Smithfield Foods

  • Job ID
    FLSA Status
    2nd Shift
  • Overview

    The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.


    Performs repairs and troubleshooting on food processing equipment to include, but not limited to: stuffers, vacuum pumps, mixers, grinders, packaging machinery, conveyors, hydraulic units, multivacs, and ovens.




    • PM Equipment
    • Identify potentially failing equipment reporting to Manager through work request form.
    • Correctly identify and write down parts needed to build/complete projects to update and maintain the equipment and facility.
    • Predict and correct potential equipment problems.
    • Troubleshoot, maintain and repair ammonia refrigeration, potable water, and boiler systems and their components throughout the facility.
    • Troubleshoot, maintain and repair plant equipment, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems, piping systems, and general facility.
    • Perform general mechanical work including installation, fabrication, and repair.
    • Insure work is done in accordance with all plant policies and procedures.
    • Train maintenance employees in all aspects of maintenance.
    • Daily plant and wastewater checks – assist wastewater personnel as needed.
    • Follow all guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures for the Engine Room.
    • Follow all safety rules and policies.
    • Wear proper safety equipment as required, including but not limited to wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment, wearing SCBA for a period of 45 minutes, etc.
    • Qualify and maintain hazmat responder status and repair technician status for any refrigeration related incident.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned.


    • Associate degree in Industrial Maintenance, Electrical or related field preferred. Possess a minimum of two (2) years of general maintenance, construction or specialized maintenance experience. Post secondary education may substitute on a year to year basis for experience at the Plant Engineer’s discretion.
    • Possess good mechanical skills, including repair of gearboxes, bearings, etc.
    • Knowledge of AC/DC controls and power electricity
    • Knowledge of Hydraulic, Pneumatic, and Piping Systems.
    • Experience in Fabrication and tig welding.
    • Ammonia refrigeration experience preferred.
    • Possess a high school diploma or GED. Tech school, seminars, in-house training, on-the-job training and vendor training will also be considered.
    • Ability to sketch, read, and understand technical drawings and layouts.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, grip, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; stoop; kneel; crouch; crawl; sit; climb; or balance. The employee will regularly work at elevated heights and in confined spaces. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to seventy-five pounds or more and regularly lift and/or move up to fifty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


    An individual in this position will be exposed to both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions when performing duties. Indoors, an individual will be exposed to cold environments ranging from 18 – 45 deg F or hot environments exceeding 100 deg F.

    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.


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