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Senior Industrial Technician - 1st Shift - $1,000 Sign-On Bonus


Location: Chambersburg, PA 

Exemption: Nonexempt 

Shift: First 



Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables.  We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work.  As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth, because you invest in ours.

Position Summary:

Installs and writes programmable logic contoller based systems, maintains electronic and instrument based components of machinery and equipment while following electrical code, ladder logic, schematic diagrams, blueprints, and other specifications.  Assists in project management and implementation of new control systems.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Programs, troubleshoots, and maintains PLC's with a lap top computer using platform systems by vendors such as Allen Bradley, Semiens, Rexroth, etc.
  • Assists in project management and implementation of new control systems, control system upgrades, equipment, and equipment upgrades
  • Replaces faulty switches, and other elements of electrical and mechanical systems.  Dismantles electrical machinery and replaces defective electrical or mechanical parts such as gears, brushes, and armatures.
  • Installs, repairs, overhauls, modifies and maintains electrical and mechanical systems, equipment, and machinery. 
  • Diagnoses and repairs or replaces faulty electrical, electronic, and mechanical components throughout the Plant.
  • Maintains Plant power distribution systems, including performing preventive maintenance, and installing wiring, conduit and apparatus.

Education and Experience:

  • Associates degree in electronic or electrical technology or equivalent experience.
  • 5 years progressively responsible journey level experience in electrical and mechanical maintenance of industrial equipment and machinery to including PLC based systems, servo motors, and drives.
  • Project management experience.            
  • AutoCad experience.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Working knowledge and experience with Ladder Logic.  
  • Ability to write ladder logic.    
  • Ability to program controls.             
  • Ability to use AutoCad 
  • Working knowledge of electronic and electrical concepts and operating safety.
  • Working knowledge of and demonstrated ability to use electronic and electrical test equipment including digital and analog volt and ohm-meters, oscilloscopes, data analyzers and circuit testers.
  • Knowledge of current national electrical code.
  • Demonstrated ability to use hand and power tools commonly used in electrical, electronic, and mechanical trades.


Physical Demands:

Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.  Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance.  Additional demands may be required.


Work Environment:

In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed.  May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity.  May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration.  Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards.  May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.


Diversity & Inclusion:

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment in which all employees are treated with respect is evident in our company culture and values. We believe that fostering an environment of inclusion and a focus on diversity across our organization is vital to attracting top talent, driving innovation, and meeting the high expectations of our customers in a rapidly evolving global marketplace.


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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