Company: Smithfield Foods
Posted on: November 18, 2023
Your OpportunityA great job and a great future await you at
Smithfield Foods. As the world's largest pork processor and largest
hog producer in the United States, we're a $16 billion global food
company with more than 55,000 employees. We're looking for
motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and
meaningful careers with us.
Our team members receive industry-leading wages and are eligible
for great benefits packages:
Hourly Maintenance PAY UP TO $33.50/Hr
$1.00/hr shift differential for 2 nd and 3 rd shift
Comprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and More
Looking to move? We will help! Ask about our Relocation Assistance
package for Skilled Trades roles! Benefits include, but are not
Lump Sum payments
Agents to help you sell/ buy
Lease Termination Assistance
Moving of goods and vehicles
In addition, we offer opportunities for career growth, professional
development, and tuition assistance. The Maintenance Technician has
responsibilities to maintain, troubleshoot and repair a variety of
electrical and mechanical equipment in a food processing
environment. This position requires proficiency in multiple skill
clusters, such as electrical controls, fluid power, mechanical
systems, welding, fabrication and manufacturing processes. This
person will perform medium to high-level machine systems
troubleshooting and repair and provide technical support for all
phases of the operation. This work will be of average to
considerable difficulty in the accomplishment of a variety of
mechanical maintenance actions. Core Responsibilities
Receives work order/request, reviews to determine tools, equipment,
time, manpower, parts, and supplies needed.
When responding to crisis calls will always arrive at the scene
with basic tools and equipment necessary to perform work.
Read blueprints, schematics (including electrical), wiring
diagrams, technical manuals, etc.
Maintains various activity records and logs.
Observe equipment or machinery while in operation to detect
Disassemble mechanical equipment, identify faulty/worn parts,
replace, reassemble, and test.
Test major subsystems or components to localize problem using
Fabricate replacement parts which may require welding, cutting, or
sheet metal work.
Perform preventive maintenance on various mechanical systems and
equipment. Install new equipment/appliances including utilities
(i.e., electrical, water, gas, or drain lines).
Responsibilities include installing, trouble shooting, and
maintaining, mechanical equipment, piping systems, electrical
controls/components in accordance with manufacturer's
specification, local regulations and Smithfield safety
Performs preventive and predictive maintenance schedules on
mechanical equipment such as pumps, packaging and slicing
equipment, harvest and cutting equipment used in manufacturing
Working knowledge and skills in operating a variety of small hand
tools and devices used in general mechanical maintenance
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 general education degree (GED) and 1 years
of related experience and/or training in an industrial mechanical
maintenance or food manufacturing environment; or 4 years' direct
experience in an industrial mechanical maintenance or food
manufacturing maintenance environment.
Vocational Diploma, Technical Diploma or associate degree from a
technical maintenance or vocational school. (Preferred).
Possess the ability to function effectively in a team environment
and interact productively with all levels of team personnel and
Ability to operate a forklift, genie lift or scissor lift or other
powered industrial trucks (PIT).
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to read and execute work order, write daily reports, and
translate equipment manuals.
Work EnvironmentThe physical demands described here are
representative of those an employee should possess to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
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.
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds
Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds utilizing the buddy
system or specifically designed lifting devices
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
Career BenefitsTo learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit
smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits.Why Work at Smithfield Foods? We
are committed to meeting our employees' needs, addressing their
concerns and helping them enjoy rewarding careers with our company.
PEOPLE MATTERWith more than 60,000 jobs globally, our employees
drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and
rewarding work environment.GROWTH & DEVELOPMENTWorking at
Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong
career with training designed to help you advance
professionally.BENEFITSOur people matter. That's why we offer
excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time
employees.SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGESustainability is ingrained in our
culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the
future.About Smithfield Foods Headquartered in Smithfield, Va.
since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with
agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs
globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly--"
and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated
protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for
more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments
to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and
reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain
by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity
and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our
communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic
brands, such as Smithfield -- , Eckrich -- and Nathan's Famous -- ,
among many others. For more information connect with us on
Facebook, 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
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