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Position Title: Electronics & Instrumentation Technician 3rd Shift 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Appleton 

Requisition ID: 18723 



Statement of Job

  • This position minimizes unplanned downtime of production equipment. Duties range from routine maintenance to complex electrical troubleshooting and responsibility for calibrating, programming, installing and troubleshooting instrumentation such as temperature, pressure and level transmitters and control valves.


Major Duties

  • Uses complicated tools and instruments to operate, repair, adjust, troubleshoot, install, and fabricate electronic and electromechanical equipment.
  • Programs PLC’s, PC’s.
  • Provides technical expertise to lower grade positions.
  • Properly cleans up repair area to prevent contamination and product damage.
  • Accurately completes required reports and records.
  • Understands the concepts and participates in the techniques of the quality process.
  • Perform work safely and in a timely manner.
  • Install power distribution lines and equipment.
  • Perform complex electrical repairs on equipment.
  • Mechanical duties such as the removal of large electrical devices, using material handling devices, repairing the devices and re-installing repaired/new devices/work safely, follow NEC code practices and OSHA regulations. 
  • Have working knowledge of NEC code, 70E, its interpretation and implementation
  • Provide feedback for engineers to help modify existing equipment and improve the design of future equipment
  • Troubleshoot control systems throughout the factory
  • Make repairs as required.
  • Respond to trouble calls quickly.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervision.
  • Performing lubrication on factory assets will be required.



Special Requirements

  • Requires a high degree level of mental and manual skill, initiative and independence.
  • Requires care to avoid injury to others or self, as well as avoiding damage to equipment and loss of product.
  • Requires reasonable care to avoid major injury to others and serious injury to self.
  • Must have good knowledge working on and identifying different types of motors.
  • Must be experienced and competent working on variable frequency drives.
  • Requires minimum of an associate degree in electronics or electrical related field and one year of factory experience.
  • Journeyman status as an Electrician or be willing to attain Journeyman status in the State E&I Program.
  • Minimum of 5 years of maintenance related experience.
  • Experience with PLC, AC/DC motors, drives, controls, electrical switchgear, and 480-volt three-phase power distribution and starters.
  • Ability to communicate (both written and verbal) complex and/or technical operations and procedures in terms easily understood by non-technical operators.
  • Experience installing, maintaining, repairing, and troubleshooting of electrical equipment.
  • Familiar with motor control wiring, electrical power distribution, and NEC.
  • Candidate must have good understanding of electrical prints, schematics, and wiring diagrams plus be mechanically skilled and able to handle some mechanical maintenance jobs.


McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.


The health and safety of McCain employees and their families has been our number one priority since the start of COVID-19 pandemic. With vaccination restrictions easing across the globe we do not currently require employees to be vaccinated, but we reserve the right to change this mandate in line with health guidance and regulations in each country.
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Job Family: Manufacturing      
Division: NA Appetizer Manufacturing 
Department: ​Manufacturing Maintenance ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Appleton 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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