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Location: Nampa, Idaho, West United States, USA
Company: J.R. Simplot
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Industry Sector: Food/Processing
Industry Type: Food Processing
Career Type: Maintenance
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: DOE

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Electrician–Food Group Nampa Plant - Nampa, ID

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy.  We currently have a position available in Food Group at our Nampa Plant - Nampa, ID.  The Nampa facility is one of seven J.R. Simplot Company plants including (Aberdeen, ID; Grand Forks, ND; Moses Lake, WA; Caldwell, ID; and Othello, WA; and Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada) within the processed potatoes division of the Food Group Division. These facilities produce food service French fries, granulated dehydrated mashed potatoes, shredded and southern style hash browns and specialty or formed products.  

Job description:

This position is responsible to understand the plant electrical systems and equipment. This individual in this position must be capable of troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining and upgrading the system.  This position reports to the Electrical Supervisor and the Shift Manager. 

The individual in this position will be required to fully understand the purpose and operation of the plant electrical systems and all related equipment and systems along with having the ability to make decisions based on sound judgment when a situation dictates. It is imperative the person(s) conduct themselves in a manner that ensures alertness and constant awareness of the safe operation of equipment and its surroundings. 

The individual in this position needs to be able to perform these tasks with minimal supervision.  The individual in this position will accomplish these tasks by utilizing a team concept through working with team members and following direction and instructions from a facilitator, team leader or supervisor, or other qualified mechanics. 

Work relationships and communications are key ingredients to the success of the individual holding this position.  They must be able to maintain open communications and productive work relationships with facilitator, team leaders, operators, laborers, mechanics, other electricians, supervisors, and shift managers. 

The area of work includes both inside the facility and outside, depending on work requirements.  Weekend and overtime work in this position is common and may be required to meet operational goals. 


  • Repairs and maintains electrical systems and control systems on plant equipment. 
  • Must maintain Idaho State Journeyman License. 
  • Provides training for apprentices and new electricians.
  • Designs and lays out electrical control systems.
  • Interfaces with supervisory personnel about equipment conditions and difficulties in the plant electrical system.
  • Maintains, repairs, and installs plant lighting.
  • Utilizes electrical/electronic prints/schematics, ladder logic, plant computer systems, the current National Electrical Codes, and test equipment to complete assigned tasks. 
  • Takes electrical line calls on shift and performs and completed all jobs as assigned.
  • Enters and performs work on work orders; plans and schedules additional work as needed.
  • Understand the purpose of Preventative Maintenance and Predictive Maintenance and participates in these Programs.
  • Is a certified forklift driver and drives in a safe manner.   
  • Maintains work area in a clean and functional condition.
  • Must be able to locate parts and reference part numbers. 
  • Must be able to accurately enter data into computer and into daily paperwork in a timely manner.  

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must hold a certificate of completion from an approved 2-year trade school, or equivalent experience in the instrumentation/process control trades (this experience may be all work experience or a combination of work and schooling).  A copy of school transcripts will be required and work experience will be verified.
  • Must possess an Idaho State Journeyman License. 
  • Must have a working knowledge of basic electrical safety practices.
  • Must have an understanding of DC voltage systems (0 to 240V) and AC voltage systems (24 to 7.2KB).
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years automated line process controls experience to include: PLC, micro processors, level sensors, temperature sensors, pressure transducers, and I to P control.
  • Must have a working knowledge of the National Electrical Code.
  • Must be able to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Must be able to use voltage testers, meggers, amp probes, and other electrical test equipment. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to do basic math, basic trigonometry, basic algebra, and the ability to compute rate, ratio, percent, be able to read a tape measure, and measure with calipers.
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in a manner to successfully perform job duties.
  • Must have computer skills. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must have complete understanding and safe operation of hand, power, and shop tools. 
  • Demonstrate manual dexterity in both hands.
  • Must be able to read and understand basic electrical blueprints, schematics, and technical manuals.
  • Must furnish own hand tools (These must be provided by the end of the first week of training: Set of wrenches from 3/8” to 1 ¼, standard set of metric wrenches, two 7/16”, ½”, 9/16” wrenches, hammer no wood handle; fiberglass or steel,  metric allen wrenches, standard allen wrenches, flash light, screw drivers standard and Phillips, wire cutters, tape measurer at least a 12 footer, crescent wrenches 8 inch and 10 inch, needle nose pliers, pouch or tool bag, hacksaw, vice grips, channel locks, punch and chisel set, ½” socket set, pipe wrenches 12” and 18”, 3/8” drive socket set standard and metric, caliper, files, pry bar, alignment bar, voltage tester (minimum 600V), wire stripper, and torpedo level). 
  • Must be able to identify and describe the differences between a modular and integrated PLC.
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces.  
  • Must be able to perform the essential function of the position as outlined in the essential functions form.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must have an acceptable attendance record
  • Must have an acceptable safety record. 

Location Information:

Located just 30 minutes from Boise, Nampa offers excellent outdoor recreational activities and events such as watching a theatre production, exploring the area’s rich agricultural community, and world class rodeo action at the Snake River Stampede.  With many great local vineyards to visit and tour, the amenities and friendly people will surely make you feel right “at home.”