Maintenance Mechanic- Electrical & Automation Technician- 2nd Shift in Manawa, WI at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 2/11/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


WI Manawa

Job Type:

Production Operations

Job Posting Title:

Maintenance Mechanic- Electrical & Automation Technician- 2nd Shift

Job Description:

Job Title:  Maintenance Mechanic – Electrical & Automation Technician

Department:  Maintenance

Reports To:  Primary Maintenance Supervisor(s) and Secondary Electrical Engineers

FLSA Status:  Hourly-Nonexempt

Prepared By:  Maintenance Manager

Prepared Date:  12/11/2013

Reviewed Date:  11/3/2017   


The Electrical and Automation Technician is responsible for the daily electrical support of all 3 Manawa locations (Building 30, Downtown, and OMC).  The position requires good communication skills and teamwork with all departments. Candidates will be chosen based on electrical competence and previous experience.  Individuals will need strong time management skills, be self-motivated and self-directed to be able to complete in plant electrical projects/repairs with minimal assistance.  Also utilize equipment logs and reports, and data from computerized maintenance systems to track equipment reliability and manage time.  Backfill maintenance mechanic position based on business needs.


  • Electrical skills on the following technologies:
    • PLCs: AB, Siemens, Pico, Micro, CompactLogix, SLC500, ControLogix, Guardlogix and PLC-5
    • Servo’s: Ultra, Kinetix
    • Networks: Ethernet /IP, Sercos, DH-485, DH+ and Remote I/O
    • Safety devices: Guard I/O, Safety relays
    • Drives: 160, 1305, 1336, PF4, PF40, PF70, PF520, PF700
    • Software: RSLinx, DriveExecutive, RSLogix5, RSLogix500, RSLogix5000, PanelBuilder32, FactoryTalk View, Asset Centre, BOOTP-DHCP Server, RSNetworx
    • Inter-Machine Communications:  Optimization control and process level interlocks.
  • Computer Skills including familiarity with:  Electrical Software, Outlook, Excel, Word, SAP, and SharePoint
  • Calibration duties including:
    • Acquire and maintain calibration training
    • Calibrate flow meters, RTDs, thermocouples, pressure sensors, scales, etc.
    • Documenting calibration results
    • Assisting with outside resources performing calibration
  • Skills on the following electrical testing devices to connect, set-up, and perform testing to troubleshoot plant issues
    • Multimeters:AC,DC voltage and amperage, milliamp, millivolt, OHM’s , frequency and min/max readings
    • Oscilloscope: AC,DC voltage and amperage, milliamp, millivolt, OHM’s , frequency and min/max readings
    • Power Logger: AC connections
    • IR Camera: Take images and review them with the Fluke software
    • Calibration equipment:  Calibration tester, dry blocks, etc.
  • Daily checklist (start-up Electrical)
  • Updating prints to reflect wiring changes
  • Completing the following Work Activity Types:  PM01 – One Time Work Request; PM02 – Equipment Breakdown’s,  and PM03 – Preventive Maintenance Routines.
  • Entering work activity into THS SAP. 
  • Participating in yearly plant shutdowns on the main electrical distribution systems
  • Re-builds of contactors and electrical systems where applicable.
  • Removal and installation of equipment
  • Maintain close working relationship with equipment operators and line team leaders
  • Troubleshoot emergency equipment failures
  • Abide by all plant rules/policies including safety, GMP regulations and perform good housekeeping practices
  • Working with the other maintenance tech’s to increase their electrical skills
  • Must be able to work in a team based environment with all departments
  • Backfill maintenance mechanic position based on business needs.

   SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


  • Associate Degree in an Industrial Electrical Technical Field or Electrical Industrial or E&I Journeyman is preferred.
  • Highly skilled electrical troubleshooting of plc’s, servo’s, and safety relays for bad components or faulty wiring.
  • Strong knowledge of electrical print interpretation (European, American, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of switchboards, MCC’s, panel boards, control cabinets.
  • Utilize a computer (laptop/desktop) to troubleshoot and repair faulty networked components.


Ability to read in English and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.  Ability to understand and interpret foreign country electrical prints.


K:         Thorough knowledge of production maintenance.

             Knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical/industrial skills.  HVAC and basic welding skills.

             Basic computer knowledge.

             Full understanding and compliance with the company’s safety procedures and policies.

S:          Basic math and measuring skills.

             Skill in operation of company tools and equipment.

             Excellent communication and customer service skills.

A:         Ability to think and react quickly, ability to manage multiple priorities.

             Ability to make independent judgments which have moderate impact on the organization.

             Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, quality, productivity and cost.


GMP & Safety Certification, Forklift, Valid Driver’s License,  Aerial-Scissors Lift Certification.  State Electrical License preferred.

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 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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