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Smithfield Foods Maintenance Mechanic in SIOUX CITY, Iowa

Maintenance Mechanic

ID 2023-26623

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Category Maintenance/Engineering

Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Hourly

Shift 2nd Shift

Job Locations

US-IA-Sioux City

Your Opportunity

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A great job and a great future await you at Smithfield Foods. As the world\'s largest pork processor and largest hog producer in the United States, we\'re a \$16 billion global food company with more than 55,000 employees. We\'re looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us.

Our team members receive industry-leading wages and are eligible for great benefits packages:

- - \$1.00/hr shift differential for 2^nd^ and 3^rd^ shift - [EDIT TO SITE SPECIFIC OR DELETE]

  • Comprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and More

Looking to move? We will help! Ask about our Relocation Assistance package for Skilled Trades roles! Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Agents to help you sell/ buy - [EDIT SITE SPECIFIC INFORMATION OR DELETE]
  • Lease Termination Assistance - [EDIT SITE SPECIFIC INFORMATION OR DELETE]
  • Moving of goods and vehicles - [EDIT SITE SPECIFIC INFORMATION OR DELETE]

In addition, we offer opportunities for career growth, professional development, and tuition assistance.


Must have basic knowledge of General Maintenance, Hydraulic Systems, Electrical and Electronic Systems, and Welding (TIG, MIG). Mechanic must be able to work as a team or individually. Must comply with all Company SAFETY rules (LOCKOUT/TAGOUT, ETC) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP\'s).

Core Responsibilities

  • Ensure all assigned daily PM\'s are completed.
  • Ensure production lines are in good mechanical order.
  • Aid other teams (Production, Quality- when needed).
  • Always follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP\'s) and Safety Practices.
  • Setup and visually inspect and tests machinery and equipment
  • Listens for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discusses machine operation variations with supervisors or other personnel to diagnose problem or repair machine.
  • Dismantles defective machines and equipment and installs new or repaired parts.
  • Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings gears, and other parts of machinery.
  • Repairs and maintains physical structure of establishment.
  • Follow all ISO 14001 procedures
  • Other duties as needed.

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.


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.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 1+ years of related experience and/or training in an industrial mechanical maintenance or food manufacturing environment; or 4 years\' direct experience in an industrial mechanical maintenance or food manufacturing maintenance environment.
  • Vocational Diploma, Technical Diploma or associate degree from a technical maintenance or vocational school. (Preferred)
  • Possess the ability to function effectively in a team environment and interact productively with all levels of team personnel and outside contractors.
  • Ability to operate a forklift, genie lift or scissor lift or other powered industrial trucks (PIT).
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to read and execute work order, write daily reports, and translate equipment manuals.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 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.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds utilizing the buddy system or specifically designed lifting devices
  • Specific vision includes close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • 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.

Careers and Benefits

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More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.


Working at Smithfield isn\'t just a job - it\'s the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to hel