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ADM Electrical/Instrumentation Maintenance Specialist - Decatur, IL in Decatur, Illinois


Job Title:

Electrical/Instrumentation Maintenance Specialist - Decatur, IL


Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description:

Electrical/Instrumentation Maintenance Specialist - Decatur IL

This is a full-time, hourly position.

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Why Join?

  • Weekly Pay

  • Benefits Start First Day

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Insurance

  • On-site 24/7 FREE medical care facility

  • Health and Wellness Incentives

  • Membership to ADM Wellness Center (Gym membership)

  • Paid Vacation and Holidays

  • 401K/ESOP, pension with ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) matching contributions

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

  • Short & Long-Term Disability

  • Company Paid Life Insurance and Voluntary Life Insurance for Employees,’ Spouse and Children

  • Parental leave (paternity/maternity)

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Advancement Opportunities

  • Perks at work (discount program with several companies)

Job Description:

In addition to possessing core requirements necessary to be qualified as a 1st Class Maintenance, the following criteria should be met in order to be qualified as an Instrumentation Specialist.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience and/or equivalent degree or schooling (industrial or commercial setting)

  • Able to run conduit, troubleshoot, read blueprints

  • Associate's degree and/or Instrumentation education and knowledge of a PLC

  • Install, replace, repair, calibrate, and/or troubleshoot 4-20ma devices (temperature transmitters, pressure transmitters, flow transmitters, control valves, pH monitors, various types of level transmitters, pneumatic devices, etc.)

  • Use of HART communicator as required

  • Install and wire up PLC racks, power supplies, I/O cards, communication, scale transmitter inputs, etc. and be able to troubleshoot issues with any of these items

  • Ability and willingness to work overtime, nights, weekends, and holidays as needed in food grade and industrial areas including hazardous locations (Class I & Class II)

  • Industrial safety experience required, including, but not limited to, Lockout/Tagout, Confined Space, Arc Flash, Level 1-3 Electrical Training, etc.

  • Can terminate motors, troubleshoot controls, with use of multi-meter

  • Maintain accurate and through knowledge of manuals, publications and files concerning equipment, programs, and production processes, organization and record keeping skills are essential

  • Must be able to communicate with other employees in a clear and professional manner and cooperation with other departments and management in order to achieve efficient production processes in all areas

  • Ability and willingness to perform general industrial maintenance activities outside of instrumentation scope of work

Job Requirements:

  • Commitment to ADM’s goal of achieving a zero-injury culture by being an active participant in safety programs

  • Exhibit regular and prompt attendance

  • Requires a full range of physical motion in order to operate manual and electrically powered tools and electrical test equipment, to move throughout the facility, including climbing stairs in all buildings, and use manlifts

  • The position may require exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, and cleaners common to mechanical work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed

  • Able to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 55 pounds overhead

  • Able to operate equipment or diagnose/detect issues of machinery that may be located at different heights, at times requiring work on ladders, scaffolding, or other work at heights or in confined spaces

On-The-Job Training Requirements:

  • New colleagues will need to undergo on-the-job training to acquire skills and certifications, which will be assessed according to established standards

  • Complete ADM safety, food safety, quality, and environmental training

  • Participate in company planner operations training

  • Equipment training may include but not limited to JLP, Forklift, Non-DOT Truck, Reach Lift, Lock Out/Tag Out, etc.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to move about or to a work site by ascending/descending stairs, bending, kneeling and prolonged periods of standing and sitting, stooping, bending, kneeling, or squatting frequently

  • Ability to operate equipment or machinery that may be located at different heights; may require work on ladders, scaffolding or other work at heights or in confined spaces

  • Ability to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds on a frequent basis, up to 55 pounds on an occasional basis and up to 50 pounds overhead

  • Requires ability and willingness to wear respirators

  • Ability to walk up to two (2) miles during the course of a workday over uneven ground surfaces, and/or walking over Railroad tracks.

Working Conditions:

  • Ambient conditions – Work area is, typically, a non-air-conditioned production environment. Hot or cold Temperatures, all seasonal elements, both indoors and outdoors

  • Atmosphere: Dust (Peanut - known allergen), cotton, canola seed, and odor

  • Must be able to work around noise levels that may reach or exceed 85 decibels and require use of hearing protection for most of the work shift

  • Company provided protective clothing required: Uniforms, hardhats, earplugs, safety glasses, hair restraints, steel-toed shoes, gloves, and safety harness may be required based on task performed; employees are required to wear all required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) (i.e., hard-hats, safety glasses, earplugs, uniforms, and steel-toed boots) in addition to job specific PPE requirements. Employees in roles that require respirators will need to be clean shaven.

ADM requires the successful completion of a background check and medical clearance.


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About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.



Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM. (https://www.adm.com/en-us/culture-and-careers/diversity-equity-inclusion/)


Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we support your diverse needs with a comprehensive total rewards package to enhance your well-being, including:

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).

  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.

  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).

Additional benefits include:

  • Paid time off including paid holidays.

  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.

  • Tuition assistance.

  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.

*Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.