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Journeyman Electrician

Journeyman Electrician

Field of Work:  Facility Management

Tangent, OR, US

Legal Entity:  KWS Seeds, LLC (0058)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Onsite
Job ID:  12816

Interested in becoming a valued team member at our production facility in Tangent, OR USA for the #1 sugarbeet seed brand for growers in North America?  We currently have an exciting opportunity as an Electrical Journeyman.  This position will coordinate and oversee day to day maintenance operations within the production facility using a maintenance software program and serving as the electrical and SCADA expert on all processing equipment.   



The Electrical Journeyman will coordinate and oversee day to day maintenance operations within the production facility using a maintenance software program and serving as the electrical expert on all processing equipment.



  • Supervise and train the maintenance personnel to identify electrical maintenance issues and safe work practices
  • Ensure proper predictive, preventive maintenance practices are adhered to and accurately documented
  • Perform electrical maintenance and repairs on all equipment and facilities
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Work on planning and implementing projects as a team member or independently
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with maintenance and production staff
  • Install and maintain process controls and troubleshooting
  • Work closely with the production, research, QC, and mechanical maintenance staff on daily operations and projects
  • Verify all electrical installations onsite meet Oregon laws, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Ensure Company handbook, Rules, Guidelines and Procedures and safety policies are followed, and personal protective equipment is used correctly
  • Occasionally travel and/or drive and/or operate a forklift on behalf of the business
  • Meet attendance requirements
  • Wear required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as needed
  • Flexibility to work rotating shifts including on-call as needed (including weekend, night shift, and holidays)
  • Other duties as assigned



  • 3+ years of relevant work experience or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • Oregon Electrical Journeyman’s license or Limited Journeyman Manufacturing Plant Electrical license
  • Demonstrated strong team leadership, communication, organizational and training skills
  • Strong mechanical skills
  • Ability to read and fabricate from blueprints, shop drawings and sketches
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Able to become forklift certified



  • Millwright, or mechanical certification
  • Experience in servicing equipment including but not limited to mechanic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical
  • Computer experience, with knowledge of maintenance software, Auto Cad, Excel, and other Microsoft based programs



  • Competitive salary (base salary starting from 83k / year based on qualifications)
  • Health, dental, vision benefits
  • Pension plan and 401(k) with employer match
  • Flexible paid-time-off (PTO)
  • Professional training and development opportunities
  • An international and diverse team


Working Environment:

Must wear required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as needed. Work in elevated and precarious places and able to cover multiple areas including staircases safely and quickly. Able to work in varied environmental conditions (loud, hot, cold, dusty, damp, etc). Flexibility to work rotating shifts as needed (including weekend, night shift, and holidays). Ability to work individually and within a team setting.



Physical Demands:

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and move objects up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


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About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.5 billion in the fiscal year 2021/2022. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugarbeet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €285 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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