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Automation Controls Technician

James Skinner Baking Company Omaha, NE

Job Description


Responsible for assisting in the design and build of electrical components for equipment that the engineering group is working on.


  • Build whole cabinets for equipment
  • Rebuild cabinets/Replace obsolete components on equipment and lines in the plant
  • Programing for bakery equipment (Learn from Automation Lead)
  • Work closely with Plant Engineers and Fabrication team members to build new equipment and/or improve existing processes
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Abide by all regulations, policies, codes, work procedures, and instructions.
  • Follow all safety rules and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and use all appropriate safety equipment.

(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is illustrative ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.)


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

• Oral Communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.

• Written Communication—the individual edits work for spelling and grammar and is able to read and interpret written information.

• Planning/Organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently.

• Quality—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.

• Adaptability—the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent changes, delays or unexpected events.

• Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.

• Safety and Security—the individual observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.


Associates degree in electrical field with programming experience preferred.

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 ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Knowledge of NEC, NFPA and ISA standards.

Knowledge of Safe Quality Food (SQF) standards is a plus.

Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment is essential.


A two year technical degree or related work experience is required.

Five years experience with process controls is required.

Mechanical experience is a plus.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; twist; bend; stoop; lift up to 50 pounds, talk, and hear.  The employee will be standing for long periods of time and will be required to walk on a slippery production floor.  Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Temperature in the plant can reach 100 degrees in the summer and 50 degrees in the winter, will be exposed to flour and gluten, will enter the freezer. 

The noise level in the plant is moderate to loud in areas. 

Job Details

Date Posted August 25, 2017
Address 4651 F Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Engineering
Job Type Full-time Employee
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
Hours 40+ hours per week
SOC Category 17-3023.03 Electrical Engineering Technicians
Zipcode 68117
Name Kelly Paxton
Address 4657 G Street
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68117
Phone 402-609-4837
FAX 000-000-0000

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Salary Continuation
  • Vision
  • Paid Vacations
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Sick Leave

This job requires the following skills

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Electrical
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Manufacturing - Engineering
  • Manufacturing - Maintenance
  • Manufacturing - Technologist, Other
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • And More ...