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Shearer’s is a privately held producer, co-manufacturer and distributor of quality snack foods sold under the Shearer’s brand, and other private labels. As a matter of fact, Shearers is the number one producer of kettle cooked chips in the world! As the leader in North America, we private label and co-manufacture salty snacks and we are the second largest producer of cookies and crackers. We utilize our manufacturing expertise to serve as a strategic supplier to our partners, who are nationally recognized retail and restaurant brands. So, while you may not be familiar with our name, you likely eat the products we make on a regular basis. With exceptional competence in product development, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution, we continue to realize significant growth in each segment of our business. Headquartered in Massillon, Ohio, we have over 5,000 associates in 11 state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution sites in North America. You can visit our website at

At Shearer’s, we provide the safest environment possible for our employees by providing proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), frequent and thorough sanitation practices, social distancing, daily temperature checks, as well as virtual interviewing options.  Safety is our absolute priority.

Night shift Electrician

Newport, Arkansas - 40 miles southwest of Jonesboro

Starting at $29.37/hr. | Monday-Friday | 11pm-7am

Your seat at the table

Shearer’s Foods, Inc. is currently seeking a State Licensed Journeyman/LME who is eager to work in a challenging, fast paced environment. They will analyze/correct problems and repair/overhaul electrical equipment and controls.

What you bring to the table

  • Must be an Arkansas State Licensed Journeyman/LME
  • 2 - 5 years Manufacturing Maintenance Electrical experience
  • Must have PLC experience
  • Must know how to use VOM Meter, Megger, AMP Meter and Chart Recorder
  • Sound working knowledge of Electrical Safe Work Practices; AC and DC Electrical Theory; reading/creating electrical prints and control schematics; motor control; personal computer hardware and software; computer networks; pneumatic and hydraulic valves; photo eyes; proximity sensors; limit switches; breakers; fuses
  • Must have basic electric motor repair, electrical construction, trouble shooting skills
  • Must have some electrical schematic and blue print reading skills
  • Must know the operation of a motor starter and how to rebuild it
  • Must have some understanding of AC drive motor controllers
  • 2-4 years Maintenance Mechanic experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to comprehend complex verbal and written instructions

Essential Functions

  • Effectively troubleshoot, determine causes of failure and perform corrective actions
  • Support predictive and preventative maintenance program
  • Support internal projects
  • Drive plant control system upgrades
  • Repairs, installs, replaces and tests electrical circuits, equipment, PLC components, and appliances by using hand tools and testing instruments
  • Inspects and tests electrical equipment, lighting, signal, communication, and power circuits
  • Isolates defects in wiring, switches, motors and other electrical equipment using instruments such as ammeters, ohmmeters, and voltmeters
  • Replaces faulty switches, sockets, and other elements of electrical systems as needed, and has the ability to dismantle electrical machinery and replace defective electrical or mechanical parts such as gears, brushes and armatures
  • Has the ability to test and complete circuits according to blueprint and diagram specifications
  • Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures and inspects completed work for conformance with requirements of existing building and safety codes
  • Must be able to repair or replace all electrical devices including, but not limited to: breaker panels, motor starters, heaters, fuses, lights, AC drives, motors, electrical switches, etc. – all in accordance with state and federal codes, including company policies and procedures
  • Must be able to perform construction work such as running conduits, pulling wire, installing switches, breaker panels, etc. – as needed to supply power to plant electrical apparatus
  • Must be able to maintain a log (work sheet) of equipment repairs and problems. A list of electrical maintenance that needs to be done must also be kept
  • Must be able to assist all other maintenance personnel in the event of a major plant break down
  • Must be able to identify numbers and locations of plant breaker panels
  • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements

  • Be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Be able to work bending, squatting, or lying on your back
  • Be able to walk, requiring many trips throughout the plant and related areas carrying tools
  • Be able to maneuver in close quarters and climb stairs, ladders, scaffolds, and catwalks during the performance of your job

Working conditions

The position is located in a manufacturing environment, which includes:

  • Exposure to high temperatures
  • Fumes or airborne particles
  • Cleaning and sanitation chemicals
  • Moving mechanical parts and vibration
  • Loud noise level
  • Elevated Heights
  • Allergens

We Offer a Feast of Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Flexible Spending Account, Retirement Savings Plan with Match, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Group Critical Accident Insurance, Group Critical Illness Insurance, Employee Assistance Plan and numerous opportunities to volunteer in the communities in which we operate.

You will be considered for employment in our inclusive workplace

Because at Shearer’s, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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