Smithfield Foods

Maintenance Technician

ID
2017-6126
US-MN-St. James
Job Post Information* : Posted Date
4 months ago
Category
Engineering/Maintenance
Type
Full-Time
FLSA Status
Hourly
Shift
2nd and 3rd shift

Overview

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for preventive maintenance and repair of processing and packaging equipment in a food manufacturing environment.

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.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

  • Reassemble machines after the completion of repair or maintenance work.
  • Start machines and observe mechanical operation to determine efficiency and to detect problems.
  • Inspect or test damaged machine parts and mark defective areas or advise supervisors of repair needs.
  • Lubricate or apply adhesives or other materials to machine parts, or other equipment, according to specific procedures.
  • Install, replace or change machine parts and attachments, according to production specifications.
  • Dismantle machines and remove parts for repair, using hand tools, chain falls, jacks, cranes or hoists.
  • Record production, repair and machine maintenance information
  • Read work orders and specifications to determine machines and equipment requiring repair or maintenance
  • Set up and operate machines and adjust controls to regulate operations.
  • Collaborate with other workers to repair or move machines, machine parts or equipment.

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 equivalent.
  • Must be able to perform normal mathematical skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and simple algebra.
  • Must be able to read and follow prints and instructions.

Physical Demands

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

  • Physical hazards from moving equipment.
  • Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds occasionally.
  • Skin will be exposed to animal fat, grease and chemicals.

Work Environment

The 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.
  • High noise level from operating machines.

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