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Electrician - Chicago

There’s Always a Seat at Our Bar 

The Lagunitas Brewing Company began on a kitchen stove in Northern California in 1993 and has always looked to the future – whether supporting local communities by turning beer into money for the cause, or fueling stories, songs, and experiences with our IPA. Wherever you go: Beer Speaks, People Mumble. 


About the Role 

An Electrician at Lagunitas performs maintenance to production equipment with focus on keeping our new, state of the art facility at peak operational performance and efficiency, always considering safety and quality as top priorities. This individual reports directly to the Maintenance Manager, and frequently interacts with peers and leadership from Quality, Brewing, Packaging and other departments across the facility. 


What You'll Do

  • Installs and maintains electric motors, control cabinets, motor starters, drives, wiring, sensors, switches, and general electric/electronic devices.
  • Troubleshoots and maintains control systems, HMI’s (PanelView), programmable logic controllers (Allen Bradley, Siemens), Variable Frequency Drives, and power distribution systems.
  • Maintains and calibrates instrumentation equipment (Endress + Huaser).
  • Troubleshoots and maintains industrial process control networks and components (Profibus, ASiBus, Ethernet, DeviceNet).
  • Identifies root cause of problems. Proposes and implements solutions.
  • Reaches out to vendors/OEMs as needed for technical support.
  • Uses Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to check work order assignment and report completed work.
  • Generates parts requisitions using parts inventory control system.
  • Completes preventive maintenance routines as assigned.
  • Attends shift change meetings & participates in all continuous improvement initiatives, contributing to the achievement of Company goals and KPI's.
  • Promotes, adheres to, and acts as a role model of all safety standards/policies set by Lagunitas and OSHA; actively participates in safety meetings, audits, and good catch program.
  • Keeps work area clean and organized; ensures that good housekeeping and safe work practices are followed.
  • Other duties/projects as assigned by leadership.


What We're Lookin' For

  • Minimum 5 years of industrial electrical experience; Food or beverage industry, brewing or high speed carbonated beverage packaging experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience with trouble shooting and basic programming of automated equipment control platforms (i.e., Allen- Bradley, Siemens PCS7, Rockwell Automation); strong analytical skills.
  • Experience completing preventative maintenance activities; ability to complete basic mechanical maintenance tasks.
  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot fiber optics and telephone lines is a plus.
  • Ability to read schematics, blueprints, and equipment manuals.
  • Ability to use a computer, keyboard, and calculator, as well as precision measuring equipment, testing equipment, and special tools.
  • Results driven, proactive, able to work effectively with minimal supervision, both individually and within a team.
  • Excellent communication skills, able to clearly articulate issues, opportunities and risk.
  • Work environment is both indoors within a Production environment and outside in the elements/ potential inclement weather conditions.
  • Ability to stand and walk for majority of shift; ability to stoop, kneel, bend, crawl, climb and work in tight spaces.
  • Must be able to work flexible/rotating/off shifts, holidays, weekends and/or overtime as necessary to support business operations.


Come as You Are 

At Lagunitas, we welcome people (and dogs) from all walks of life. Anyone, regardless of their race, creed, nation of origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, veteran status, marital status, or age, has a home here. Love, progress, and acceptance will always have a seat at our bar.    

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