Smithfield Foods

Feed Mill Maintenance Technician

ID
2021-18657
Job Locations
US-IA-ALGONA
Category
Feed Milling
Type
Full-Time
FLSA Status
Hourly
Shift
1st Shift

Job Locations

US-IA-ALGONA

Your Opportunity

The Millwright is responsible for performing preventive and corrective maintenance to keep the feed mill running. This position will also install new equipment and alter existing equipment as directed.

Core Responsibilities

  • Works safely according to Smithfield procedures and guidance.
  • Performs daily preventive and light corrective maintenance, with knowledge of procedures and frequencies on all mill equipment. This includes proper lubrication selection and amounts.
  • Troubleshoots and diagnoses milling equipment problems and assists in the planning, performance and assignment of proper repair.
  • Performs proper maintenance and adjustment of bag house filtering devices.
  • Diagnoses and repairs scales and load cells
  • Responsible for complying with all environmental laws and procedures to which Smithfield subscribes.
  • Reports all environmental issues immediately to the mill manager.
  • Reads and understands the company’s emergency notification process and will be responsible for reviewing that policy at their work site.

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.
  • Able to read, write and speak English and follow instructions.
  • Able to work weekends and holidays.
  • Forklift and Bobcat certification preferred.
  • Welding and electrical skills required, including 3-phase (480 volts).
  • Knowledge of PLC automation.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • General knowledge of mechanical equipment.
  • Must be supportive of the mission of producing high quality pellet feed.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics & physical demands 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.

  • Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • 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.
  • The mill 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.

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield’s benefits, visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits.

Why Work at Smithfield Foods 8-13-19

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 43,000 U.S. team members and 16,000 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 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 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, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and 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, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status or status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

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