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Electrician, Master

Department:  Plant

Reedsburg, WI, US, 53959


At Lakeside, we're committed to growing our company – and our people. When you join the Lakeside team, you’ll become part of our family. Since 1887 we’ve produced a diverse line of canned and frozen foods. We sell our products through major retailers, food service distributors and national restaurant chains. We’re driven to find new, innovative ways to serve our customers and our community. And there’s a seat at the table for you. 





Install, maintain, and repair the electrical system of the facility to provide power for buildings, equipment, lighting, and other electrical controls as required in accordance with codes, regulations, and safety specifications.




  • Install and monitor performance of installed electrical equipment for hazards, adjustments, or replacement.
  • Repair, install, replace, and test electrical circuits, equipment, and appliances using appropriate tools and testing instruments.
  • Repair and maintain motor control centers and programmable logic controls (1000 volt and below).
  • Make emergency repairs when necessary to offset excessive downtime and production delays.
  • Maintain centralized and subsidiary boards, generators, and substation installations.
  • Plan electrical secondary system additions or modifications.
  • Read, employ, and update electrical panel schedules.
  • Proceed on assignments with minimum supervision and guidance.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by the Operations Manager.
  • Adhere to all Lakeside Foods policies and procedures.
  • Observe and comply with safety precautions, utilizing extreme care on troubleshooting and repairs where high voltages are involved.
  • Notify Operations Manager immediately if any unsafe or potentially hazardous conditions are discovered.
  • Diagnose and repair or replace faulty printed circuit boards.
  • Be able to write, monitor and troubleshoot complex PLC programs.
  • Be able to read and draw electrical blue prints and schematics
  • Troubleshoot and repair printers, metal detectors, scales and filler systems.
  • Be able to tear down and set up fillers, baggers, and other equipment needed for the daily operation of the lines.




  • High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
  • Must be certified by the State to meet all requirements necessary to hold a Master Electrician rating
  • Three to 5 years related experience and/or training   


  • Ability to install and maintain motors, welding equipment, lighting fixtures, generators, circuit breakers, and transformers as appropriate to the position.
  • Ability to use appropriate tools and diagnostic equipment to repair, install, replace, and test 1000 volt and below electrical circuits, equipment, and appliances.
  • Ability to diagnose and repair electrical controls, industrial motor control centers, and programmable logic controllers for secondary systems 1000 volt and below.
  • Ability to read commercial electrical blueprints and apply NEC through the full range of commercial and industrial maintenance and construction projects.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.


  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instruction furnished in written and oral, or diagram form.


  • Through individual and team efforts, enthusiastically work toward the continuous improvement of his/her job, work area, department and Lakeside as a whole.  Fully participate in TAL by "living" Lakeside's Standards of Conduct and being an active member of operational and project teams.  By action and work, clearly and visibly demonstrate the spirit of teamwork, cooperation and respect for others in all business transactions and exchanges.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.


  • Standing/Walking/Sitting – must be able to stand entire shift, walk periodically for parts and materials.  Limited sitting is required.
  • Lifting /Carrying – able to regularly lift up to 25 lbs; lift up to 100 lbs on an occasional basis during a repairs. Must be able to carry up to 75 lbs for 100 feet.
  • Pulling/Climbing – able to pull items of 200 lbs occasionally.  Must occasionally climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and in adverse conditions. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate during the off season, high to excessive during our production season. 





Lakeside Foods welcomes people of all backgrounds and the varied ideas they bring to the workplace. Being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer is part of our heritage and culture. We recruit, hire and promote employees based on qualifications and merit, without regard to race, religion, age, gender, disability, marital or veteran status. 


Nearest Major Market: Madison