needed.
  • Ability to read and write instructions in English.
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed.



Typical Physical Activity

The physical requirements described represent those that must be met by an employee and the work environment characteristics are those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Physical Requirements

  • Frequently (> 66%) use hands to finger, handle, reach, or feel for gross and fine motor control such as working with small or large tools to complete work orders, or completing computer or paperwork related items.  Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.
  • Frequently (> 66%) the employee will be walking or standing within the plant, production areas, or working in the maintenance shop.
  • Occasionally (33 – 66%) sitting, talking or hearing, climb or balance, stoop kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Occasionally (33 – 66%) lifting of parts 25 lbs or less and lifting of heavy parts up to 50 lbs rarely (< 33%)
  • Specific vision requirements for this job include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less); distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point); depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships); ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).
  • Medium physical demand level of work noted


Typical Environmental Conditions

  • May be exposed to 85+ noise levels in which hearing protection will be needed.
  • May be exposed to high noise levels, moving mechanical parts, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises.


Travel Requirements

    • Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and/or air.



Must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.


Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls