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E&I Maintenance, BioPDO

Company: Primient
Location: Greenback
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

Electrical & Instrumentation Technician


Established yet entrepreneurial: Primient is an industry leader with proven products, six manufacturing plants, 1500+ employees and deep roots in corn wet milling. Yet we're also a brand-new company that is ready to drive change and create impact.

Inspired by a meaningful purpose: we use renewable sources to produce plant-based ingredients for some of the world's best-known brands. It feels good to produce safe, high-quality, sustainable products - that go into everything from sodas to hand cream and cardboard to clothing.

Poised for a new era of success: we're investing in our plants and people to unlock our potential in the industrial and food sectors. Guided by our values of Safety, Excellence, Integrity and Growth, we're focused on growing our business, our reputation and the career of every colleague.

Key Relationships

Reporting to an Area Maintenance Coordinator, this position works closely with other plant maintenance personnel, contractors, and process technicians.

Role purpose

E&I Technicians at our Loudon plant are responsible for the safe operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of a highly automated, state of the art system that produces distinctive, high quality ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage, and other industries.

Main accountabilities

  • Plan, layout, and perform diversified installation, maintenance, and repair operations, as assigned to maintain the physical plant, machinery, equipment, and auxiliaries in proper operating condition.
  • Work from drawings, P&IDs, sketches, diagrams, manuals, work orders, and oral instructions to install, adjust, repair, and perform maintenance duties.
  • Use measuring and testing instruments.
  • Deliver effective turnover to the oncoming team through verbal and written communication (logbook).
  • Maintain, adjust, install or repair (from an electrical need) physical assets included but not limited to: pumps, pipes, vessels, motors, conveyors, mills, etc.
  • Safely perform all required duties. Includes but not limited to, performing safety audits, monthly training topics, and daily safety messages.
  • Maintain a clean work environment per established Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Required to learn all aspects of Technical Process Operation via a progressive training program and demonstrate proficiency.
  • Train other technicians.

    Physical Requirements

    This position requires the ability to safely perform the following tasks:
    • Lifting of up to 55 pounds without mechanical assistance.
    • Climb a vertical ladder up to 15ft
    • Climb several flights of stairs, several times a shift
    • Stand for up to 1 hour without sitting
    • Bending and twisting motion at the waist and knees
    • Ability to work a rotating shift schedule with the flexibility to work alternate schedules as needed.

      Work Environment

      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is potentially exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions on site. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. The position regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside conditions that include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust. In addition this job also operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

      Skills and experience required
      • Minimum of a high school diploma or the equivalent. Verifiable electrical maintenance technical training.
      • 3+ years of chemical or industrial manufacturing experience preferred.
      • Experience working on hydraulic and pneumatic systems and troubleshooting issues.
      • Knowledge of pumps, compressors, distillation systems, reactors, centrifuges, filtration and evaporation systems preferred.
      • Experience working a rotating shift schedule.
      • Able to communicate well verbally and orally.
      • Must be well-organized, attentive to detail, and efficient.
      • Able to demonstrate basic mathematics, reading comprehension, and problem solving.


        Rewards & benefits

        Competitive salary with performance linked enhancements / 401 K matching and non-contingent matching plans / Healthcare / Medical insurance

        Career development

        Our structure provides autonomy and accountability in your role. You have scope to develop a depth of expertise and the opportunity to take on new challenges to promote professional growth.

        Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

        We are passionate believers in the power of difference. We strive to represent the communities in which we operate and to provide an inclusive, welcoming environment for all. We want Primient to be a place where every employee feels they belong and knows they are seen, heard, valued and safe to speak up. Our aspiration is to unlock the full potential in diverse perspectives, while offering everyone an equal chance to grow, thrive and progress.

        Primient is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of an inclusive workforce.

Keywords: Primient, Knoxville , E&I Maintenance, BioPDO, Professions , Greenback, Tennessee

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