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Kreher's Family Egg Farm Technical Associate II (Electrical) in Basom, New York

The full-time Technical Assistant at Kreher Family Farms assists the maintenance team with limited supervision in all construction and maintenance activities, and in performing the duties relative to the design, installation, repair and troubleshooting of electrical/electronic equipment. The Technical Associate II is working to learn how best to fix, install and maintain electrical components at our Sunrise farm in Basom, NY.

This position also includes responsibilities such as:

  • Support the activities of the Maintenance Team within all construction and maintenance activities.

  • Understand role in servicing the customer through efficiency and quality in installing and repairing electrical components.

  • Continually develop knowledge of fixing, installing and maintaining electrical components for the egg farm.

  • Work under limited supervision and independently, where appropriate, in the electrical installation, repair and preventive maintenance of production equipment.

  • Keep informed of mechanical and plumbing systems as they relate to electrical / electronic components.

  • Complete work orders following proper Egg Farm standards to include dates, times, thorough explanations, people involved, problem resolution, etc., and submit to technical manager.

  • Work with and train team mates in the proper methods for repairing and conducting preventive maintenance on all electrical equipment on the farm.

  • Learn and apply new methods and technologies.

  • Maintain shop area and equipment used for repairs.

  • Show flexibility; cross train within the maintenance department, move to different areas, etc. as needed.


  • An associate’s degree in Electric Technology or equivalent training and experience is required.

  • Must have a strong knowledge and aptitude with computers.

  • Takes part in an active rotating “on call” program where you will be able to get to the farm within 15 minutes.·

  • Able to work under limited supervision to:

  • Trouble shoot, and understand the capacitors on a single-phase electric motor.

  • Perform intermediate-level diagnostics on the following:

  • motor power circuits

  • VFD components, with existing program

  • PLCs

  • electrical power circuits and electrical control circuits

  • ethernet, Modbus, Modbus Plus, and fiber networks

  • S08 communications protocol

  • mechanical, plumbing, refrigeration, and boiler/hot water systems

  • gas space heaters

  • repairs and installations on raceways, and wire/conductors

  • electrical panels


Health, dental, vision and supplemental insurances available

401k plan with company contribution


Daytime work schedule, OT available