Electronic Technician

Hourly Maintenance Booneville, Mississippi


Position at Plumrose

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Position Title: Electronics Technician

Department: Maintenance

Location: Booneville, Ms 

Salary Class: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Maintenance Superintendent


Purpose & Scope:  The Maintenance Electronic Technician (ET) is responsible for project and maintenance reliability of PLC systems within a food processing environment and is responsible for the repair and installation of electronics/controls function at the facility.


Principle Responsibilities:

  • Design, specify, start, validate, monitor, and troubleshoot electronic control systems including PLC logic, HMI, electrical drives and motor controls
  • Ensure that control hardware and software, installation, PLC/HMI programming, and operational requirements meet specifications, codes, and end-user expectations
  • Work cross-functionally with other departments and across other engineering disciplines to design and detail industrial processes, motor controls, instrumentation, and power systems that meet business requirements
  • Program, troubleshoot, and configure Allen Bradley (Rockwell) PLC/HMI control systems
  • Detail control strategy for process areas, communicate, educate, and train technicians and managers on processes, equipment, and standards
  • Problem-solve in processes and/or design issues by applying controls
  • Converse with contractors from a project management standpoint on the installation and commissioning of electronic control systems and related electrical maintenance
  • Perform preventative maintenance work orders
  • Perform various other duties as needed or assigned


Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle/feel items, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and talk or hear.
  • Office and plant setting: the plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold (non-weather related), and working near moving mechanical parts
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.



  • Associates or Bachelors of Science in Electronic Engineering, a certification related to instrumentation and automation control, or a minimum 2 years of electrical mechanical experience
  • Possess problem solving and root cause analysis (RCA) skills
  • Lead problem solving and troubleshooting efforts associated with high-level process issues
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Strong planning and priority setting skills
  • Safety-minded
  • Ability to comprehend and navigate electrical schematics and technical manuals
  • Ability to use electrical diagnostic test equipment, primarily digital multimeters and computers with diagnostic and calibration software
  • Ability to work long hours and weekends when necessary