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Post Holdings Inc. Electrical & Instrumentation Apprentice in Lawrence, Kansas

Brand: Post Consumer Brands

Categories: Operations Production

Locations: Lawrence, Kansas

Position Type: Regular Full-Time

Remote Eligible: No

Req ID: 24001

Job Description

Business Unit Overview

Headquartered in Lakeville, Minn., Post Consumer Brands, a business unit of Post Holdings, Inc., is dedicated to providing people and their pets with delicious food choices for every taste and budget. The company’s portfolio includes beloved brands such as Honey Bunches of Oats®, PEBBLES®, Grape-Nuts® and Malt-O-Meal® cereal, and Peter Pan® peanut butter, as well as Rachael Ray® Nutrish®, Kibbles ‘n Bits® and 9Lives® dog and cat food. As a company committed to high standards of quality and to our values, we are driven by one idea: To make lives better by making delicious food accessible for all. For more information about our brands, visit www.postconsumerbrands.com and follow us on LinkedIn for the latest news. Brand Post Consumer Brands recently acquired several iconic pet food brands, venturing into a new market while remaining true to our purpose to provide delicious and accessible food that our consumers love. We’re always searching the center store for the next exciting product to add to our portfolio, and right now, we’re growing and need passionate, driven individuals with diverse perspectives to help us reach greater heights. That’s where you come in. Join a team where your voice is not only heard but valued. Make a real impact on brands enjoyed by millions of people and their pets. Location Description The Lawrence, Kansas facility is 236,000 square feet and home to about 155 hard working team members who are proud to produce iconic pet food brands like Kibbles 'n Bits®. Lawrence is a college town and the home to both the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University with Kansas State University about 85 miles away. The city is known for a thriving music and art scene and is also the home of the University of Kansas athletic teams. Responsibilities Electrical & Instrumentation Apprentice Starting rate: $32.19 per hour The Post Consumer Brands facility in Lawrence, KS operates a 24/7 production schedule. Production team members will work: · 12-hour shifts, either 6am - 6pm or 6pm - 6am (shifts do NOT rotate!) · Work 3 days one week and 4 days the next week (either Tuesday - Thursday or Saturday - Monday with alternating Fridays) · Shift premiums up to $1.50 per hour The E&I Technician Apprentice position is a multi-year program to prepare an individual to assume the role of Electrical & Instrumentation Technician. In the Apprentice role, you will train to: Maintain and repair all electrical, instrumentation, controls, and automation equipment and software in a way that achieves customer satisfaction in support of the manufacturing of Kibbles ‘n Bits Become proficient in operating and troubleshooting of the following: Power Distribution Studio5000 or Logix5000 platform hardware and software Drives and Motion Control FactoryTalk ME & SE Ethernet/IP Control Network Food Manufacturing and Utility Instrumentation Maintain and properly operate electrical testing equipment Utilize drawings, prints, and instruction manuals to determine proper steps to be taken for equipment preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs; adhere to company drawing and documentation standards Perform preventive maintenance activities and work orders in a timely manner to maximize performance of plant equipment. Improve and modify preventative maintenance activities as appropriate Use continuous improvement tools, including breakdown elimination, to eliminate losses and drive issues to root cause; documents, communicates, and implements corrective and preventative actions Maintain a clean, sanitary and orderly work area to ensure employee and food safety Qualifications The successful candidate (s) for this role will have the following qualifications: Possess a high school diploma or a GED Associates, technical degree or training is preferred Working knowledge of electrical systems, PLC, motor and motion controls, SCADA systems, device and information networks, sensors, instrumentation equipment for manufacturing Previous mechanical/maintenance experience is preferred Previous food manufacturing experience is preferred Willing to work a flexible schedule as needed Able to read, understand, and follow documents such as safety policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and general instructions Working knowledge of general electrical safety Working knowledge of electrical schematics, power distribution and controls, motor and motor controls, PLC logic controls, HMIs, and other industrial controls Good communication skills, including the ability to give and receive feedback Able to provide leadership and prioritization in designated equipment area Able to set and meet goals Able to prioritize and manage workload in a changing environment Able to work both independently and on a team Works well with support personnel to maintain high standards for safety, quality, and reliability and drive improvements Able to make data driven decisions and engage others as appropriate Basic mathematical, statistical, and analytical skills Excellent computer skills Able to learn company specific computer systems, including maintenance enterprise system Desire to work in a constantly changing, progressive environment Expectations: Able to operate, perform basic physical activities: climbing, standing, bending, twisting, and moving around stairs, ladders, platforms and various equipment Able to lift objects up to 60 pounds frequently Must be able to effectively read, comprehend, interpret, record, and apply information from documents Stand, sit, walk, enter confined spaces, push, pull, kneel, squat, and climb Perform repetitive actions, reach, and feel

Post Holdings provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)