Electrical Technician II in Lodi, CA at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 3/6/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


CA Lodi

Job Type:

Production Maintenance

Job Posting Title:

Electrical Technician II

Job Description:

  • Night Shift - Electrical Tech II

    6pm - 6:30am - start time may vary 1 hour before or after to align with production needs.

    Department:                Maintenance

    Reports To:                 Supervisor     

    FLSA Status:               Hourly Non - Exempt


    • Plans, installs and repairs a wide variety of complex electrical equipment, including automatic machine and process controls, control centers and panels, relays, circuit breakers, and electronic controls
    • Requires a thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic theories and principles, writing specifications, local and national electrical codes, properties of various materials, and principles of operation
    • Installs, starts up and shuts down equipment in accordance with company safety procedures and OSHA requirements; uses Lock–out, Tag-out
    • Advises Line Operators and Mechanics of operational procedures and requirements for working safely with electrical/electronic equipment and components
    • Informs appropriate management and mechanics of potential electrical/mechanical problems and inherent dangers involved
    • Supports the Maintenance department in their respective areas in matters pertaining to electrical, automation and control application/repair/optimization
    • Reads and follows electrical schematics for high voltage, low voltage and various control circuits
    • Updates knowledge and skills, staying current on available technology
    • Installs, maintains, troubleshoots and programs Motors, Drives, PLC’s, MCC’s etc.
    • Runs conduit and pulls wire to NEC standards
    • Maintains performance and maintenance records for identified equipment – eg downtime reports
    • Researches parts and fill out parts requests
    • Installs new equipment – works with outside contractors and makes sure they understand what’s required and that they follow all safety procedures
    • Performs PM’s (Preventative Maintenance) functions as directed
    • Interprets complex diagrams and schematics associated with manufacturing and support systems
    • Completes work through delegation and cooperation with indirect reports and teammates
    • Performs other assigned duties as required


    • Understands equipment hazards to prevent injury to self and others – understands company policies on safety and follow procedures – GMP’s, (Good Manufacturing Practices), HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), PPE  (Personal Protective Equipment) Lock out/Tag out
    • Reports any potentially unsafe practices/conditions to the Lead or Supervisor
    • Is able to safely lift items up to 50lbs – motors, parts - asks for help when lifting heavier items
    • Recommends changes to improve safety standards
    • Is certified to use the motorized Pallet Jack, Fork Lift, Scissor Lift, Boom lift, Lock-out Tag-out – ensures safe operation of all machinery, tools and equipment
    • Maintains proper housekeeping and safety standards


    • May be assigned to work in extremely cold or hot conditions
    • Most positions are located in areas with loud noise and will require the employee to wear protective ear plugs
    • Other conditions include flour dust, wet floors, occasional smoke and fumes if bread burns, occasional fumes from cleaning chemicals (ammonia)
    • Main activities will be frequent walking, occasional lifting and standing and some sitting, pulling, pushing and climbing
    • May also require performing some work in cramped or confined spaces


    • These positions have no supervisory responsibilities
    • Works as a team member and supports others when major problems occur
    • Works closely with Plant Supervisors and Leads, Automation and Controls Technician, Machine Operators, Fabricators, Mechanics and Vendors/Contractors


    • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions.
    • Technical Skills – Uses electrical and control skills to provide project support, production support and continuous improvement to the facility. Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills to the benefit of the individual and the company. Uses skills to increase the skill level of others through training and personal development.
    • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens to others ideas/issues; responds well to questions
    • Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts the success of the team above his/her own interests; supports everyone's efforts to succeed; maintains a positive attitude; generates ideas and suggestions that improve the team’s performance, the efficiency of the process or the quality of the products.
    • Ethics - Treats people from own and other cultures with respect; works with honesty and integrity; upholds organizational values.
    • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; is consistently at work and on time.
    • Flexibility and Adaptability – Must be able to deal with sudden changes in scheduling; filling in on other positions to help out when needed
    • Language skills – Should be able to read and write the necessary documents and procedures in English. In addition, should be able to communicate clearly in English any work direction, instructions or feedback. Ability to speak Spanish a plus


    • 2 years of Technical College or equivalent work experience in the field of electronics and controls
    • Thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic components and equipment including the use of special instruments for diagnostic purposes
    • Advanced understanding of machine automation, control logics and the NEC standards
    • Working knowledge of various PLC and control systems
    • At least 7 years progressive work experience with controls systems and Industrial Electrical
    • Food industry experience preferred but not required
    • Able to read, write and speak English – bilingual (Spanish) preferred but not required
    • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
    • Be able to bend, stoop and lift up to 50 lbs
    • Willing to work any shift and overtime as required

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to disability-accommodations@treehousefoods.com. In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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