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Plant Electrician

Date: May 4, 2019

Location: Destrehan, LA, US, 70047

Company: Bunge

Bunge Limited (, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries with approximately 32,000 employees. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed; produces edible oil products for consumers and commercial customers in the food processing, industrial and artisanal bakery, confectionery, human nutrition and food service categories; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat, corn and rice to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.

Position Summary:

The candidate will be responsible for the electrical maintenance of a grain export facility in Destrehan LA on a rotating shift basis. This will include troubleshooting and repairing electrical equipment in the facility.  

Core Functions:

Documented prior experience and/or training as an electrician to include proficiency in the following areas:

  • Performs electrical and mechanical operations necessary for the construction, installation, repair and operation of equipment and devices of the plant.
  • Troubleshoot and repair electrical components of mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic industrial equipment (includes 480 volt MCC motor starters and control circuits)
  • Maintain electrical switchgear
  • Lay out and install conduit
  • Reads and interprets drawings and layouts.
  • Sets up and operates the equipment necessary to perform all functions of the craft.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area and removes material and equipment from job site. Assists in overall plant cleanliness and housekeeping.
  • Works at all areas of the plant including, indoors, outdoors , confined spaces, and  working at heights with the proper PPE
  • Complete any and all other duties as assigned by the Maintenance Manager.
  • Abide by all company rules and policies as well as good manufacturing practices.
  • Must actively participate in Bunge’s Employee Safety Policy
  • All job duties require attention to safe operation and demonstration of safe work habits and behaviors.  This includes the use of appropriate personal protective equipment for the job task.


Skill/Experience Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Associates degree and/or Technical Certification preferred
  • 5 years of industrial electrical experience preferred
  • Documented experience or training
  • Ability to work Overtime required both as part of the normal schedule and to provide coverage as needed.
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Desired:
    • Knowledge of PLC’s (troubleshooting ladder logic) and instrumentation
    • HVAC experience
    • Working knowledge of Vibration Data Collector and Thermography

Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans

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