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At Michael Foods, we are a leader in the food industry because we introduce innovative, value-added food products and customer solutions. Our success starts from the inside out — empowering employees to play a vital role in our company. They have the chance to make their own impact, expanding on our already rich history. That’s how plenty of our people have already transformed their careers. And you could be next.

Automation Technician



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Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food.


  • Work in a fast-paced environment, responding appropriately to changing priorities
  • Respectfully interact with a diverse group of people
  • Effectively communicate the status of issues and projects with management, vendors, peers and production personnel.
  • Provide technical leadership and support to the electrical and instrumentation technicians at the facility
  • Use the appropriate tools (e.g. multimeter, software) to troubleshoot and diagnose the root cause of electrical, electronics, Instrumentation and controls issues in the facility
  • Work with internal and external resources to resolve issues as quickly and effectively as possible
  • Interpret electrical schematics and user manuals
  • Troubleshoot process issues with automation software
  • Troubleshoot hardware issues with PLCs (programmable logic controllers) and touchscreens
  • Use advanced network troubleshooting to diagnose control networking issues
  • Work with IT to troubleshoot and maintain automation servers
  • Create user manuals and training documentation; train all technicians as appropriate
  • Identify and facilitate process and automation improvements
  • Identify necessary program changes and work with Corporate Controls to implement
  • Assist and consult with management/engineering on projects as needed
  • Provide support and leadership to the electrical, electronics and instrumentations technicians
  • Manage, backup and organize all automation related documentation for the facility (programs, schematics, network information, manuals, etc.)
  • Adhere to safe work practices, complete monthly safety audits/observations, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety
  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Two-year certification from college or technical school or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience
  • Five years strong industrial electrical background in a manufacturing environment (Food Processing Plant preferred). Experience in mechanical systems, and pneumatics helpful
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as electrical schematics, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, governmental regulations and procedure manuals in English
  • Ability to write routine reports, procedural manuals and correspondence in English
  • Ability to effectively present information in both one-on-one and in group situations. Ability to respond to questions from internal/external customers/vendors at all levels including the management
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measures, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percentages, and to draw and interpret bar graphs
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, fractions, ratios. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form, and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • Experience with Allen Bradley/Rockwell automation required

  • Electrical Apprentice or Journeyman’s license preferred (but not required)
  • 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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