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Alto Ingredients

Alto Ingredients

Pekin, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 20, 2024

Job Title: Instrument Electrician

Reports to: Maintenance Manager

Department: Maintenance

Location: Pekin

Supervises: N/A

Classification: Non-Exempt

Build your career with Alto Ingredients! Earn a competitive salary, benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and 401k with a company 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.


Alto Ingredients, Inc. (ALTO), is a leading producer of renewable fuel and essential ingredients and the largest producer of specialty alcohols. The company is focused on products for five key markets: Health, Home & Beauty; Food & Beverage; Industry & Agriculture; 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.

Our Pekin campus produces products destined for Health, Home& Beauty; Food and Beverage; Industry & Agriculture; Essential Ingredients; and Renewable Fuels markets. All personnel are responsible for the safety of these products, which includes participation in training, following cGMP and feed/food safety requirements in the facility, and following procedures per instruction of management.

Job Purpose: To provide electrical 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, management may modify this job description as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Experience and knowledge in the installation, troubleshooting, calibration, and repair of the following systems and equipment:

  • Industrial power generation and distribution equipment, low medium voltage
  • Maintenance of transformers, circuit breakers, and protective relays
  • Motors and motor control circuits
  • Variable frequency drives
  • Boiler and burner controls
  • Pneumatic and electronic process instrumentation; flows, pressure, and temperature measurement, pneumatic relays
  • Control systems and PLC troubleshooting
  • Electronic and pneumatic control valves
  • Vibration and thermographic image analysis
  • Responsible for electrical, wiring maintenance and repair decisions affecting equipment for plant operations.
  • Maintains the 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.
  • Stay current on all required Safety, Zen QMS and IT training
  • Performs a variety of electrical, mechanical repairs, maintenance, and other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 4-year apprenticeship program or equivalent experience
  • Armed Services Training/OJT/Critical Controls Operation


Minimum prior and type of experience

  • Instrument / Electrician Journeyman or equivalent
  • Plant electrical/instrumentation experience – 2 year minimum
  • Associate degree in Electronics or Electronics Technology field
  • Manufacturing plant maintenance and repair experience preferred

Minimum Knowledge/skills/abilities

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Detailed oriented and multi-tasking is a must
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, needing minimal supervision

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.
  • Interested candidates, please apply at https://www.pacificethanol.com/careers.

Alto Ingredients, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Alto Ingredients participates in E-Verify; Criminal background check and drug screen required.