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Chief Electrician

American Crystal Sugar Company
Drayton, ND
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The Chief Electrician will be responsible for planning, assigning, and assisting in all factory, agricultural, and operations maintenance activities at the factory. They will be expected to communicate with others to enable him/her to set appropriate priorities.

Principle accountabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Must be capable of reasoning through problems involving set up of routine and complex electrical projects as well as maintenance of processing equipment. The person must exercise judgments and planning in selecting and using materials, tools, and equipment in electrical construction or maintenance. All applicable work must be done in accordance with National and State Electrical Codes.

  • The person must have the ability required to perform a given job including, but not limited to, the use of tools or instruments required to perform electrical maintenance, new installations, and troubleshooting.

  • The person must have the necessary leadership skills to plan and direct the daily activities of the electrical department. The person must be able to work and communicate effectively with other factory personnel including end foremen, station people, management personnel, vendors, and technical representatives.

  • The person must furnish own hand tools as required to perform the duties of an "electrician". The person must be able to demonstrate proper/safe use of tools and instruments and be able to identify them by proper name.

  • The person will be expected to work with up to 12,470 volt 3 phase equipment and switch gear as well as lower voltages in both single and 3 phase.

  • The person will be expected to work with programmable controllers, distributed control systems and hardwired/software interlocks, variable frequency drives, DC drives and related appurtenances.

  • The person must have a basic understanding of the beet sugar process and ancillary services required for the process (i.e. boiler house).

  • The person will be expected to work safely under all weather conditions. Locations and at different elevations in the factory, yards sugar bins, and satellite piler sites. The person must be physically capable of using all required safety equipment to perform assigned tasks. The person must be physically capable of performing all maintenance tasks.

  • The person must have a working knowledge of OSHA standards and NEC to insure compliance by himself and others working with or around him.

  • The chief electrician must have a working knowledge of all major agricultural and process equipment and their associated processes.

Job Requirements:

  • Must have a Class A Masters license. Person must stay current with technical knowledge and state licensingrequirements.

  • The person must have the ability to read, understand, and to apply knowledge of written information such as electrical wiring diagrams, OEM manuals, schematics, blueprints etc.

  • The person must possess (or be qualified) for a valid forklift operator's license.

An Equal Opportunity Employer



American Crystal Sugar Company’s goal is to have the best workforce in the sugar industry.  We believe in working hard, taking pride in our accomplishments, and celebrating our successes. And our employees are our number one asset.  That’s why American Crystal Sugar Company jobs are available for people of all backgrounds and skill sets, and why we offer competitive compensation, benefit packages, and more.

We’re also champions of safety and customer satisfaction, and strive to be a progressive leader within the sugar industry. Our commitment is to be fair to all individuals while providing a safe and productive work environment that encourages the best in everyone. 

Year round positions offer Medical, Dental, Vacation, Holiday, Sick, Pension, 401k, and more!

American Crystal Sugar Company is a drug free workplace and conducts
pre-employment drug tests and criminal background checks. Equal Opportunity Employer

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