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Electrical/Instrumentation Maintenance Technician - Decatur, IL



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Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2024

Electrical/Instrumentation Maintenance Technician - Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois

Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description

Electrical/Instrumentation Maintenance Technician - Decatur, IL
Corn Division – Cogeneration Plant
This is a full-time, exempt position.

Job Description:
The ADM Cogeneration plant is seeking an experienced Electrical/Instrumentation Maintenance Technician to be involved in the day to day instrument and electrical operational activities of the Cogeneration Plant in Decatur, IL. The plant provides steam and electricity to various production processes on the Decatur Complex.


  • Recommend changes, modifications or up-grades of equipment to improve operations and reliability.
  • Read and understand equipment electrical and mechanical drawings and documentation
  • Written and Oral communications between operations, engineering and maintenance
  • Proactively participate in plant safety and quality programs.
  • Assist in developing & complying with safety, environmental, quality and production procedures / policies.
  • Install, maintain and repair electrical components such as rotating electrical equipment, variable frequency drives, motor controls, switchgear, and battery systems as required.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of standard electrical work practices and guidelines to include those outlined by such organizations as the National Fire Protection Agency (NEC) and the IEEE to insure a quality as well as maintain code compliant CoGen electrical systems.
  • Perform as a team member while supporting the planned, preventative, and/or predictive maintenance and project activities that support the electrical and process control systems of the plant
  • Perform as a team member or independently to trouble-shoot, diagnose, electrical power and control equipment. Responsibilities may also include process control component repair solutions.
The Electrical/Instrumentation Maintenance Technician will work in a plant environment and is expected to initiate work based on general instructions. The physical requirements of the job requires ability to climb stairs, lifting up to 55 lbs., prolonged periods of standing and sitting, computer work, meeting deadlines, providing calculated information, working in confined spaces and from heights, bending, kneeling, working adjusted hours, and working as instructed. Prompt attendance is a must.

Required Experience and Skills:
The Electrical/Instrumentation Maintenance Technician position requires at least two years of experience in an industrial setting. The candidate must have excellent time management and organization skills. Make decisions with limited experience/knowledge to plan and accomplish goals. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Strong mechanical skills, working knowledge of manual and powered tools, trouble shooting and the ability to plan procedures for completing a task. The candidate shall possess good leadership skills, able to work under time constraints, adaptable, have a high attention to detail and quality, and the desire to learn. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is preferred. A successful Electrical Technician shall possess a strong work ethic.
  • Technical aptitude in plant electrical systems, including motor controls, and voltage levels (24 VDC to480AC).
  • Experience and knowledge using electrical test equipment including Voltmeter , Trex ,475 Heart communicator and Process Meter.
  • Experience/knowledge of troubleshooting, repairing or replacing equipment and instruments
  • Experience/knowledge of AD/DC circuit theory.
  • Demonstrated participation in plant safety programs
  • Experience/knowledge process sensors / transmitters.
  • Experience/knowledge of electrical safety devices (breakers, fuses, etc.).
  • Prompt and consistent self-starter with ability to manage deadlines while juggling multiple tasks.
  • Excellent communication skills - both oral and detailed written are needed to be effective in this position.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are necessary to effectively interact with multiple employees, management personnel, and other stakeholders. Interpersonal skills employed include handling conflict; explaining problems and potential corrective actions for processes in a fair, honest, and direct way.
  • The candidate must be able to utilize independent judgment to solve problems, have excellent organizational skills, and strive for continuous improvement.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required for training.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Knowledge of production plant equipment and their interaction with process controls & instrumentation.
  • Familiarity with various electrical classifications including: Class I Division I, Class II Division 1 & II.

Excited about this role but don’t meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don’t check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.

ADM requires the successful completion of a background check.

Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we support your diverse needs with a comprehensive total rewards package to enhance your well-being, including:

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).
  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.
  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).
Additional benefits include:
  • Paid time off including paid holidays.
  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.
*Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.


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.

About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.

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