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JBS USA Bacon Maintenance Technician (2nd shift) in Ottumwa, Iowa

JBS Prepared Foods is seeking a 2 nd shift Hourly Maintenance Technician to join our team in Ottumwa!


Thursday - Monday (Tuesday/Wednesday off) 2:00pm-10:30pm

Friday- Tuesday (Wednesday/Thursday off) 2:00pm-10:30pm

Our Company, Your Opportunity:

JBS Prepared Foods is a company with an 80-year history of prove high-quality, great-tasting sliced meats, bacon, ham, and ribs. JBS is the world’s leading provider of beef, chicken and pork, with a vision of building the company into a leader in Protein Centric Prepared Foods. The position will have both strategic and tactical elements and the person may wear different hats. This is an opportunity for people who want to think Big, dream Big and work to make Big ideas a reality.

Our Mission:

To be THE BEST in all we do. We are completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders. All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.

General Description:

Ideal candidate will have Boiler, HVAC, Ammonia refrigeration and Electrical knowledge. Education and certification is preferred but may have equivalent experience and willing to obtain needed certifications.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform skilled maintenance activities including construction, welding, brazing, soldering, plumbing and hydraulics.

  • Monitor all production areas to ensure proper functioning of equipment and machinery.

  • Complete assigned work orders.

  • Adhere to Safety Procedures including, but limited to Lock Out Tag Out, Power Industrial Truck, Scissor Lift, Harness/Fall Protection, etc.

  • Adjust, repair and replace electrical and electronic equipment.

  • Promote and encourage safety in all aspects of maintenance.

  • Complete required paperwork

  • Goal oriented and possess root cause analysis skills.

  • Ability to lead people toward achieving personal and plant results.

  • Completes assigned responsibilities and oversees the mechanical work of equipment.

  • Responsible for correcting or facilitating correctable measures when downtime results from mechanical or technical defects.

  • Processes maintenance downtime report for corporate and plant management. Assigns work orders or special projects to maintenance employees

  • Maintains department budget within specified guidelines.

  • Conducts preoperative inspection and handles maintenance concerns of Production Supervisors to make sure operation begins as scheduled.


  • 1-3 years of experience in a maintenance manufacturing environment

  • Ability to communicate verbally and written in English

  • Ability to perform general mathematical calculations

  • Mechanical inclination and knowledge of job specifications

  • Industrial construction experience beneficial

  • Previous hourly maintenance experience preferred.

  • Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and practices used in the building, mechanical and electrical trades.

  • Previous mechanical and related experience required.

  • Considerable knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.

  • Tends to other duties as needed.

Education Requirements (if applicable):

Technical schooling with mechanical or electrical emphasis helpful.

High School diploma or equivalent required.

Working Conditions:

Production and maintenance settings

Exposure to various chemicals, machinery, and knives

Slippery floors, cold temperatures, and loud ambient noise

Ability to work 50+ hours

Good attendance and safety records

Ability to communicate verbally and written in English

Internal: Employees on the production line and plant management

External: USDA and Union EOE/Vets/Disability

JBS Prepared Foods offers a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.

JBS Prepared Foods is an equal opportunity employer.