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Industrial Electrician

Kansas, 1600 W. McKay St., Frontenac, Kansas, United States of America Req #1021
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Sugar Creek Packing Co., founded in 1966, is a flourishing privately held, family owned food company. Its commitment to making the highest-quality, best-value products has allowed Sugar Creek to grow into one of the largest independent bacon processors servicing the global market.

DESCRIPTION SUMMARY Using hand, power and precision measuring tools to assemble, install, test and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus and fixtures. Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus and components to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem. Responsible connecting wires to circuit breakers, transformers or other components, and for observing and following all safety regulations with required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


  • Maintain electrical equipment to meet regulatory codes at the county, state and federal levels.
  • Read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics and electrical code specifications to determine layout of industrial electrical equipment installations.
  • Perform rigging activities, safety-related functions and other miscellaneous electrical function.
  • Install, examine, replace or repair electrical wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, fiber-optic and coaxial cable assemblies, lighting fixtures and other electrical components.
  • Test electrical and electronic equipment and components for continuity, current, voltage and resistance,
  • Maintain, repair, install and test switch gear, transformers, switchboard meters, regulators and reactors.
  • Maintain, repair, test and install electrical motors, generators, alternators, industrial storage batteries and hydraulic, pneumatic electrical control systems, and motor control circuitry.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and repair industrial, electrical and electronic control systems and other related devices.
  • Conduct preventive maintenance programs and keep maintenance records.
  • Install, maintain and calibrate industrial instrumentation and related devices.
  • Perform installation and maintenance work as part of a team of skilled trade workers.
  • Define scope of work for new electrical installation projects as well as upgrade or refurbishment to existing system, build a bill of materials list, request job or parts quotes, work with third party contractors and/or vendors and submit written job requisitions.
  • Navigate the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to identify parts in inventory, submit requisitions, review work orders and preventative maintenance tasks.
  • Support all safety, food quality and sanitation initiatives and policies.
  • Follow Sugar Creek Packing Co. safety rules and procedures.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
Experience: 4 years of journey-level electrical experience
Certification or Licensure Requirements: None

  • Know how to test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters and oscilloscopes to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
  • Possess working knowledge of NFPA 79: Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery, Ugly’s Electrical Reference, NFPA 70 National Electrical Code.
  • Know relevant Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for proper electrical installation for industrial electrical installations.
  • Possess strong experience with with 3-phase, 480V, and industrial troubleshooting.
  • Able to routinely use computer programs such as Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel).
  • Know how to troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC).
  • Able to assemble, install, test and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus and fixtures.
  • Know how to competently program and troubleshoot Variable Frequency Drives (VFD).
  • Able to safely and proficiently use shop tools (both hand and power).
  • Able to safely utilize a forklift and high lift.
  • Possess strong self-motivation and exemplary work ethic.
  • Able to be a self-directed individual but also take direction from plant leadership.
  • Possess strong knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance.

No unusual physical requirements. Physical requirements are consistent with Industrial Electrician positions. Most physical activity will consist of standing/walking during the day, working on various machines, and at certain times sitting at a desk. Other physical activity may be required, such as performing work from ladders, scaffolds and roofs to install, maintain or repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures. Typical work shifts may entail twelve (12) hour day and night shifts, weekends, call-outs and overtime. Travel between plants may be required.

Some work is performed in a comfortable indoor, office-like facility. Some work is performed in an indoor, manufacturing facility with close proximity to heavy and hazardous machinery. Some departments are colder temperatures between 30° and 40° F. Safety wear is required in manufacturing areas, including hard hat, hairnet, hearing protection, safety glasses, steel toe boots, coats and other necessary equipment. Some work is also done outside the facility.
We are an equal opportunity employer.

We participate in E-verify.  Participamos en E-verify.

Right to Work.  Derecho al Trabajo.

Other details

  • Job Family Engineering and Maintenance
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education High School
  • Job Start Date Friday, March 27, 2020
  • Kansas, 1600 W. McKay St., Frontenac, Kansas, United States of America