Maintenance Souderton, Pennsylvania


Position at JBS USA Food Company






The Multicraft Electronic Technician (MET) will be responsible for project, maintenance reliability of PLC systems and all electrical work throughout the facility involving all levels of voltage within a food processing environment and will be responsible for the repair and installation of electronics/controls function at the facility



  • Design, specify, start, validate, monitor, and troubleshoot electronic control systems including PLC logic, HMI, electrical drives, relay logic and motor controls.
  • 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.
  • Must have a working knowledge of scale controller setup and adjustment
  • Must have a working knowledge of all voltage ranges
  • Must have the ability to setup, maintain, install, troubleshoot, and repair all control systems as well as line voltage systems
  • Must be able to use manufacturer technical support as a troubleshooting tool to solve complicated issues
  • Must be able to read and follow electrical schematics to both troubleshoot and install equipment
  • Reports directly to Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Ownership of: Electrical safety and maintenance throughout the facility, lighting throughout the facility, cleanliness, neatness, and order of the electrical material storage area
  • Assist with other aspects of the maintenance department when needed
  • Assist refrigeration and maintenance technicians with mechanical and electrical troubleshooting and repairs as needed or as directed by maintenance leadership
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Associates or Bachelors of Science in Electronic Engineering preferred
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours based on facility needs for commissioning and uploading
  • Demonstrate problem solving ability with root analysis (RCA) required
  • Able to 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.
  • Good planning and priority setting skills.
  • Safety Minded
  • May be required to work long hours and weekends


Physical Demands/Work Environment:


  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds
    Ability to work 12 hour shifts is required
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or 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), working near moving mechanical parts.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.