Amy's Kitchen

Electrical Instrument Technician

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Rosa
Position Type
Full Time
Location : Location
US-CA-Santa Rosa


Provide support to maintain and repair electrical systems, apparatus, and electrical and electronic components of industrial machinery and equipment by performing the following duties.

Shift: 1st 

Pay: $37.50-$53.50

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Diagnose electrical issues using drawing references and online PLC and HMI tools to support daily production.
  • Calibration of various types of instrumentation devices.
  • Online program changes to HMI and PLC programs that will be supported by Engineering.
  • Trouble shoot, repair and install industrial electrical motors, PLC’s, HMI’s, various control devices, 3-phase and single-phase branch circuit’s problems, and instruments.
  • Install and/or repair wiring, conduit, branch service and power supply for plant equipment and facilities.
  • Install/program and troubleshoot adjustable frequency AC and DC motor drives. 
  • Tests malfunctioning machinery and discusses malfunction with Engineering or maintenance workers, such as Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Supervisor to diagnose malfunction.
  • Support electrical installation of engineering projects.
  • Support to maintain consistent electrical documentation for machine drawings, facility layout and MCC load lines.
  • Work on PLC, HMI, Drives, Control Net, Device Net, and Ethernet.
  • Provide technical guidance and training to 1 and 2 mechanics respectively as well as help leads, supervisors and manager in troubleshooting and repair of all plant systems.
  • Must have knowledge of NEC color code and know how to use the book.
  • Diagnose and replace faulty mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic components of machines and equipment.
  • Perform trouble shooting, repair and preventative maintenance on a wide variety of equipment, machines and facilities.
  • Minimize production downtime due to mechanical and electrical reasons through quick response.
  • Conduct preventative maintenance inspections and perform required preventative maintenance actions as instructed by supervisor or manager.
  • Utilize a wide variety of hand, portable and machine tools to perform assignments.


It is the responsibility of all employees to uphold the mission of the Amy’s Food Safety and Quality Policy.  This includes following all Food Safety and Sustainability programs and participating in all required training. 



This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications and Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • College degree preferred but High school diploma or general education degree (GED) will be accepted; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • 5 to 7 years related experience and/or training.



  • Requires a well-rounded and experienced knowledge of the practices, tools, equipment and materials used in assigned skill trade area.
  • Some knowledge of PC controlled equipment preferred.
  • Needs to be able to effectively communicate with, and explain problems to, multiple layers in the organization.  This includes technical (e.g., coworkers, supervisor, and manager) and non-technical (e.g., other managers, support groups, etc.).


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and electrical schematics.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This position will at times require long hours, weekend work, and call backs. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; and extreme heat.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


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