Swing Shift Electrical/Automation Technician - Atfn

Ajinomoto Frozen Foods Portland , OR 97228

Posted 4 weeks ago


Under the direction of the Operations Director. This position will perform troubleshooting and repair, and provide technical support for all phases of the operation. The position is a technical career position in Ajinomoto Foods, Inc. This position requires proficiency in multiple skill clusters including a thorough understanding of fluid power, mechanical systems, and manufacturing processes. The ability to function effectively in a team environment and interact productively with all levels of management and operations is required.


  • Maintain and perform preventative maintenance activities on all assigned systems/equipment.

  • Complete accurate and timely documentation of maintenance records and take regular system readings.

  • Observe and test system operation, using gauges and instruments.

  • Is engaged in dismantling, assembling, and installing equipment.

  • Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format, and completed with required information.

  • Memorialize Machinery operations, creating SOP's, Training Materials, and PM work orders.

  • Organize and provide basic Automation training sessions to Maintenance and Operations personnel.

  • Ensure all required information is documented in accordance with SOP's.

  • Assist in maintaining parts and supplies inventory by reporting low supply levels to Supervisor.

  • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.

  • Follow Good Manufacturing Practices.

  • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.

  • Follow all required work safe practices, including lockout-tag out requirements and wearing of all required PPE in designated areas, confined space safety, safe chemical handling, fall restraints, etc.

  • Work in extremely cold environment of

  • 10 to

  • 28 Fahrenheit with the appropriate usage of all required PPE

  • Perform all other work as assigned.


  • 3-5+ years' experience in a Mechanical position in an industrial environment.

  • Training beyond high school including either an Associate Degree in Electronic Technology or closely related technical field preferred, or a combination of education and experience which may include skilled trade programs, military training or other training as applicable

  • Must have a working knowledge of Windows based software, such as Microsoft Excel and Word, and computerized maintenance management system.

  • The ability to read and understand schematics and blue prints

  • Root cause & troubleshooting skills are a must.

  • Must have working knowledge of basic hand and power tools.and lock out tag out processes and procedures

  • Knowledge in the theory and application of electronic devices such as industrial semi conductors, solid state drives, and industrial control systems; experience in the operation of PLC systems and control and data collection instrumentation and transducers

  • Working knowledge and skills in tools and components used in maintenance and repair of mechanical systems such as bearings, gears, clutches belts, and seals; ability to troubleshoot and maintain hydraulic and pneumatic components and systems

  • Possession of one or more of the skills is a plus

  • Basic Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) skills necessary to understand the operation and interfacing characteristics of microprocessors; experience in PLC operation to include basic system configuration and hardware, relay equivalent instructions, timers/counters, data manipulation, data communications and advanced programming commands, as well as interfacing, troubleshooting and application and program development; demonstrated skills or training in electronic motor drive technologies including servo- motors, encoders, tachometers, electronic and mechanical brakes and clutches, closed loop systems, DC servo, AC variable frequency, AC servo and stepper systems.
  • Must be able to communicate both verbally and written; high level critical thinking, and problem-solving Certification: Certifications in any technical field or techniques is a plus

  • Solid communication skills

  • Must have ability to train others

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Swing Shift Electrical/Automation Technician - Atfn

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