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Position Title: Electronic Technician 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Burley 

Requisition ID: 5321 



McCain It’ s All Good, is our philosophy. As a food manufacturer, our business is driven by good people, making good food, from good ingredients – and the result is food that makes people feel good. But McCain It’s all good , is not just about the food we make, it’s about how we conduct ourselves in every aspect of our business. From farmer and customer relationships to sustainable agricultural processes – we strive to make every element of our business good. The McCain It’s all good , philosophy underpins everything we do.

McCain Foods is a world-leading food company and one of the largest manufacturers of frozen potato specialties. We also produce other foods including pizza, appetizers, vegetables, oven meals and desserts and our products can be found in restaurants and supermarket freezers in more than 160 countries around the globe. A privately owned company headquartered in Canada, we generate annual sales of CDN$7 billion, employ 18,000 people globally and operate 46 production facilities on six continents. McCain Foods has an immediate opening for an Electronic Technician at the Burley, Idaho plant. The work schedule is a 12-hour night shift from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

The primary responsibility of the Electronics Technician will work with and assist others with the installation, repair, and troubleshooting of electrical and electronic components of industrial machinery and equipment. As competence is gained, increased accountability of work assignments and degree of difficulty follows. The long-term goal is to provide exposure to total department activities that include the use of electrical motors, control systems, and instruments. Assisting and working with others to troubleshoot and maintain machinery are the principle activities of the position.


  • Promotes and adheres to company safety work rules and regulations.
  • Possesses good communication skills to report to the supervisor and with others including those involved in on-the-job training functions.
  • Discusses layout, installation procedures and problems with Electrical Supervisor, Maintenance Manager, Engineering Manager, and Vendor Electricians.  
  • Draws sketches to clarify design details and functional criteria of electronic units.
  • Recommends changes in circuitry or installation specifications to simplify assembly and maintenance.
  • Sets up standard test apparatus or devises. Tests equipment and circuitry to conduct functional, operational, environmental, and life tests to evaluate performance and reliability of prototype or production model.
  • Connects power supply wires to machines and equipment, and connects cables and wires between machines and equipment using OEM documentation.
  • Tests, troubleshoots, and replaces malfunctioning transformers, electrical motors, lighting fixtures and circuits, and faulty electrical/electronic components with use of schematics and operators to resolve issues.
  • Replaces electrical motor bearings and wires electric motors.
  • Uses programmable controllers to operate automated machinery, to test for malfunctions, and to verify repairs.
  • Performs programming on all RS platforms.
  • Plans layout of wiring and installs wiring, conduit, and electrical apparatus in buildings following guidelines and requirements of the National Electric Code.
  • Develops the habit and practice of documentation of work which may result in changes to parameters, circuits, components, configuration, or orientation of an electrical/electronic device for future reference by self and others.
  • Serves as a team player assisting all other Maintenance and operators to carry out their duties.
  • Owns proper tools for the job as specified by the company.
  • Operates the forklift and scissor-lift as needed.
  • Communicates problems or changes in department to supervisor and appropriate personnel.
  • Attends and participates in all annual, departmental, and job specific required training and monthly informational meetings.
  • Understands and adheres to the concepts and techniques of the quality process in order to ensure a quality operation.
  • Keeps area clean and orderly in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
  • Helps to build and promote a strong “Teamwork” environment in each individual work group, the Factory, and the Company.
  • Participates in continuous improvement process. 

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Degree (GED) required.  Completion of one year toward an Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or one to two years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Or completion of McCain foods Electronic Technician training
Ability to perform trouble shooting and basic programming on Allen-Bradley PLCs, and have working experience with HMI systems. Working knowledge of test equipment. Including oscilloscope, digital test meters, insulation testers, hand held programmers, and 4 to 20 ma source meters.
Strong computer background including PC hardware, experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Windows
Must possess the ability to read and understand schematics, utilize PC and PLC for diagnostics and troubleshooting; have experience with AC/DC voltages ranging from 5 to 480 volts; have experience with electrical wiring in accordance with the National Electric Code; experience with Instrumentation, motor and process controls (Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems); and experience with repairing and maintaining mechanical equipment



McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic (Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran).


Job Family: Engineering & Technical      
Division: Greater North America 
Department: ​Instrumentation and Electronics ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Idaho : Burley 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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