Division/Department: Pork

Location: Ottumwa, IA

Job title: Maintenance Supervisor

Reports to: Charlie Cockrell

T ype of position: Full-time

General Description:

  • Perform skilled maintenance activities including construction, welding, brazing, soldering, plumbing and hydraulics.

  • Supervise maintenance employees.

  • Prepare weekly maintenance schedules and allocate work.

  • Participate in coordination of projects.

  • Monitor inventory of materials and equipment.

  • Monitor all production areas to ensure proper functioning of equipment and machinery.

  • Prioritize work orders and schedule mechanics according to immediacy and necessity of orders

  • Train employees on Safety Procedures including, but limited to Lock-Out Tag-Out, Power Industrial Truck, Scissor Lift, Harness/Fall Protection, etc.

  • Adjust, repair and replace electrical and electronic equipment.

  • Participate in HAZMAT team to ensure preparedness for emergency situations.

  • Promote and encourage safety in all aspects of maintenance.

  • Arrange for completion of required paperwork, such as payroll.

  • Attend meetings as scheduled or called.

  • Safety background desired.

  • Inspect facility periodically to determine problems and necessary maintenance.

  • Spend time in plant verifying team members with hands-on training and comprehension.

  • Ensure adherence to quality standards and health and safety regulations.

  • Goal oriented and possess root cause analysis skills.

  • Ability to lead people toward achieving personal and plant results.

  • Assist HR with maintaining accurate pay for hourly

  • Job postings and keeping accurate records of placement

  • Coordinates maintenance employee’s responsibilities and oversees the mechanical of equipment.

  • Responsible for correcting or facilitating correctible measures when downtime results from mechanical or technical defects.

  • Processes maintenance downtime report for corporate and plant management. Assigns work orders or special projects to maintenance employees

  • Maintain and contribute to department budget and ensure compliance.

  • Conducts preoperational inspection and handles maintenance concerns of Production Supervisors to make sure operation begins as scheduled.

  • Reviews maintenance purchase requisitions and submits for approval.

  • Tends to other duties as needed.

Required skills:

  • Be able to communicate verbally and in written form in English

  • Ability to perform general mathematical calculations.

  • Mechanical inclination and knowledge of job specifications.

  • Industrial construction experience beneficial.

  • Previous hourly maintenance and supervisor experience preferred.

  • Work 40+ hours per week in all areas of the plant.

  • Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and practices used in the building, mechanical and electrical trades.

  • Knowledge of food safety practices and regulations.

  • Excellent planning, communication and leadership skills.

  • Detail oriented.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks.

  • Food processing experience with an emphasis on bacon processing equipment.

  • Previous mechanical and related experience required.

  • Considerable knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.

Education Requirements (if applicable) :

  • Technical schooling with mechanical or electrical emphasis helpful.

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.

JBS offers a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.

JBS is an equal opportunity employer.


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