Feed Mill Maintenance Technician
Company: Smithfield Foods
Posted on: November 19, 2023
Your OpportunityThe ideal Feed Mill Maintenance Tech has a
working knowledge of and is responsible for overseeing all aspects
of maintenance and repairs of machinery and mechanical equipment,
including but not limited to, screw conveyors, bucket belt
elevator, drag conveyors, boilers, pellet mills, hammer mills, VFD
drives, and any other specific items related to the mechanical
operation of the feed mill. Evaluates, repairs and ensures precise
equipment maintenance records are maintained. Core
Conducts daily maintenance work activities in assigned equipment
areas and sets up any additional work maintenance schedules
Follows standard operating maintenance instructions/procedures in
the performance of any and all maintenance tasks, including
replacing, adjusting, installing any feed mill equipment.
Continuously maintains awareness of any maintenance problems and
develop strategies and procedures to correct existing problems and
help eliminate any future maintenance related issues or reduce
unscheduled down times due to maintenance issues.
Develops and continues to improve upon a thorough cost effective
Preventative Maintenance Program, along with supporting maintenance
supervisor to meet management goals.
Develops and communicates consistent parts replacement or repair
Promotes an active Safety Awareness Program including applying
clean housekeeping practices to tools, equipment and facility.
Monitors and maintains all feed mill equipment.
Ensures that all procedures are properly followed while conducting
Responsible for complying with all environmental laws and
procedures to which Smithfield Foods HPD subscribes.
Establishes or adjusts maintenance work procedures and schedules to
meet production schedules.
Maintains shift maintenance activities report, track maintenance
records by using Methods system, as well maintaining records of
preventing maintenance, bearings weekly maintenance, parts
Manages critical parts inventory based on usage and maintenance
Performs housekeeping duties as requested by the manager.
Maintains and ensures the safety of all employees and assets of the
Acquires and maintains necessary certifications (fork lift, LOTO,
Confined space etc.) for all responsible maintenance employees.
Incumbent will be responsible for understanding and complying with
company EMS policies and procedures in the performance of their job
Reports all environmental issues and food safety immediately to the
Reads and understands the company's emergency notification process
and will be responsible for reviewing that policy at their work
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. QualificationsTo
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 and 1 year of successful industrial maintenance
Ability to perform troubleshooting, repair and assembly of any feed
Electrician license not required but helpful.
Experience troubleshooting and repairing electrical issues
including solid-state circuitry, 110 v control circuits, lighting
circuits, VFD and soft-start drives and 3 phase circuitry.
Ability to read and speak English.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules,
operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics.
Experience in pneumatic systems including compressors, cylinders
and solenoid valve troubleshooting and maintenance.
Experience in liquid systems including positive displacement pumps
(rebuilding), metering system calibration, automatic valves and
Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic
Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while
building strong working relationships and a positive work
Work EnvironmentThe physical demands and work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee should possess to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
While performing the duties of this job, the team member is
regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock.
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
Must be supportive of the mission of producing high quality pellet
Must be able to work with and around a wide range of chemicals and
different feed ingredients.
Must be able to tolerate grain dust, chemical odors, and frequently
Must be able to tolerate extreme ranges of seasonal temperatures
(hot to cold).
Career BenefitsTo learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit
smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits.Why Work at Smithfield Foods? We
are committed to meeting our employees' needs, addressing their
concerns and helping them enjoy rewarding careers with our company.
PEOPLE MATTERWith more than 60,000 jobs globally, our employees
drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and
rewarding work environment.GROWTH & DEVELOPMENTWorking at
Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong
career with training designed to help you advance
professionally.BENEFITSOur people matter. That's why we offer
excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time
employees.SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGESustainability is ingrained in our
culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the
future.About Smithfield Foods Headquartered in Smithfield, Va.
since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with
agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs
globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly--"
and serve as 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
communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic
brands, such as Smithfield -- , Eckrich -- and Nathan's Famous -- ,
among many others. For more information 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, sex, sexual
orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected
veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other
protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by
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