Smithfield Foods

Job ID
FLSA Status
2nd Shift


Employee is responsible for performing a variety of predictive and preventative maintenance activities and repair duties consistent with the operation of all plant utility systems, cooling tower, pump, air compressors, food processing equipment, grinders, conveyors and their associated equipment. Assist Supervisor and Maintenance Tech 3 in the repair and maintenance equipment to include all ammonia equipment to include all ammonia equipment, compressed air, cooling systems as directed by Supervisor.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


  • Follow all Personnel Safety and Food Safety policies/procedures, GMP’s and plant rules.
  • Ensure the safe operation of plant equipment and machinery, the safe use of tools and the safety of others working in the immediate area.
  • Operate, repair and maintain all assigned equipment, to include all ammonia equipment, compressed air, dehumidification equipment, steam, cooling systems, air and water filters, plumbing, heat exchangers, water treatment, heaters, level controls and water systems.
  • Perform troubleshooting and repair electrical systems, electrical controls, electric motors, pumps, gearboxes, blowers/fans.
  • Resolve equipment malfunctions by evaluating performance breakdowns, identifying the root cause, safely repairing the equipment, and taking actions to prevent recurring failures.
  • Coordinate with supervisor all short-term repairs and long-term repairs to minimize production downtime.
  • Ensure all assigned work and preventative maintenance tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • Utilize the CMMS system to document all work performed and enter data into the computer.
  • Must be able to follow all work instructions and document all appropriate records to meet requirements set forth by OSHA, EPA, USDA and plant management.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours with some overtime hours depending on the need of the business.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements

  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in a manufacturing plantPreferred Experience
  • Experience with at least two of the three types of equipment; machine drive equipment, meat grinding and processing equipment and/or screw augers and conveyors
  • Post-secondary education and/or technical trade certification.
  • Experience in refrigeration, building/facility maintenance and electrical control systems


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