Smithfield Foods
Power House Technician
At a glance
Location: US-IA-Mason City Map
Posted: 08/02/2019
Closing: 09/01/2019
Degree: High School
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Smithfield Foods
Job description
Your Opportunity

Employee is responsible for preventive maintenance and repair of processing and packaging equipment in the facility. In addition to these skills, this individual will be responsible for safe and compliant operation of refrigeration, ammonia, HVAC and engine processes.

Core Responsibilities
  • Operate boiler system, ammonia refrigeration system, air compressors and wastewater treatment system
  • Follow written and verbal procedures to comply with company and governmental regulations
  • Work as a member of a round-the-clock team utilizing written, verbal and email communication
  • Read, record and interpret data from gauges, computer programs and measurement equipment
  • Enter and retrieve information from a computer system; Microsoft Word/Excel, SAP, and Internet
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks and inspections on all associated systems.
  • Perform basic mechanical repairs on all associated systems; e.g. fans, pumps, valves and motors
  • Effectively troubleshoot the systems both mechanically and electrically.
  • Utilize schematics to aid in troubleshooting
  • Install all kinds of plumbing (not including welded lines)
  • Follow PPE requirements to work with hazardous chemicals; e.g. acids, bases, anhydrous ammonia
  • Operate fork lifts, scissor lifts and similar equipment
  • Perform water testing for wastewater, boiler and refrigeration system
  • Maintain and clean equipment and area
  • Provide feedback to help improve systems
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Qualifications
    • High School diploma or GED and 3-5 years’ experience in the maintenance filed; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Ability to work with or without supervision.
    • Good written and verbal communication skills.
    • Effectively utilize measuring equipment
    • Knowledge of electrical and plumbing a plus
    • Prior experience reading schematics and hydraulic drawings, preferred
    • May be required to work long hours and weekends
    Supervisory Responsibilities

    This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Environment & Physical Demands

    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.  Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

    Work Environment & Physical Demands

    The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions, extreme cold and heat, working near appropriately guarded 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

    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.

    Careers and Benefits

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

    Power House Technician