Apprentice Maintenance Technician - August 2022
Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Sioux City
Posted on: June 23, 2022
Apprentice Maintenance Technician - August 2022
Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the
world's largest pork processor and hog producer. We believe our
employees are fundamental to our success. Fostering collaborative
relationships, placing a priority on internal training programs and
empowering employees to take charge of their development are just a
few ways we will strive to create a rewarding career for you. If
this sounds like an exciting opportunity, we encourage you to
apply! The Maintenance Apprenticeship Program offers both
on-the-job training and a formal education based in a classroom
setting. During your education, you will focus on many specialties
which will include:
- Power Transmission
- CAD (computer-aided design)
- RoboticsDuring the apprenticeship, you are a full-time, paid
employee who will complete a development program with the support
of our coaching technicians and supervisors. Upon successful
completion of the Apprenticeship Program you will receive:
- Journeyman's Certificate (from the US)
- Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, Industrial
- No college debt - Smithfield Foods pays for your education
- Course credits that are transferable towards a bachelor's
degree and in many cases entering as a Junior
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of
work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive
list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. May
perform other duties as assigned.
- Learns the operation, repair and maintenance of plant equipment
under the immediate supervisor of a Maintenance Supervisor.
- Assists in scheduling maintenance and works closely with
Production to schedule and accomplish equipment and facility
- Performs predictive & preventative maintenance and machine
repair under the supervision of Coaching Technician or
- Understand and adhere to Lock-Out Tag-Out Procedures (LOTO),
PPE, Confined Space Procedures and all other Plant Safety / Good
Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements for maintaining machine
- Assists in the day-to-day support to all operating teams having
issues with troubleshooting, problem analysis, equipment failures,
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
- Must be 18 years of age or older.
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED),
- Willingness to develop skill set and product knowledge through
classroom, hands-on, and virtual training.
- Capable of troubleshooting, repairing and overhauling of plant
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Good planning and priority setting skills.
- Able to lead problem solving and troubleshooting efforts
associated with high-level process issues.
- Desire and attitude to excel.
- Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic
- Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while
building strong working relationships and a positive work
Work Environment & Physical Demands
The work environment and physical demands described are
representative of those an employee encounters or should possess
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 50
pounds.Specific vision abilities required include 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
To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit
smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits. PEOPLE MATTER More than 63,000
employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair,
ethical and rewarding work environment. GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a
lifelong career with training designed to help you advance
professionally. BENEFITS Our people matter. That's why we offer
excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time
employees. SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGE Sustainability is ingrained in our
culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the
About Smithfield Foods
Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc.
is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global
reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to
producing "Good food. Responsibly" and serve as one of the world's
leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered
sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our
industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S.
company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across
our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of
protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of
millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a
portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield,
Eckrich and Nathan's Famous, among many others. For more
information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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
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