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Electronic and Instrumentation Technician

Norbord in Bemidji, MN, USA

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type


Why Work Here?

“Do you want to thrive in an environment that truly rewards success through a very generous benefits package that includes profit sharing?”


Reporting to the Electrical Supervisor, this position will be responsible for the inspection, installation, repair, adjustment, construction, modification, calibration, programming and wiring of electrical and electronic apparatus, devices, and circuits of any voltages in the mill or assigned area. The technician will also be responsible for the service of all types of electrical, electronic, pneumatic, and electro-mechanical equipment and any type of integrating and graphical control, and electronic or mechanical instruments. This position will work in 12 hour rotating shifts in a 24/7 operation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Safety - Promotes, adheres to, and contributes to plant safety programs and ensures compliance with best maintenance practices (BMP’s).
  • Safely operate and test energized electrical systems
  • Under little supervision, performs a variety of tasks involved in the provision of E&I services, internal customer service and reporting
  • Read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics and electrical code specifications to determine layout of industrial electrical equipment installations
  • Install, examine, replace or repair electrical wiring, switchgear, transformers, reactors, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, fiber-optic and coaxial cable assemblies, lighting fixtures and other electrical components
  • Use required equipment including hand tools, calibrators, and electrical test equipment including multi-meters to test electrical and electronic equipment and components for continuity, current, voltage and resistance
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, repair, calibrate, test and install electrical motors, alternators, industrial storage batteries and hydraulic and pneumatic electrical control systems and other related devices including but not limited to pressure, flow, temperature and safety monitoring devices
  • Conduct preventive maintenance and keep maintenance records
  • Evaluate processes for improved quality, cost effectiveness and potential growth.


  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of:
  • Troubleshooting control loops, single point devices, networked devices
  • Process instrumentation
  • Communication protocols (4/20mA, Hart, Fieldbus)
  • Troubleshooting and testing of power systems (24Vdc, AC systems up to 4160 V)
  • Technical documents (P&IDs, Electrical Drawings, Technical Manuals)
  • Extensive knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC5 and ControlLogix, Ethernet Connect Control Systems, and Allen Bradley AC Drives, reading logic documentation or PC interface


  • Associates Degree/Technical Degree or Higher preferred, namely in Process Instrumentation or other electrical discipline.
  • 3-5 years’ experience providing E&I services in an industrial manufacturing setting
  • Strong computer proficiency required, namely the ability to operate a variety of electronic and microcomputer instruments used to measure and control variables such as pressure, flow, temperature, and level.


  • Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong work ethic and superior trouble shooting skill.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A proactive individual with a strong preventative maintenance approach.
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills with planning on a daily basis.
  • Constant walking and stair climbing.
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed.
  • Results driven with proven problem-solving abilities.


About Norbord:

Norbord Inc. is an international producer of wood-based panels Headquartered out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Norbord Operate 17 manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe and Canada. We manufacture Oriented Strand Board in the United States, Canada and Europe. In addition, we manufacture MDF, particleboard and furniture in Europe.

At Norbord, a commitment to safety, quality and customer service has earned us a reputation as a leading producer of wood based panels. As demand for Norbord’s products grow, we continually seek bright and talented people in all areas of our business. With competitive salaries and benefits and company profit-sharing, Norbord offers one of the strongest and innovative compensation packages in the industry.

Norbord is committed to providing its employees with the training, skills, and opportunity to achieve their highest potential. Norbord offers the opportunity to excel, express ideas, and make a profound impact within our team driven organization.

If you are a team player who takes pride in a job well done and want to make a real impact at the place you work, look into a career with Norbord. You will like what you see.

Norbord is an equal opportunity employer

Company website:

Company address: 4409 Northwood Rd NW, Solway, MN 56678

Posted date: 10 days ago

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