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Instrumentation and Electrical Technician - Decatur IL



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Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024

Instrumentation and Electrical Technician - Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois

Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description

Instrumentation and Electrical Technician- Decatur IL
This is a full-time, hourly position.
Shift(s) Available: Ability to work any shift, overtime including weekends, holidays, or different shifts with advance notice as needed.

ADM is a part of the production of 30% of the food supply globally, on average you touch at least 7 items per day made with ADM ingredients. 25% of production for ADM is right here in Decatur, IL. We make ingredients like Corn Oil and Soybean Oil which can be found in chips or salad dressing. Everyone who works here is a big part of feeding the world.

Learn more about ADM, click the links below;

Why Join?

  • Weekly Pay
  • Benefits Start First Day
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • 401K/ESOP, pension with ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) matching contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Company Paid Life Insurance and Voluntary Life Insurance for Employees,’ Spouse and Children
  • Parental leave (paternity/maternity)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Perks at work (discount program with several companies)
Job Summary:
This position will utilize developed skills to implement the assigned activities of the predictive, preventive, or planned maintenance programs designed to support the power, motor control, process control systems, or pneumatic systems of the plant. The I&E technician is expected to troubleshoot, diagnose, propose, and implement equipment repair activities that may or not be included in the planned work. Technician will communicate job status using a maintenance management software system, through verbal communications, or through other written communications. The I&E tech will follow all plant safety and operating guidelines as well as all standards of electrical safety and maintenance practices.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Perform as a team member, or independently, to troubleshoot, diagnose, propose and implement repair solutions for electrical power and control equipment, as well as process control components
  • Comprehend and implement standard electrical work practices and guidelines including those outlined by organizations such as the National Fire Protection Agency (NEC) and the IEEE to ensure a quality, as well as compliant, product
  • Utilize the functions of the maintenance management system to facilitate job plans and record maintenance activities on plant assets
  • Understands their role in food safety and quality systems, actively participates in food safety efforts and ensures all activities conform to good manufacturing practices.
  • Responsible for utilizing the Performance Excellence process.
Job Qualifications:
  • Committed to ADM’s goal of achieving a zero injury culture; understand and follow company safety procedures
  • Basic knowledge of AC/DC circuit theory
  • Basic knowledge of process sensors/transmitters
  • Basic knowledge of electrical safety devices (breakers, fuses, etc.)
  • Demonstrated safe work behavior and a sincere desire to follow and improve upon safety policies and procedures
  • 2-4 years instrumentation experience and/or equivalent degree or schooling (industrial or commercial setting); able to run conduit, troubleshoot, read blue prints
  • Excellent communication & organizational skills; able to collaborate with colleagues and management teams to complete assignments in a timely manner
  • Willing to improve technical skills through on-the-job and/or outside training
  • Willing to work shift and weekends as needed
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with our CMMS (Maximo)
  • Detailed understanding of Food Manufacturing Plant Operation and Maintenance.
Working Conditions:
  • Dust
  • Chemicals / Irritants
    • The scope of the position requires exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, and cleaners common to mechanical work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed
  • Inside areas:
    • Spring / Summer: Temperatures in some areas of the facility will be up to or exceed 100 degrees
    • Fall / Winter: Temperatures in the facility may be at or below freezing
  • Outside areas:
    • Spring / Summer: Outside temperature may be up to or exceed 100 degrees with potential for high humidity; may be exposed to inclement weather conditions including, but not limited to, rain and wind
    • Fall / Winter: Outside temperatures may reach freezing or below; may be exposed to inclement weather including, freezing rain, sleet, snow, and wind
  • Some manufacturing processes within the facility are highly reliant on machinery and other processing equipment and, as a result, noise levels may reach or exceed 85 decibels and require use of hearing protection for most of the work shift
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to thirty (30) pounds on a frequent basis, up to fifty (50) pounds on an occasional basis
    • Lifting or carrying of weights over fifty (50) pounds is rare; employees are encouraged to request assistance in lifting or carrying objects that weigh more than fifty (50) pounds
  • Ability to traverse up to two (2) miles during the course of a work day
  • Ability to move about or to a work site by stooping, bending, kneeling, or squatting frequently during the course of a work day; may require periods of prolonged sitting or standing
  • Ability to operate equipment or diagnose/detect issues of machinery that may be located at different heights; may require work on ladders, scaffolding, or other work at heights
  • Full range of physical motion is required in order to operate manual and electrically powered tools and electrical test equipment, to move throughout the facility, including climbing stairs in all buildings, and to work at heights
ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check.​



Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM.

ADM unlocks the power of nature to enrich the quality of life. We're a premier global human and animal nutrition company, delivering solutions today with an eye to the future. We're blazing new trails in health and well-being as our scientists develop groundbreaking products to support healthier living. We're a cutting-edge innovator leading the way to a new future of plant-based consumer and industrial solutions to replace petroleum-based products. We're an unmatched agricultural supply chain manager and processor, providing food security by connecting local needs with global capabilities. And we're a leader in sustainability, scaling across entire value chains to help decarbonize our industry and safeguard our planet. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional and sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow. Learn more at www.adm.com.

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