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Electrical & Instrumentation (E&I) Technician

Location WI - Ripon (Manufacturing Plant)
Posted 792 days ago -
Type: Full-Time Permanent
Reference ID: 58406


For more than 115 years, The J. M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of consumer food and beverage products and pet food and pet snacks in North America with annual net sales of approximately $8 billion. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's®, Folgers®, Jif®, Dunkin’ Donuts®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, Café Bustelo®, Martha White®, truRoots®, Sahale Snacks®, Robin Hood®, and Bick’s®. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Meow Mix®, Milk- Bone®, Kibbles 'n Bits®, Natural Balance®, and 9Lives®. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about the Company, visit jmsmucker.com.


E&I Technician - Ripon, Wisconsin


  • Write, implement, and troubleshoot PLC code on new and existing equipment
  • Participate and coach others to maintain power and controls equipment
  • Lead improvement projects and plant control upgrades
  • Ability to operate high speed making, packing, and other production related equipment
  • Make personal safety and safe operations a priority
  • Maintain a clean work area and utilize Good Manufacturing Practices by following all quality specifications and performing quality inspections
  • Develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures and ensure they are followed
  • Know and use terminology and functions of machine components
  • Quickly and effectively trouble shoot and repair plant equipment
  • Develop and update electrical schematics for systems using AutoCAD
  • Effectively coordinate sub-contractors performing technical work


  • 5-year experience supporting machine control systems
  • 2 or 4 year technical degree desired
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Solid understanding of Rockwell PLC hardware, PLC programming, VFDs, and HMI
  • Solid understanding of servos, encoders, linear actuators, pneumatic equipment, and sensors
  • Strong ability to access and comprehend technical manuals via the internet, and interact with external technical resources while addressing problems
  • Effective team leadership skills including:
    • Conflict resolution
    • Problem solving (analytical troubleshooting processes)
    • Communication (effective listening, giving and receiving feedback)
    • Time management
    • Goal and priority setting
    • Process improvement
    • Organization


  • Business need may require off shifts, long hours, and weekends
  • Perform the necessary physical activity for purposes of operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting equipment including:
    • Climbing stairs and ladders, standing on, and moving around on platforms, equipment and concrete floors
    • Twist or bend at the knees and back
    • Lift objects up to 75 pounds using proper lifting techniques
    • Stand and walk at minimum 70% of the time
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Maintain a good attendance record
  • Pre-employment drug screening and background check required


The J. M. Smucker Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No person will be discriminated against in hiring or in any other aspect of their employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information, protected veteran/military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.