Industrial Electrician - Othello, WA

Employer: McCain Foods

Job Description:
McCain Foods USA has immediate openings for Industrial Electricians in our Othello, Washington Facility. Under the direction of the Engineering Manager, the successful applicant will become part of the Engineering and Maintenance Team, as an Electrician, that provides the highest level of equipment reliability in sustaining a large potato processing operation. This position is well suited for a results-oriented team player, requiring organizational skills in completing daily work activities, strong problem solving abilities and excellent communication skills.


Strict adherence to all safety-related policies, rules, and regulations, along with the McCain Code of Conduct.
Tests, troubleshoots, and replaces malfunctioning transformers, electrical motors, lighting fixtures and circuits, and faulty electrical/electronic components with the use of electrical handheld meters and equipment-specific schematics to correct faulted or unexplained equipment shutdowns.
Assist other Team members, Production and Maintenance, in troubleshooting, with the goal to minimize equipment downtime that interrupts production.
Ability to test motors to determine if it needs replacement.
Replaces electrical motor bearings and wires electric motors.
Performs programming on all Rockwell Scada platforms.
Ability to calibrate instruments and control valves
Plans layout of and installation of wiring, conduit, and electrical apparatus in buildings, with adherence to the National Electric Code.

Develops the practice of documenting changes/modifications which may result in changing parameters, circuits, components, configuration, or orientation of an electrical/electronic device for future reference by self and others.

Owns proper tools for the job as specified by the company.
Communicates problems or changes in the department to supervisor and appropriate personnel

Attends and participates in all annual, departmental, and job specific required training and monthly informational meetings.

Understands and adheres to the concepts and techniques of the quality process in order to ensure a quality operation.

Maintain compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices; promote Environmental Awareness and energy/water conservation.


Minimum Electrical Apprentice License

Working knowledge of Rockwell Automation Software

Working knowledge of 480V circuits

Understanding and experience in instrument calibration (i.e. level, pressure, flow transmitters, control valves); or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Understanding of NEC and NFPA 70E
Demonstrated ability to work on a variety of unrelated projects with a results-focused orientation, to think logically, and to have well developed problem-solving/troubleshooting skills.
Proficient computer skills in programs such as MS Office
Familiarity with the use of a structured CMMS, such as SAP PM.
Sound organizational skills in completing prioritized work activities
Understand and promote sound Preventative and Predictive Maintenance Programs


Ability to program Allen Bradley Variable Frequency Drives
Thorough understanding of mechanical systems and components of a potato processing facility.
Experience with conveyor systems, pump hydraulics, and packaging equipment.
Electrical Journeyman License
Experience working in a food-manufacturing environment, and complying with food safety rules and regulations.

Join the McCain Foods Team and be a part of the excitement as we grow our business in Othello, WA!

McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic (Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran).

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Location: Othello, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on August 17, 2020

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