Job Details

Job Title: Senior Electrical Tech Lead

Posted on December 12, 2017

Employer: Lamb Weston

Job Description:
About Us:
Started in 1950 on a small farm in the Northwest region of the U.S., Lamb Weston has grown to be one of the world’s largest frozen potato companies, happily delivering the delicious goodness of fries to more than 100 countries. Lamb Weston has created inventive products and processes that are standards in the industry. When we look at a potato, we see possibilities.

Our people are a valuable and integral part of our business and play a vital role in our success as an organization. At Lamb Weston we offer the financial stability and career potential of a true industry leader.
Lamb Weston will offer you the opportunity to put your education and skills to work as part of a great team, contributing to the achievement of the organization’s goals and objectives. You will be challenged to take responsibility, drive results, show creativity, and display initiative - and you will be rewarded for your contributions and impact.
Let’s explore the possibilities together.

The Role:
The Electrical Lead position will oversee all electrical maintenance personnel and will report directly to the Electrical Maintenance Team Leader. This position is responsible to oversee, provide guidance and direction to electrical maintenance personnel and outside contractors with troubleshooting, repair, preventative maintenance, and equipment installations throughout the plant. This position will assist the maintenance team leaders by writing job plans, Preventive Maintenance Plans (PM’s), Maintenance Work Orders (WO’s) and Purchase Requisitions (PR’s).

Key Accountabilities:
Responsible to meet all duties of the electrical tech lead and demonstrate advance leadership skills
Maintains safe work practices at all times and participates in safety programs. Assures that safe work practices are followed in all work groups. Supports and provides effective leadership for all safety policies, practices and initiatives.
Supports, provides leadership and assists in the administration of all company policies and procedures. Abides by all company work, safety, and hygiene rules and regulations as outlined in the employee handbook.
Drives CPS programs such as 5S and Center lining throughout the plant.
Provide technical directions to maintenance personnel.
Review maintenance crew’s job progress (follow up) and check on completed tasks to ensure competent craftsmanship.
Coordinate “on-line” maintenance activities with production supervisors.
Coordinate with maintenance supervisors regarding “ critical” items / WO’s that need to be taken care of during scheduled plant downtimes and during shift cleaning and cut change events.
Ensure the WO's are being properly completed and returned
Work closely with production supervisors to avoid unnecessary plant downtimes. Develop plans to accomplish line related maintenance tasks to avoid / minimize plant downtimes.
Work closely with all maintenance personnel to minimize downtimes, optimize workload, prioritize work activities and ensure that resources are used properly and affectively.
Able to lead in developing labor and material cost estimates for tasks or projects.
Write job plans, PM’s and generate WO’s to help boost our preventive maintenance program.
Be involved in the design process of upgrades and new processing equipment.
Will perform as an Electrical Technician when needed and other duties as assigned.
Schedules training, assigns tasks, assesses competence, and critiques ongoing and finished work, sets priorities and other responsibilities as authorized.
Works closely with plant management, maintenance leads, and production leaders to establish sound maintenance program to optimize plant performance.
Responsible for keeping Plant PLC and HMI system current.
Involved in the design process of upgrades and new electrical systems.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

Skills & Experience:
To be considered for a Lead position a person should have the following qualifications in addition to the qualifications set forth for the Tech I position.

As the “go to person” for staff or supervisors, must be able to troubleshoot and repair all plant electrical problems.
Must demonstrate strong leadership skills.
Must support all company policies, procedures and initiatives.
Must have thorough knowledge of all plant electrical system and be able to troubleshoot difficult electrical problems.
Must be able to place orders, work closely with vendors and plant personnel to properly select / specify components, equipment or instrumentation needed to complete a project with little or no supervision.
Ability to direct people that are assigned to work for them.
Displays superior leadership, personal initiative, and good communication skills in order to work with other associates and salaried personnel in a positive manner, supervise work groups, and “run” projects.
Must achieve an excellent working report from plant management, supervisory staff, leads, and fellow colleagues.
Ability to fill in for a Team Leader Maintenance in their absence.
Has a good working knowledge of the NEC/ Oregon specialty codes and can ensure that plant electrical work is performed according to code.
Must have advanced working knowledge of PLC systems, PLC programming, and demonstrate PLC system troubleshooting skills.

An Oregon Electrical Journeyman or an Oregon Electrical Supervisor license with an Oregon PLC certification or equivalent knowledge and experience is required. Two years of electrical schooling from an accredited vocational school or equivalent military training in the electrical, instrumentation or electronics field is prefered. A minimum of two years of certified journeyman experience and prefers 3-5 years of experience is required. Ability to read and interpret plant drawings, detailed equipment schematics, and O&M manuals required Advanced knowledge of plant controls and process control systems. Must demonstrate strong leadership skills. Completion of leadership skills training or education and/or previous leadership experience is required.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to walk; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk, write or hear.

The physical demand described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. While performing the duties of the job, the employee:
Must be able to lift, push, and pull heavy items.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds six feet above the ground.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Lamb Weston is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Contact Person:
Location: Boardman, OR
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: DOQ

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