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POST DATE 9/10/2016
END DATE 2/24/2017

Smithfield Smithfield, VA

Smithfield, VA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree




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

Supervise activities of the maintenance and/or engine room in the Processed Meats Division to keep building and equipment in proper state of repair. Oversee and direct maintenance and/or engine room personnel and processes critical to the safe and efficient production of meat products. This is done in order to reduce mechanical downtime and keep product flow and production lines running at maximum. Develop and manage CAR.


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 and tasks are written as follows:

35% Maintenance Systems

* Responsible for the development, implementation and day to day supervision of maintenance systems, processes and documentation associated with efficient and High Performing Manufacturing Organizations (Prevention and Predictive Maintenance, TPM, SOP s, Safety, etc.).

35% Support and Solutions

* Accountable for providing long term solutions and day-to-day support to all operating teams having issues with troubleshooting, problem analysis, equipment failures, etc.

20% Key Performance Indicators

* Develops and/or maintains Key Performance Indicators for tracking and reporting the performance of the maintenance function (supplier performance, 3rd party contractor performance, equipment reliability, overall equipment effectiveness, etc.).

5% Personal Growth

* Takes ownership for their own personal growth and professional development by soliciting feedback, getting involved in departmental/plant initiatives and projects, and developing a career plan.

5% Employee Training

* Provides training of employees regarding policies concerning but not limited to the following: OSHA, EPA, USDA, PHA and PSM.

* Works with the plant maintenance team to further the development of the Plant s Certified Maintenance Mechanic program.


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.

* Bachelor's degree in Engineering and 18 to 24 months of process and project engineering experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

* Has advanced technical skills in ammonia refrigeration, high pressure boiler, compressed air, mechanical and electrical fields (e.g. PLCs, instrumentation, mechanical engineering, etc.) and is able to lead resource planning efforts in a large manufacturing environment.

* Certification as an Industrial Refrigeration Operator Level I and Level 2 is required for Plant Utility positions.

* Thorough knowledge of maintenance systems, work order processes, preventive/predictive maintenance, TPM, etc.

* Able to lead problem solving and troubleshooting efforts associated with high-level process issues.

* PC literate with knowledge of Word and Excel.

* Good planning and priority setting skills.

* Strong communication skills, verbal and written.

* Strong leadership skills (conflict resolution, facilitation, change management skills, decision making, empowerment and delegation).


* Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization s policies and applicable laws.

* Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


The physical demands 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 functions.

* Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

* Specific vision includes close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

* Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.


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.

* Office and plant setting. 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.

* Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.


* Approximate number of vendors to maintain: 140

* Approximate number of Work Orders: 8,000

* Supervises 6 to 18 mechanics.