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Scottsville, Kentucky
Job Type
8 Sep 2022
$23.87 - $36.26

Why Smucker is the Place for You

You deserve a positive and encouraging work environment. One that allows you to deliver your best work while enjoying each day. That is exactly what you will find at Smucker.

Inspired by our unique culture, we are determined to support every employee as part of our commitment to be an employer of choice. Highlights include:

Commitment to pay progression (opportunity to grow compensation as you expand your capabilities)
Comprehensive benefits package effective first day of employment, including: medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) Savings Plan with up to 7% Company match, 3 weeks paid vacation, 12 paid company holidays plus 4 personal days, Parental leave, and Annual Holiday Bonus
Ensuring a collaborative and friendly workplace - an environment you will look forward to coming into each day

Your Opportunity

At Smucker, we view our manufacturing operations as the heart of our efforts to deliver food people and pets love. It is foundational to our commitment to provide safe, high-quality products our consumers count on for themselves and their families. With this, we believe passionately in promoting manufacturing as a career. That means ensuring continued growth and development opportunities to help you expand your skills while providing an enjoyable and supportive environment.

In this role you will:

The Right Role for You

Are you motivated by the chance to help provide quality products consumers count on every day? Are you interested in working with a collaborative team to get the job done while learning new skills? If so, please read further for more specifics around the E & I opportunity at our site.

We're looking for a candidate who is .

Able to assume responsibility for the manufacturing of consumer foods which comply with all food safety, quality, and regulatory requirements.
Able to support our company and site safety policies and perform work related activities in a safe manner. Able to recognize unsafe working conditions, coach peers, and suggest new safety standards as appropriate.
Able to perform the necessary activities to operate, maintain and clean production equipment.
Able to follows and improve documented operational, maintenance and sanitation standards in a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) work environment.
Able to perform equipment changeovers and sanitation activities.
Able to perform preventative maintenance activities (i.e., lubrication, etc.) and create work orders, in a timely manner to maximize performance of our plant equipment. The ability to improve and modify preventative maintenance activities as appropriate.
Able to inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair electrical, instrumentation, controls and automation equipment and software.
Able to demonstrate proficiency in operation and troubleshooting of the following:
Power Distribution
Studio5000 or Logix5000 platform hardware and software
Drives and Motion Control
FactoryTalk ME & SE
Ethernet/IP Control Network
Food Manufacturing and Utility Instrumentation
Maintains and properly operates electrical testing equipment.
Utilizes drawings, prints, and instruction manuals to determine proper steps to be taken for equipment preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs.
Adheres to company drawing and documentation standards.
Able to coach other team members on electrical, instrumentation and controls skills, machine functionality, defect identification and resolution and equipment repair.
Able to travel and actively participate in training and qualification programs for designated line/area; able to participate in assessments and ensure effective training and consistent qualification standards are maintained.
Able to use continuous improvement tools, including breakdown elimination to eliminate losses and drive issues to root cause. Able to document, communicate and implement corrective and preventative actions.
Able to own one or more technical, safety or quality systems. Able to assume responsibility for building technician skill as well as provide continuous coaching.
Able to create documentation as needed (SOPs, Job Aids, PM Improvements, etc.).
Able to maintain knowledge/skill/ability by attending technical training sessions, participating in vendor visits and scheduled maintenance activities as well as attainment of expertise in advanced E&I technology (networks, servers, FactoryTalk, Motion Controls, etc.).
Able to obtain/maintain maintenance low voltage qualification within twelve months of start date.
Able to utilize technology (i.e., computer, etc.) to maintain accurate records and data as well as utilizing the Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) and online training resources.
Able to maintain an accurate electronic database of repair and maintenance activities including parts usage and time tracking.
Able to facilitate effective shift pass downs with the prior/next shift to discuss safety, quality, and production issues.
Able to lead/manage projects to improve safety, quality, and production results in a designated area.
Capability to work independently as well as in a team environment and be willing to help solve problems and implement solution
A proven track record of good attendance and consistent performance delivering consistent safety and quality
Flexibility with working a 12-hour shift and overtime related to covering down day activities as well as for coverage for outages on other teams
High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
Associates or technical degree or training preferred.
Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience with electrical systems, PLC, motor and motion controls, SCADA systems, device and information networks, sensors, instrumentation equipment for manufacturing is required.
Previous mechanical/maintenance experience preferred.
Previous food manufacturing experience preferred.


Able to read, understand, and follow documents such as safety policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and general instructions.
Working knowledge of general electrical safety.
Working knowledge of electrical schematics, power distribution and controls, motor and motor controls, PLC logic controls, HMIs, and other industrial controls.
Able to understand and carry out both oral and written instructions.
Possess strong communication skills, including the ability to give and receive feedback.
Able to provide leadership and prioritization in designated equipment area.
Able to set and meet goals.
Able to prioritize and manage workload in a changing environment.
Works well with support personnel to maintain high standards for safety, quality, and reliability and drive improvements.
Able to make data driven decisions and engage others as appropriate.
Basic mathematical, statistical, and analytical skills.
Able to learn company specific computer systems, including maintenance enterprise system.
Physical requirements of the job include the ability to:
Lift and carry up to 50 pounds
Stand, sit, walk, enter confined spaces, push, pull, kneel, squat, and climb
Perform repetitive actions, reach, and feel


Employee is required to have a minimum of 20/40 vision in each eye with or without corrective lenses. The applicant must pass a standard eye exam.


Employee must have the ability to perform the essential job functions identified above consistent with safety standards and practices with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Work Environment:

The work environments characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

Learn More About Working at Smucker

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Our Continued Progress on Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

Our Values That Define the Smucker Culture
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  • Job Reference: 707446942-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: The J. M. Smucker Company
  • Location: Scottsville, Kentucky
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Permanent