Smithfield Power House Technician in Mason City, Iowa
Employee is responsible for preventive maintenance and repair of processing and packaging equipment in the facility. In addition to these skills, this individual will be responsible for safe and compliant operation of refrigeration, ammonia, HVAC and engine processes.
Operate boiler system, ammonia refrigeration system, air compressors and wastewater treatment system
Follow written and verbal procedures to comply with company and governmental regulations
Work as a member of a round-the-clock team utilizing written, verbal and email communication
Read, record and interpret data from gauges, computer programs and measurement equipment
Enter and retrieve information from a computer system; Microsoft Word/Excel, SAP, and Internet
Perform preventative maintenance tasks and inspections on all associated systems.
Perform basic mechanical repairs on all associated systems; e.g. fans, pumps, valves and motors
Effectively troubleshoot the systems both mechanically and electrically.
Utilize schematics to aid in troubleshooting
Install all kinds of plumbing (not including welded lines)
Follow PPE requirements to work with hazardous chemicals; e.g. acids, bases, anhydrous ammonia
Operate fork lifts, scissor lifts and similar equipment
Perform water testing for wastewater, boiler and refrigeration system
Maintain and clean equipment and area
Provide feedback to help improve systems
Perform other duties as assigned
High School diploma or GED and 3-5 years’ experience in the maintenance filed; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to work with or without supervision.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Effectively utilize measuring equipment
Knowledge of electrical and plumbing a plus
Prior experience reading schematics and hydraulic drawings, preferred
May be required to work long hours and weekends
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.
Work Environment & Physical Demands
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. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Work Environment & Physical Demands
The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions, extreme cold and heat, working near appropriately guarded 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 40,000 U.S. and 15,000 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 many industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to cut our carbon impact by 25 percent by 2025. 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 (https://www.facebook.com/SmithfieldFoods/) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/SmithfieldFoods?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) , LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/smithfield-foods) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/smithfieldfoods/?hl=en) .
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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Job LocationsUS-IA-Mason City
FLSA Status Hourly
Shift 2nd Shift