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Smithfield Maintenance Technician - 2nd & 3rd shift - $2,000 RETENTION BONUS! in Sioux Center, Iowa

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US-IA-Sioux Center

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Maintenance team members repair and troubleshoot food processing equipment to include: stuffers, vacuum pumps, mixers, grinders, packaging machinery, conveyors, hydraulic units, multivacs, and ovens. All of this equipment helps deliver Good Food, Responsibly to America’s dinner table. Maintenance team members at Smithfield do hard and physically demanding work that requires strong mechanic, electrical, and/or electronic aptitude. Career opportunities exist in refrigeration, electrical, electronic, mechanical, lead, clerk, planning, and supervisory roles.

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 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, visitwww.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us onFacebook (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) .

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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ID2021-16065

Job LocationsUS-IA-Sioux Center

CategoryEngineering

TypeFull-Time

FLSA StatusHourly

Shift2nd and 3rd shift

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