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Our heritage stems back to the early 1990s when over 1,100 entrepreneurial farm families built our state-of-the-art durum mill and pasta manufacturing plant. We quickly grew to become the third largest pasta manufacturer in North America. Today, we are proud to be an 8th Avenue Food & Provisions company. We make over 150 pasta shapes from Acini de Pepe to Ziti Rigati in traditional, whole wheat, organic recipes and more! People across America and beyond enjoy our pasta daily in restaurants, at home and through convenience prepared meals.

We have manufacturing in Carrington, ND and New Hope, MN, offering rural and metropolitan lifestyles. Both locations offer a wide range of employment in engineering, business, food manufacturing and so much more.




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Position Summary:

Electricians are valuable roles for our organization. As an Electrician at Dakota Growers Pasta Co., you would be responsible for executing the construction, installation, modification, maintenance and repairs of electrical appliances, systems, facilities and related electronic controls of varying design or complexity. Additionally, you would play a key role in completing scheduled preventative maintenance on electrical components and equipment, and troubleshooting electrical challenges on an ad hoc basis.

Dakota Growers Pasta Co. offers full accreditation for the North Dakota licenses (Apprenticeship, Journeyman, and Masters); additionally, DGPC offers pay differentiation based on skills, qualifications, and licensure.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Respond to daily production needs and interruptions by providing hands-on electrical support in the areas of: process controls, resolving common power system electrical issues, and equipment downtime root cause analysis
  • Completes regular preventive maintenance on all electrical equipment according to established schedules and procedures
  • Installs, repairs, and troubleshoots Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and electrical equipment and parts in accordance with established procedures, guidelines, and regulations
  • Installs and commissions electrical equipment in accordance with the NEC, North Dakota Electrical Codes, and NFPA 70E
  • Provide assistance to other Electrical and Maintenance team members, when required.
  • Responsible for responding s to after-hours emergency calls on a rotational basis
  • Serve as a mentor to junior electricians and apprentices; share knowledge and coach less-experienced electricians on technical matters
  • Other duties, as assigned
  • Education and Experience Required:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution AND 6+ years electrical maintenance experience OR Associates Degree or higher in an electrical, electro-mechanical, mechatronics, instrumentation or controls, AND 3+ years electrical maintenance experience
  • Must have North Dakota recognized Journeyman Electrician License
  • Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Previous experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (Allen Bradley, Siemens)
  • Previous experience with Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) and instrumentation
  • Previous experience working with 480V systems
  • Physical Requirements: Qualified candidates must be able to perform the following physical job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to work in hot, humid, and cold manufacturing environment
  • Must be able to work in crowded for 6+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to climb, squat, and crouch for 8+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to stand for 8+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to walk for 8+ hours per shift
  • Must be able to reach, grasp, push, pull for 8+ hours per shift
  • Qualifications

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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