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Smithfield Maintenance Lead in Sioux City, Iowa

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US-IA-Sioux City

Your Opportunity

This position will act in concert with the Maintenance Management to ensure that work orders and PM’s are completed, downtime events are responded to appropriately and in a timely manner also providing “on the job” training (OJT).

SHIFT: 3RD, Sunday night through Friday night 11pm start, work flexible hours as needed.

Core Responsibilities

  • Ensure all work is being logged in SAP appropriately.

  • Provide specific hands-on training per the Supervisor’s training plan.

  • Be the maintenance point of contact on the floor with personnel from other departments.

  • Assist supervisor with conducting root cause problem solving, cost savings and equipment risk assessments.

  • Act in a professional and courteous manner at all times.

  • Work flexible hours as needed.

  • Comply with all personnel, safety, food safety and company policies and procedures, including production standards.

  • Assist food safety and sanitation in disassembly of equipment to specification for cleaning purposes.


  • Associates degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to take and pass designated courses necessary to improve team members.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before management or employees.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of manufacturing software; spreadsheet software and word processing software.

  • Ability to work RTE and Raw side

  • Ability to communicate with others by speaking, reading, and writing English.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions and extreme cold. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield’s benefits, visit

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 40,000 U.S. and 15,000 European employees are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly. ® " and have made us one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including many industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to cut our carbon impact by 25 percent by 2025. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield ® , Eckrich ® and Nathan's Famous ® , among many others. For more information, visit , and 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 law.

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ID 2021-17738

Job LocationsUS-IA-Sioux City

Category Engineering

Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Hourly

Shift 3rd Shift