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Electrician - Second Shift


Location: Waukesha, WI 

Exemption: Nonexempt 

Shift: Second 



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:

Troubleshoot and support the electrical and controls of the facility and processes as well as design technical electrical and controls projects.  Installs and repairs electrical systems, apparatus, and electrical and electronic components of machinery and equipment while following electrical code, manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints, and other specifications, using hand tools, power tools, and electrical and electronic test equipment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Troubleshoots, programs, and maintains PLC's

Inspects and tests electrical equipment, lighting, signal, communication, and power circuits.  Diagnoses malfunctioning apparatus such as transformers, motors, and lighting fixtures, using test equipment and replaces damaged or broken wires and cables, using hand tools.

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:

Journeyman Electrician or hold an electrical license.
At least 5 years industrial experience preferable in food plant or with high-speed packaging equipment.

Knowledge and Skills:

Be able to diagnose electrical and controls problems and make the proper repairs.                                                                                                
Must be able to read and communicate in the "English Language" in order to read and understand electrical prints.                                                             
Be able to wire high and low voltage including control power.
Be able to lay out a wiring project from transformer to equipment.
Be proficient with PC and PLC controls and logic.  Working knowledge and experience with Ladder Logic.
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.
Working knowledge of electronic and electrical concepts and operating safety.


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.


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: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee

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