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Smithfield Foods Maintenance Technician - 2nd and 3rd shift - $1,000 RETENTION BONUS! in SIOUX CENTER, Iowa

Maintenance Technician - 2nd and 3rd shift - $1,000 RETENTION BONUS!ID2020-15700Job LocationsUS-IA-Sioux CenterCategoryEngineeringTypeFull-TimeFLSA StatusHourlyShift2nd and 3rd shiftJob LocationsUS-IA-Sioux CenterYour OpportunityMaintenance 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 ResponsibilitiesInstalls 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.QualificationsTo 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 and Physical DemandsThe 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 poundsSpecific 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 and Physical DemandsThe 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.About Smithfield FoodsHeadquartered 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. a

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