Smithfield Foods

Wastewater Mechanic

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FLSA Status
1st Shift


The Wastewater Mechanic is responsible for the maintenance of the wastewater pretreatment plant, skimmer buildings and related equipment.  They will be responsible for the upkeep of the grease tankers and assist with startup, operation and shutdown of wastewater pretreatment plant. 

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.


  • Perform preventative maintenance and complete work orders relating to wastewater equipment (pumps, bearings, meters, skimmers, etc.) and buildings.
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and improve facilities and equipment
  • Assist in operation of wastewater pretreatment plant.
  • Follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • One (1) year experience in a maintenance role.
  • Mechanical aptitude for plumbing, electrical and general maintenance.
  • The requirements also include those required for any other production position in the areas of Education, Language Skills, Mathematical Skills, Reasoning Ability, Physical Demands, And Work Environment. 

Physical Demands

Prolonged standing.  Frequent walking.  Occasional lifting 10-60 pounds.  Frequent climbing.


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