WELCH'S - Instrumentation & Controls Technician - Grandview, WA

Employer: Welch's

Job Description:
Instrumentation & Controls Technician


We're not just about grapes. Our bold ambition is to be the leading company of convenient, good for you, fruit-based food and beverage globally. To make this happen, we need talented, agile and innovative people who want to help us grow something special together.

Our culture is authentic, and we are building an inclusive environment where you belong and can be the best version of yourself. If you're passionate about achieving goals, trying new things and making an impact every day, we want to hear from you!


We are looking for an Instrumentation & Controls Technician to join our Maintenance department with our Grandview, Washington team. The candidate must be able to demonstrate high level of proficiency in instrumentation & controls maintenance for all plant production and processing equipment to meet established production requirements. The candidate will be responsible for maintenance of all seasonal equipment and must also maintain average proficiency in other skill areas so that one may assist in projects and other maintenance work as needed.


Installation, testing, repair and maintenance of electrical, instrumentation and control equipment in a food processing plant.
Must be able to perform the duties of an industrial maintenance mechanic which include trouble-shooting, maintenance and repair as needed on food processing equipment.
Certification in electrical and or instrumentation and process control is required.
Should have PLC programming and troubleshooting skills.

Read and interpret electrical wiring diagrams (both construction and schematic
Install conduit, wiring, control panels and control centers
Install, repair, service automatic control devices such as photo-electric equipment, proximity switches, etc
Install and repair power and control wiring
Effectively troubleshoot and repair complex circuitry
Perform all phases of preventative maintenance on electrical equipment and controls
Install, maintain, and troubleshoot in plant communication equipment (excluding outside telephone system, fax, etc)

Read and interpret electronic schematics
Troubleshoot and repair electronic circuitry
Install, effectively troubleshoot and repair electronic equipment such as ground fault systems and recorders/controllers
Understand PLC ladder logic
Program, troubleshoot and repair Programmable Logic Controllers.

Demonstrated ability to safely work on and around complex, highly automated machinery in a non-temperature regulated environment.
Strong troubleshooting, verbal and written communication skills to effectively present to other maintenance supervisors technicians, and operators.
Cross-functional demonstrated skills in Electrical, PLC, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Motors, motion control, and mechanical systems.
Regular use of hands to feel or handle and regular reaching with hands and arms
Frequent standing, walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and kneeling
Occasional lifting of 50 lbs.
Experience in food manufacturing desired.
Proactive and able to work independently.
Able to work all shifts in a 24x 7 operation

High School diploma or GED equivalent
Certification in electrical and or instrumentation and process control is required.
Trade school may be substituted for work experience on a year-to-year basis up to a maximum of 2 years.
Minimum of five years related applicable experience with machine maintenance and repair.
Applicant must pass our standard testing in maintenance and electrical.
Experience in food manufacturing preferred.

Welch's is Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran

Contact Person: Myrna Valdez
Phone: 509-882-3112
Email: mvaldez@welchs.com
Location: Grandview, WA
Application Method: Resume
Base Pay: $34.88

Posted on February 17, 2023

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