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Smithfield Maintenance Technician 1 in Orange City, Iowa

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US-IA-Orange City

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Employee is responsible for day to day maintenance and upkeep of plant grounds, facilities, offices and DAF unit. This includes but is not limited to all maintenance operations on and away from the production floor. This role will conduct daily preventative maintenance inspections as well as assigned tasks as needed. Operation of DAF will require understanding of use of chemical additions to control waste water discharge of BOD, TSS, & FOG. Additional use of computers and analytical testing will be required

Core Responsibilities

(To perform this job successfully as trained, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned)

  • Repair and/or replaces plant equipment or systems on a schedule or emergency basis.

  • Performs preventative maintenance activities as required.

  • Performs basic maintenance on office, grounds and facility equipment as needed.

  • Assist with new installations and other projects as assigned by supervisor.

  • Consistently works in a safe manner.

  • Maintains safe and compliant operation of Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) system.

  • Performs other duties as required by supervisor and / or manager.

  • Maintains presentable upkeep of plant grounds and surroundings.

  • Frequent use of computer systems

  • Performs routine bench top analytical tests and use of typical testing equipment

  • Works with waste water chemistry and processes


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.

  • Secondary education and/or technical trade certification preferred.

  • Minimum of 1 year in a maintenance/wastewater role preferred.

  • Certified/licensed Waste water operator preferred.

  • Experience in refrigeration, building/facility maintenance, meat processing/grinding equipment, machine drive equipment and electrical control systems are also preferred.

  • Forklift certification, Lockout/Tag out certification.

  • Trained in confined space procedures.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Basic knowledge of computers.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Strong reading, writing, and analytical skills required.

Careers and Benefits

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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,, and connect with us onFacebook ( , 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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Job LocationsUS-IA-Orange City



FLSA StatusHourly

Shift1st, 2nd, or 3rd Shift