Electrical & Instrumentation Technician

  • Company: Monsanto Company
  • Location: Muscatine, Iowa
  • Posted: October 28, 2017
  • Reference ID: 01MFD
Position Title: Electrical & Instrumentation Technician

Monsanto is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Maintenance team. The Electrical & Instrumentation Technician will be responsible for the maintenance of our facilities including various types of electrical and process control devices used for Production processes, ensuring safety and quality in alignment with applicable procedures. You will be expected to collaborate with employees across the plant and handle basic activities in Monsanto systems (SAP and electronic networks).

Responsibilities of the Position :
  • Demonstrate ability and working knowledge to conduct and complete maintenance on company facilities, equipment, and process control devices across the warehouse, plant and field including preventative maintenance tasks
  • Maintain accurate records for all equipment and facility maintenance activities performed, leveraging internal IT systems (Maintenance Connection)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to Monsanto's Environmental Safety & Health (ESH) and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) standards (e.g. general shop floor/machine safety and operating procedures)
  • Report any issues to areas, Safety technicians, and management as appropriate and in a timely manner
  • Perform any other tasks across functional areas depending on site and seasonal needs
  • Repairs, replaces, or makes new installations to equipment as necessary to minimize down time of production.
  • Support areas across the plant in driving the adoption of 5S practices to maintain an environment conducive to work, aligning with the labeling and ordering of tools
  • Help keep metrics and other relevant information current on visual boards to drive teamwork
  • Troubleshoots, and repairs electrical systems, and acts as a resource regarding plant electrical and NFPA70E regulation standards.
  • Assist in determining root cause of failure and work with engineering to develop reliability resolutions.
  • Mentor maintenance trainees; provide developmental coaching to peers and set personal development goals.


Qualifications for the Position:
Required Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Basic knowledge of IT (Internet, Excel, PPT, Word, facilities with systems)
  • Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings such as Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams or Engineering Flow Diagrams, single line drawings, schematics and the ability to read and understand Standard Operating Procedures.


Functional Competencies/Skills:

  • Foundational Lean Manufacturing, ESH & Quality Compliance: Demonstrates knowledge of Monsanto's Functional standards (e.g. general shop floor/machine safety and operating procedures). Follows site policies, uses site resources responsibly and supports others in their work
  • Operational Efficiency: Executes manufacturing processes to hit operational efficiency targets, identifies areas of improvement and implements solutions
  • Technical Competence: Completes assigned tasks while continuously developing the technical skills required in his/her role
  • Customer Focus: Understands how his/her role impacts the final product our customers and communities receive



Desired Experience:

  • Technical college diploma and/or related technical certification preferred
  • Experience using of SAP and PLC
  • Advanced training in trade school and/or relevant certification is desirable


Description of Specific Work Conditions and Physical Requirements:

This position is in a maintenance shop with frequent work both outdoors and indoors in hot, cold, wet and dry conditions. The requirements for this position involve the willingness to work in a variety of areas (shop, office, outside, in man lifts, scissors lifts, etc.) including frequent walking and standing. Position requires willingness to climb with the ability to perform elevated work utilizing portable ladders and fall protection equipment within the current ANSI duty rating. Position involves repetitive motion and/or repetitive lifting up to 60 lbs. Use of a Full-Face Respirator / Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, and Level-A Suit required for work with HHMs. Work hours will mainly be days. Overtime hours including evening and weekend work required as needed to support the business needs.

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