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Electrical Technician - 1st Shift Sioux Falls

Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Sioux Falls
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

Electrical Technician - 1st Shift Sioux Falls



Job Locations

US-SD-Sioux Falls





FLSA Status



1st Shift


IndSPR- Engineering Maintenance

Job Locations

US-SD-Sioux Falls

Your Opportunity

Need help with your application? Join us during our walk-in hours!Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm or Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am- 7:00 pm 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-leading wages and are eligible for great benefits packages:

Hourly Maintenance Starting Pay $26.15 - $34.35
  • $1.10/hr shift differential for 2nd and 3rd shift
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and MoreIn addition, we offer opportunities for career growth, professional development, and tuition assistance. Smithfield Foods of Sioux Falls, SD is seeking qualified trades people with previous Electrical training & experience to join our Maintenance team. Individuals with Electrical Electronics and/or Electrical experience will be given preference.

    Core Responsibilities

    Qualified candidates should have a working knowledge of:
    • Programmable logic/automation controllers, human-machine interfaces, hardware, and associated programming languages (Ladder Logic, FBD, SFC, Structured Text). Platforms include; Rockwell Automation, Siemens, GE, Horner, Opto22.
    • Strong knowledge of AC induction motors, controls, sensors, pneumatics, hydraulics, mechanical systems, start-up, and troubleshooting.
    • Computer/device networking using standard protocols (Ethernet/IP, Devicenet, Modbus, Hart, DH+/485, ASCII)
    • Knowledgeable in processes such as food processing/packaging, water treatment, refrigeration, and boiler control Successful candidates will:
      • Demonstrate strong safety leadership skills and follow safe work practices.
      • Work as part of a team to plan and conduct equipment repairs.
      • Conduct routine audits and equipment inspections.
      • Maintain open and professional line of communication with operations.
      • Respond to unplanned/emergency work requests in a timely & effective manner.
      • Follow food safety and good manufacturing practices.
      • Be highly motivated and able to work independently.


        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.
        • Journeyman Electrical License or completion of a 2 year degree in either; Robotics, PLC, instrumentation, electrical, electronics, or Megatronics program.
        • Two years of industrial maintenance experience including comprehensive knowledge in three or more of the following areas:
          • Mechanical systems
          • Predictive/Predictive maintenance
          • Maintenance Planning
          • Site utilities
          • System analysis & troubleshooting
          • Pipefitting & welding
          • Machining
          • Metal Fabrication
          • Electricity & motor controls
          • Controls & instrumentation
          • PLC/software & hardware
          • Pneumatics & Hydraulics
          • Basic computer skills and the ability to work independently are also required for this position.
          • Preference will be given to candidates with a certification or degree in mechanical, electrical or industrial maintenance and/or related college or technical level course work.
          • This is a full time hourly position; all applicants should be willing to work all shifts (days/evenings/overnights), extended hours and weekends.

            Careers and Benefits

            To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit PEOPLE MATTER More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment. GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally. BENEFITS Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees. Also, education benefits available to full and part-time Smithfield team members on their first day of employment SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGE Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.

            About Smithfield Foods

            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, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

            EEO/AA Information

            Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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