empirical foods

Electromechanical Technician

Job Description

Join the future of food!

At our company we strive for continuous improvement, not only in our processes, but in our people.  High quality employees allow us to remain on the leading edge of innovation.  With you, we make things better!

KEY TASKS:        

  • Assist with projects and tasks associated with the installation of new and test systems.
  • Assist with implementation of equipment and instrumentation related to the projects assigned.
  • Assist with mechanical and process observation, fact finding, communication of results, and recommend improvements or alterations.
  • Responsible for and self-starts fact finding and communication required to help the company improve, alter, or eliminate issues.
  • Repair, service, adjust and test equipment and production equipment such as air systems, electrical wiring, electrical assemblies and hardware.
  • Assembles and disassembles equipment effectively and efficiently while maintaining high maintenance and safety standards.  Assembles wires and electrical components, installs electrical assemblies and hardware.
  • Collaborates and Communicates effectively with other employees to improve execution of tasks.
  • As experience is gained, shares information to enhance the skills of others.
  • Will utilize both hand and power tools effectively while maintaining high maintenance and safety standards.
  • May operate forklifts, hoists, and other heavy equipment.
  • Immediately reports or repairs any problem noted during shift. Communicates across the company as needed to involve the right resources for the problem at-hand.
  • Will maintain the integrity and follow procedures and processes put into place by ownership.
  • Ability to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • Reasonable mechanical background and experience in servicing precision machine parts.
  • Communicates effectively both verbally and in written form.
  • Ability to read and interpret Drawings and schematics.
  • Above average electrical/electronic background.
  • Position requires strong observation, analytical and evaluating skills to report on and troubleshoot various types of precision equipment.
  • Qualified applicants must be self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of and ability to maintain certification to operate material handling equipment (forklift, scissor lift, etc.).
  • Compliance with all safety and sanitation guidelines.
  • Must be able to lift, push and pull up to 60lbs.
  • This position requires walking, standing, twisting, reaching, bending, climbing and lifting.
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, including weekends.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Must have regular and punctual attendance.

Our company is known for its competitive pay, benefits, and opportunities to advance.  Depending on position benefits may include:  Health/Dental/Vision, Disability, Life, Flex Medical and Dependent Care, Matching 401(k), Profit Sharing, Paid Vacation and Holidays.

Our company is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sex in violation of Title VII.  The company prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment and students on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled
Post offer physical and substance testing required.

Contact Information

Business Name: empirical foods
Street: 891 Two Rivers Dr
City/State/Zip: Dakota Dunes, SD 57049-5156
Local Phone: (605) 217-8000
Fax: (605) 217-8001
Email: hr@empiricalfoods.com
Website Address: http://www.empiricalfoods.com

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