Maintenance Electrical Technician 6 in Amarillo, TX at Tyson Foods

Date Posted: 6/14/2018

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Career Description

SUMMARY: This primary responsibility of this position is to maintain, repair and troubleshoot the electrical, PLC operations and computer functions in the facility. Job duties will include all maintenance activities on the plant site including an effective preventive maintenance program; making repairs and troubleshooting all plant equipment with minimum down time occurring; operation of all utility systems at the plant site; other duties as needed.


Education: Prefer an Associate's degree in Electronics; certificate with 2 years in the field is acceptable; special training, certification programs, vocational school, military training and/or colleges may be considered in lieu of degree.

Experience: Extensive background in electronic and electrical trouble shooting, to include proficient use of various meters, testing devices, testing programs, voltmeters, mega meters and lap/top PC use; knowledge in PLC operations, including Modicon and Allen Bradley.

Computer Skills: Requires basic computer skills in order to produce spreadsheets, letters or create simple queries in Excel and Word; daily use of computer networking and setup are essential; ability to set up ports, wire Cat 6 cable, along with an understanding of routers, hubs and switches.

Communication Skills: Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to be able to give feedback to supervisors, other departments and co-workers; must be able to communicate over the radio. Special Skills: Ability to follow ladder logic; strong knowledge of in-motion scales, bench scales, platform scales, crane/storage/retrieval systems and large scale metal detection units; ability to read and compile written reports of projects; comprehend books and diagrams to assist daily operations.

Physical Environment: Must be able to stand and walk on hard, wet, and slippery surfaces for long periods of time, crouch, squat, climb stairs and ladders, and occasionally crawl. Must be able to repetitively lift (occasionally overhead), push, pull, and carry 60 pounds individually and more with assistance. Must be able to continuously and repetitively grasp, reach, pinch, and hold small, medium, and large sized objects frequently. Must be able to work in hot and/or cold, humid, wet, environment.

Job Requirements

Must have good attendance 6 points max and Mang/Support and Mang 4 attendance incidents max as of day posting closes.

This position is slated for candidates who are currently working at this facility, therefore, they will be considered for the opening first. If none of those local Team Members are selected then other Team Members from other locations will be given consideration.

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