Tecumseh, Nebraska

Job Description
This position requires performance of all the electrical functions to include, troubleshooting and repair; providing technical support for all phases of the operation; proficiency in multiple skill clusters including a thorough understanding of electrical controls, fluid power, mechanical systems, and manufacturing processes, as well as electrical control panels, transformers, electrical power distribution systems, motors and motor control devices. All Tyson Team Members are responsible for safety. This includes but is not limited to personal safety and food safety. This position is responsible for food safety, food quality, and legality.

  • This position requires a valid electrician’s license as required by state or local regulations.

  • Good safety and attendance record, along with strong interpersonal skills;

  • Demonstrated skills in the area of AC/DC circuits, industrial electrical systems.; experience in electrical safety and lock out tag out processes and procedures.

  • Knowledge in the theory and application of electronic devices such as industrial semi-conductors, solid state drives, and industrial control systems.

  • Experience in the operation of PLC systems and control and data collection instrumentation and transducers.

  • Working knowledge and skills in tools and components used in maintenance and repair of mechanical systems such as bearings, gears, clutches belts, and seals.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and maintain hydraulic and pneumatic components and systems.

Preferred Skills
Possession of one or more of the skills is a plus;

  • Basic Microcomputer skills necessary to understand the operation and interfacing characteristics of microprocessors;

  • Experience in PLC operation to include basic system configuration and hardware, relay equivalent instructions, timers/counters, data manipulation, data communications and advanced programming commands.

  • Interfacing, troubleshooting and application and program development

  • Demonstrated skills or training in electronic motor drive technologies including servo- motors, encoders, tachometers, electronic and mechanical brakes and clutches, closed loop systems, DC servo, AC variable frequency, AC servo and stepper systems. Travel: Minimum of 1-5 trips per year outside of assigned location. Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Training beyond high school including either an Associate Degree in Electronic Technology or closely related technical field preferred, or a combination of education and experience which may include skilled trade program, military training or other training as applicable.

  • Experience minimum of 4 years Industrial Maintenance and Electrical Controls experience.

  • Computer Skills: MS Word, Excel, Outlook

  • Must be proficient or become proficient in SAP Plant Maintenance. Communication Skills

 Communication Skills

  • Must be able to communicate both verbally and written with all levels of Team Members from hourly to upper management, as well as government officials.; high level critical thinking, and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to define problems, collect date, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Attention to detail and organization skills, self-starter, and capable of working independently.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be willing to stand and walk continuously throughout shift, lift/carry 50 pounds.

  • Frequently bend/stoop, squat, crawl, climb.

  • Reach above shoulders (2 to 3 ft), crouch, kneel, push, pull and grasp.

  • Environment: damp, slippery, and cold (below 40 degrees), working around moving machinery, exposed to dust and fumes, around and amongst dead birds, and a strong chicken odor.