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Company: Pacific Ethanol Inc
Location: Boardman
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: Electrician

Reports to: Maintenance Manager

Department: Maintenance

Location: Boardman

Starting Pay: $35/hour (DOE)

Supervises: N/A

Classification: Non-Exempt

Criminal and TWIC background check as well as a drug screening required; Alto Ingredients participates in E-Verify.

Build your career with Alto Ingredients! Earn a competitive salary, benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and 401k with a company dollar-for-dollar match up to 6%, a Wellness program, a stipend for fitness center expenses, a generous paid time off (PTO) program, and service awards for career longevity. Also, Alto Ingredients values the communities where we work and live, and offers an extra 8 hours of paid leave for employees who volunteer their time and talents in their community.

Environment: Alto Ingredients, Inc. (ALTO), formerly known as Pacific Ethanol, Inc., is a leading producer of specialty alcohols and essential ingredients. The company is focused on products for four key markets: Health, Home & Beauty; Food & Beverage; Essential Ingredients; and Renewable Fuels. The company's customers include major food and beverage companies and consumer products companies. For more information, please visit www.altoingredients.com.

.Job Purpose: To provide electrical and mechanical plant maintenance to the facility and all process equipment to ensure continued ethanol production.

The following is a list of major duties and responsibilities for this position along with certain supportive duties. It is not all-inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be added as needed and in addition; and, management may modify this job description as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for electrical, wiring maintenance and repair decisions affecting equipment for plant operations.
  • Maintains the mechanical and electrical functioning of pumps, valves, conveying systems, air compressors and such.
  • Receives wiring diagrams, specifications and instructions from supervisor covering emergency and scheduled repairs, installation, and electrical inspection work to be performed.
  • Analyzes circuits, wiring diagrams and drawings to install, repair, calibrate, service or replace electronic devices and systems.
  • Performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical theory and principles, statutory codes, properties of materials and principles of operation of electrical equipment. Starts up and shuts down equipment in accordance with company safety procedures for machine activation and shutdown and in line with OSHA requirements.
  • Services electronic equipment by checking, testing, and replacing faulty components, circuits, printed circuit boards, and similar electronic devices.
  • Fabricates parts if not commercially available, using machine and hand tools common to the trade.
  • Determines need for, analyzes, and makes necessary running adjustments, repairs and overhauls.
  • Notifies supervisor of potentially dangerous electrical equipment noted and corrective actions to take.
  • Ensure a safe, healthy work environment by following all safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and regulations per the Company's IIPP, job safe practices and other related programs.
  • Performs a variety of electrical, mechanical repairs, maintenance, and other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 4 year apprenticeship program or equivalent to obtain journeyman license


Minimum prior and type of experience

  • 4 years electrical experience/Oregon State electrical license
  • General Journeyman License
  • Manufacturing plant maintenance and repair experience preferred
  • Limited Maintenance Electrician

Minimum Knowledge/skills/abilities

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Detailed oriented and multi-tasking is a must
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to learn data entry
  • Valid Oregon driver's license

Physical Requirements

  • Able to walk, stand and move around the plant facility freely.
  • Able to climb stairs and ladders to check equipment and gauges and to work on equipment.
  • Able to use hands to handle, feel objects; use tools, work with controls and gauges; must be able to reach.
  • Able to kneel, crouch, stoop, crawl around equipment to do work.
  • Able to hear equipment and determine problems.
  • Work in hot and cold weather conditions.
  • Sit at a desk for part of the day to write reports.
  • Must have good vision and be able to see clearly in close and distant situations; and distinguish colors.
  • Able to communicate with others by phone and in person, in noisy conditions.
  • Able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds alone.

Criminal and TWIC background check as well as a drug screening required; Alto Ingredients participates in E-Verify.

Keywords: Pacific Ethanol Inc, Yakima , Electrician, Other , Boardman, Washington

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