Maintenance Technician

Smithfield Foods, Inc. Sioux Center , IA 51250

Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Locations

US-IA-Sioux Center

Your Opportunity

A great job-and a great future-awaits you at Smithfield Foods. As the world's largest pork processor and hog producer, we're a $15-billion global food company with more than 52,000 employees. We're looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us.

What we offer:

  • A variety of career paths, including:

  • Production

  • Maintenance

  • Quality Assurance/Food Safety

  • Hog Procurement

  • Opportunities for career growth

  • Tuition assistance

#BringHomeTheBacon with industry-leading wages as well as benefits packages that are available after 90 consecutive days of work.

Pay and Benefits included for this role include, but are not limited to:

  • $18.80 - $28.95 /Hourly Starting Pay

  • Currently Hiring for 2nd and 3rd Shifts

  • Comprehensive Health Insurance

  • Retirement Benefits

  • $2,500 Relocation Assistance

  • $3,000 Welcome Bonus

  • Gift Options:

After successfully completing 90 days of employment with Smithfield Foods, all new hires who start after 4/5/21 will also be eligible to select a GIFT!

  • Apple Products

  • Samsung Products

  • Amazon Gift Card ($150)

Today, and every day, we stand as a Smithfield Family to #ThankAFoodWorker. And at Smithfield, we reward those who embrace Responsibility.

Additional information about these, and other programs will be provided during orientation to new hire.

Core Responsibilities

  • Installs replacement belts, filters, gears, chains and valves.

  • Rebuilds valves, pumps and gearboxes.

  • Troubleshoots pneumatic, electric and hydraulic machine problems and makes necessary repairs.

  • Performs repairs to machines involving machine guarding, bolt replacement, breakdowns due to mechanical wear and plumbing.

  • Welds machine components.

  • Performs preventive maintenance tasks such as lubricating parts, drives chains, etc.

  • Handles installations, including hooking up air, water, gas and the alignment and leveling of equipment.

  • Complete ALL repair slips given on a daily basis and communicate to the Maintenance Manager if tasks cannot be accomplished before leaving.

  • Complete established preventative maintenance duties on a daily basis.

  • Basic understanding of how steam works.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • High School diploma or GED, required.

  • 2+ years' experience in the maintenance (or related) field, required.

  • Ability to weld stainless steel and other related metals, preferred.

  • Knowledge of electrical circuits and troubleshooting, preferred.

  • Prior experience reading schematics and hydraulic drawings, preferred.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Bilingual, preferred.

  • May be required to work long hours and weekends.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

  • Specific vision includes close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.

  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 43,000 U.S. team members and 16,000 European employees are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly." and have made us one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield, Eckrich and Nathan's Famous, among many others. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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