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Company: Lamb Weston
Location: Boardman, OR
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Food, Beverage


Job Description Summary

The Electrical Lead position will oversee all electrical maintenance personnel and will report directly to the Electrical Maintenance Team Leader. This position is responsible to oversee, provide guidance and direction to electrical maintenance personnel and outside contractors with troubleshooting, repair, preventative maintenance, and equipment installations throughout the plant. This position will assist the maintenance team leaders by writing job plans, Preventive Maintenance Plans (PM's), Maintenance Work Orders (WO's) and Purchase Requisitions (PR's).

Job Description

  • Responsible to meet all duties of the electrical tech lead and demonstrate advance leadership skills
  • Maintains safe work practices at all times and participates in safety programs.
  • Assures that safe work practices are followed in all work groups.
  • Supports and provides effective leadership for all safety policies, practices and initiatives.
  • Supports, provides leadership and assists in the administration of all company policies and procedures.
  • Abides by all company work, safety, and hygiene rules and regulations as outlined in the employee handbook.
  • Drives CPS programs such as 5S and Center lining throughout the plant.
  • Provide technical directions to maintenance personnel.
  • Review maintenance crew's job progress (follow up) and check on completed tasks to ensure competent craftsmanship.
  • Coordinate “on-line” maintenance activities with production supervisors.
  • Coordinate with maintenance supervisors regarding “ critical” items / WO's that need to be taken care of during scheduled plant downtimes and during shift cleaning and cut change events.
  • Ensure the WO's are being properly completed and returned
  • Work closely with production supervisors to avoid unnecessary plant downtimes.
  • Develop plans to accomplish line related maintenance tasks to avoid / minimize plant downtimes.
  • Work closely with all maintenance personnel to minimize downtimes, optimize workload, prioritize work activities and ensure that resources are used properly and affectively.
  • Able to lead in developing labor and material cost estimates for tasks or projects.
  • Write job plans, PM's and generate WO's to help boost our preventive maintenance program.
  • Be involved in the design process of upgrades and new processing equipment.
  • Will perform as an Electrical Technician when needed and other duties as assigned.
  • Schedules training, assigns tasks, assesses competence, and critiques ongoing and finished work, sets priorities and other responsibilities as authorized.
  • Works closely with plant management, maintenance leads, and production leaders to establish sound maintenance program to optimize plant performance.
  • Responsible for keeping Plant PLC and HMI system current


The following equipment and/or tools are used in performing the duties of this position and must be used in accordance with established safe practices and procedures

  • Hand tools
  • Power activated tools
  • Diagnostic tools
  • Electrical meter
  • Computer and associated plant software
  • Standard preventive maintenance tools
  • Strobe, IR, Vibration, Ultrasonic, and deflection

Job Qualifications


  • An Oregon Electrical Journeyman or an Oregon Electrical Supervisor license with an Oregon PLC certification or equivalent knowledge and experience is required.
  • Two years of electrical schooling from an accredited vocational school or equivalent military training in the electrical, instrumentation or electronics field is preferred.
  • A minimum of two years of certified journeyman experience and 3-5 years of experience is preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret plant drawings, detailed equipment schematics, and O&M manuals required.
  • Advanced knowledge of plant controls and process control systems.
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership skills.
  • Completion of leadership skills training or education and/or previous leadership experience is required.
  • **Not licensed in Oregon? Must be licensed in electrical in another state and able to sit for the electrical journeyman test in Oregon and have 5+ years PLC experience programming and troubleshooting. **


The physical demand described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. While performing the duties of the job, the employee:

  • Must be able to lift, push, and pull heavy items.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds six feet above the ground, with assistance (or remove six feet above the ground).


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the functions of this job. The employee:

  • Will work in all areas of the plant, both inside and outside during any and all weather conditions.
  • Will regularly work near moving mechanical parts, around electrical equipment and open circuits.
  • May work on wet, icy, or greasy floors.
  • Is frequently exposed to extreme cold surroundings.
  • Is exposed to humid conditions as well as hot and cold environments.
  • May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration.
  • Will regularly work in an environment in which the noise level is usually high.


To be considered for a Lead position a person should have the following qualifications in
Addition to the qualifications set forth for the Tech. I position.

  • Should be the “go to person” for staff or supervisors to be able to troubleshoot and repair all plant electrical problems.
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership skills. Must support all company policies, procedures and initiatives.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of all plant electrical system and be able to troubleshoot difficult electrical problems.
  • Should be able to place orders, work closely with vendors and plant personnel to properly select / specify components, equipment or instrumentation needed to complete a project with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to direct people that are assigned to work for them.
  • Displays superior leadership, personal initiative, and good communication skills in order to work with other associates and salaried personnel in a positive manner, supervise work groups, and “run” projects.
  • Must achieve an excellent working report from plant management, supervisory staff, leads, and fellow colleagues.
  • Ability to fill in for a Team Leader Maintenance in their absence.
  • Has a good working knowledge of the NEC/ Oregon specialty codes and can ensure that plant electrical work is performed according to code.
  • Involved in the design process of upgrades and new electrical systems.
  • Must have advanced working knowledge of PLC systems, PLC programming, and demonstrate PLC system troubleshooting skills.

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