Organization: Sargento Foods
Date Posted: 2/26/2021
Location: Hilbert, Wisconsin
Type of Position: Full-Time, Skilled
Required Education: Associate Degree



Realize your ambition. Say cheese!

Your Story.
You enjoy defeating the magic of electricity and PLCs to optimize machines to perform at their best. Computers are control devices in your toolbox of tricks to control electrons and divert them to the proper time and space. Working with the team members to troubleshoot and solve minor to complex electrical needs of a state-of-the-art food manufacturing facility. 

Your Passion. Our Culture.
At Sargento, you work for a company you believe in, with a family of people who believe in you. Our culture stems from a simple premise: Hire good people and treat them like family. At Sargento, you can make decisions based on how they affect people as well as the long-term health of our company. You will be encouraged to make a meaningful difference in the community, in the company and in your career. With diverse experiences and tools to learn and develop, you can transform your aspirations into reality. If you’re ready for the right place to belong and grow your career, you can find it here.

What You Do.

  • Maintain and promote a safe work environment by taking appropriate safety measures.
  • Represent Sargento in a professional and ethical manner when dealing with governmental agencies (City, State, OSHA, DNR, USDA, etc.) and external entities (WI Public Service, Insurance Carrier, Security, etc.).
  • Strict house keeping of area.
  • GMP knowledge and practice at all times.
  • Pride and ownership in task and job performed.
  • Follow established maintenance excellence and required standards of excellence.
  • Utilize the predictive maintenance diagnostic tools and procedures provided, interpreting and documenting results.
  • Taking appropriate measures to prevent failure.
  • Monitors and advises on proper electrical installation and troubleshooting techniques, verifying that electrical and control standards and compliance guidelines / requirements are followed.
  • Determines the optimum frequency of preventative maintenance by reviewing the manufacturers service manual along with reviewing records of electrical related issues.
  • Will participate in, and write Lockout Tag out procedures, for new and upgraded equipment / facility installations, utilizing audits and PMs to stay current.
  • Understands production and operation schedules and confers with other staff and with maintenance supervisors to determine when planned electrical maintenance will least interfere with operations.
  • PLC install, replacement, diagnostics, and program changes.
  • PC based control installs, replacement, diagnostics, and program interpretation.
  • Robotic control and feedback device troubleshooting.
  • Meets daily with Manufacturing and Engineering to discuss Production electrical and electrical control needs.
  • Promotes necessary on the job training and coaching to further develop technicians electrically.
  • Mentors and assists in the development of Sargento apprentices and new Maintenance hires electrically related.
  • Assesses training needs electrically within the maintenance group for safety as well as developmental needs as necessary.
  • Installation of electrical components.
  • Reading and interpreting drawings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor and/or plant engineer.2nd and 3rd shift positions.

Your Education and Experience.

  • Your Education and Experience.Associate's degree (A. A.)
  • Industrial Electrician and control or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or Industrial Electrician and Control, State certified Journeyman’s License
  • All with three to five years related experience preferred. 

Your Qualifications.

  • Knowledge of proper PPE and electrical hazards requiring protection.
  • Knowledge of The National Electrical and local electrical codes.
  • Knowledge of the electrical construction and maintenance practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of engineering practices and procedures and related mathematics.
  • Skilled in the practical application of electrical testing devices.
  • Ability to read and understand electrical plans and complex circuit schematics.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and install control circuits and compute electrical formulas.
  • Knowledge of PLCS, specifically Allen Bradley

Our Environment.
Sargento is a refrigerated food production facility and the ability to work in a cold environment is a necessity. Machinery, moving mechanical parts, and robotics are used during production, so the work environment is usually loud. During sanitation work, you may be exposed to wet, humid, damp conditions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Your Needs. Our Values.

  • “People-First Culture” - Our people-first culture is founded on a simple premise: Hire good people and treat them like family. Your team really is your extended family and friends. Our Sargento Family rallies around those experiencing challenging situations and are the first ones to celebrate milestones.

  • Live Well, Work Well - You are encouraged and enabled to balance your career with interests and activities outside of work. We value Humor and Fun because we can laugh at ourselves and you can’t smile without saying “cheese”. Our CEO always says, if you’re not having fun at work or spending time with your family, then you’re doing it wrong.

  • Career Advancement - We support your career aspirations with individual development plans, career paths, coaching and mentoring through our “promote from within” philosophy. It is not uncommon for employees to start their career in an entry-level manufacturing position and with dedication, hard work, and our tuition reimbursement program they have the potential to advance into leadership roles.

  • Caring for Community - When you work here, you can make a difference in the company and in the lives of people in our communities, including supporting the United Way, Habitat for Humanity and feeding those in need. We partner with the Green Bay Packers through our ‘Touchdowns for Hunger’ program which has resulted in donating $1.3 million to date for hunger relief. We support our employees who serve their communities year-round including providing paid time off to contribute to causes that are meaningful to them.

  • Brand Innovation & Leadership - We’re a national brand, owned by a real family. Because we are privately-held every employee is considered part of the Sargento Family and can make a meaningful impact. We seek people who will challenge assumptions and introduce new ideas to help achieve our corporate goals. We are an industry leader because of our quest to find the next breakthrough and have been a Nielsen Award Winner thanks to our game-changing products.

Our Story.
With 2,000 employees and net sales of $1.4 billion, Sargento Foods is a family-owned company that has been a leader in cheese for more than 60 years. We created the world’s first, successful pre-packaged sliced and shredded natural cheeses. Sargento is based in Plymouth, Wisconsin, where we manufacture and market shredded, sliced and snack natural cheese products, as well as ingredients and sauces. Sargento is known for the exceptional quality of our products and for product design, packaging and merchandising innovations that have transformed our industry.


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