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Journeyman Electrician Maintenance Technician

Maintenance | Blackfoot, ID | Full Time

Job Description

Spudnik Equipment Company LLC is the North American market leader for potato planting, harvesting, and handling equipment – all designed and manufactured in our state of the art facility in Blackfoot, Idaho.  We have opportunities for enthusiastic, self-directed, and innovative people who are interested in a satisfying and rewarding career.  We are now accepting applications for the following position:

POSITION:                Journeyman Electrician Maintenance Technician

LOCATION:               Blackfoot, Idaho

Job Summary:

Journeyman Electrician Maintenance Technician will provide support and maintenance to the manufacturing facility and to all equipment used in the manufacture of parts for production.  The Technician will focus on electrical maintenance, ensuring all equipment remains in top operating condition, is operating in the most efficient manner possible, and is available to meet production needs.  Technician is responsible for diagnosing and addressing failures in facility equipment and machinery in accordance with the use of appropriate blueprints, schematic drawings, operator manuals, and manufacturer’s specifications. Technician will be available for shift-work and on-call work schedules where appropriate in order to respond as maintenance needs arise.  Technician will demonstrate high level of responsibility and accountability, working effectively and efficiently.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.

  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring based on facility needs, job specifications and local codes;
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, or components to identify hazards, defects, or the need for adjustment or repair and testing electrical systems or continuity of circuits using appropriate testing devices to ensure compatibility, safety of system, and compliance with codes;
  • Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring or equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes;
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, or components, using test equipment and hand tools to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem;
  • Set up and operate machinery, equipment, and systems such as laser and  plasma cutters, CNC machining lathe and mill, press brake, industrial heating and air, electric and electronic components, hydraulic and pneumatic components, and other department specific machines;
  • Disassemble machinery and equipment following manufacturer’s specifications to perform necessary diagnostics and repairs;
  • Consult with operators and observe, test, and evaluate operation of machinery and equipment to successfully diagnose cause of malfunction;
  • Examine parts and components for defects such as excessive wear or breakage and make necessary repairs, replacements, adjustments, and alignments;
  • Operate repaired machinery and equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs;
  • Enter programming codes to successfully program computer-controlled machinery;
  • Demonstrate correct equipment functions and features to machine operators;
  • Record parts and materials used, ordering or requisitioning parts and materials as necessary;
  • Record all repairs and maintenance performed, providing detailed supporting documentation including instructions, drawings, and specifications related to diagnosis and repair;
  • Maintain and update list of parts and servicing contacts on a regular basis;
  • Perform routine quality checks, preventative maintenance, seasonal maintenance, and as needed maintenance on facility and manufacturing equipment, as required by Department Supervisor.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.

  • Work in a team environment with little or no supervision;
  • Maintain a safe, organized, and clean work environment;
  • Fill in during team member absences;
  • Promote the company’s core values; integrity, respect, commitment, quality, innovation.


  • Current and valid journeyman electrician license;
  • Knowledge of physical principles and applications of air, fluids, light, heat, electric theory, and other related phenomena;
  • Proficient in basic shop math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division);
  • Proficient in all types of measuring tools as required;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of industrial machinery, parts, systems, and tools required in maintenance of manufacturing equipment;
  • Excellent troubleshooting, diagnostic, critical thinking, and analytical skills;
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Ability to accurately read and interpret mechanical drawings and schematics.

Equipment Typically Used:

  • Electrical testing equipment such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, or mulitmeters;
  • Welding machines, band saws, drill press, overhead crane, shear, grinder, hand drill, forklift amp and volt meter, PLCs, frequency drives, power hand tools; and other machines and equipment specific to departmental or facility needs.

Typical Physical Requirements:

  • Medium work involving:

Climbing                     Handling                     Talking                        Repetitive motion

Crouching                   Walking                       Stooping                     Pushing

Pulling                         Lifting                         Kneeling                     Grasping

Visual acuity                       

Typical Environmental Conditions:

Worker is subject to inside environmental conditions.  May have temperature changes due to working inside a shop.  There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.  Includes a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places.  One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin:  Fumes, odors, dust mists, gases or poor ventilation.  There is air and or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.

PAY:  Depending on Experience

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Open until filled.

TO APPLY:  Apply online at via the Careers page