Electronics Specialist 1st or 3rd Shift - Kinston, NC
Location: Kinston, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Salary: $50,000/yr +
Great Benefits, Competitive 401(K).
2 Year Degree
2 openings available.
Internal Number: 28748, 28747
The purpose of this position is to provide for the efficient and continuous operation of all plant systems and equipment with as little downtime as possible. This individual will install, service, trouble-shoot and repair all types of electronic and electrical controls and equipment and work closely with other maintenance personnel on his/her shift. This person will be responsible for all necessary paperwork and documentation of calibrations sheets, scale certification sheets, PM documentation, etc. as they relate to the job. This person will also provide technical assistance to trainees in all crafts as needed in the day-to-day operation of the plant.
A great job and a great future await you at Smithfield Foods. As the world’s largest pork processor and largest hog producer in the United States, we’re a $16 billion global food company with more than 55,000 employees. We’re looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us.
Our team members receive industry-competitive salaries and are eligible for great benefits packages:
Competitive Starting Pay!
Eligible for Overtime Pay!
Comprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and More
Looking to move? We will help! Ask about our Relocation Assistance packages! Benefits include, but are not limited to:
Lump Sum payments
Agents to help you sell/buy
Lease Termination Assistance
Moving of goods and vehicles
In addition, we offer opportunities for career growth, professional development, and tuition assistance.
$50,000 - $72,600
Undertakes assigned projects and tasks involving the implementation of design changes or system improvements associated with equipment controls of processing, chemical treatment, boiler, water, refrigeration and other electrical and electronic systems.
Performs periodic preventive maintenance and calibration procedures for all plant process control systems.
Gives technical assistance to other electronics technicians and electricians using procedures and evaluates the results achieved.
Assists in continuously reviewing strategies to maximize plant efficiency, reliability, and flexibility.
Assists in developing and carrying out performance tests on equipment and interpreting results.
Performs research and investigation of equipment failures or other chronic problems in order to develop and recommend solutions concerning plant equipment.
Coordinates the operational testing and verification of quality and quantity of newly acquired equipment in order to make recommendations concerning the equipment acceptance.
Keeps abreast of processing plant engineering techniques and technologies, and research and develop expansions of control systems, with emphasis on logistics, economy and service.
Reviews and provides recommendations about practices, procedures, system requirements or improvements in order to facilitate maintenance schedules and short or long range plans.
Troubleshoots problems as they may arise in the plant equipment or systems and repairs the equipment to prevent the reoccurrence of these problems in the future.
Trains trainees and assists in developing the skills needed by them for their role.
Gives input as to spare parts for inventory in the plant maintenance parts room as needed.
Assists in the pre-operational testing and start up as required to place plant equipment into normal service.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
Associate's Degree in Electronics or Instrumentation from an accredited technical or community college and 2 years’ experience as Electronics Technician or Instrumentation Technician, preferably in an industrial/meat processing setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Fundamental knowledge of plant systems and equipment.
Comprehensive knowledge of electronics and electrical theory.
Working knowledge of PLC’s, ladder logic, and associated hardware.
Basic knowledge of motor control systems.
Working knowledge of inverters and frequency drives to include set up and configuration.
Knowledge of plant procedures to include H.A.C.C.P. lockout/tagout, etc.
Working knowledge of computers and computer systems.
Fundamental knowledge of valve controls.
Working knowledge of RTD’s, thermocouples, and other temperature measurement devices. Comprehensive knowledge of field wiring and terminations as they relate to electronics.
Ability to use test equipment, light duty equipment and tools.
Comprehension of complex electrical and electronic wiring diagrams and control schematics.
Working knowledge of Robotics and Controls, preferred.
Comprehensive knowledge of the following test equipment: Volt/Ohm/Amp. Meter, Mgge, Oscilloscope, Current Source Calibrator,Thermocouple and RTD Calibrators.
Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly®" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich® and Nathan's Famous®, among many others. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.