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Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Refrigeration/Boiler Technician

Smithfield Foods, Inc. - Saint James, MN

This individual will perform the duties of a Refrigeration/Boiler Technician and assist other maintenance personnel on his/her shift.
Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

Have or be able to attain RETA certification
Demonstrate strong safety leadership skills and follow safe work practices
Work as part of a team to plan and conduct equipment repairs
Conduct routine audits and equipment inspections
Demonstrate troubleshooting abilities
Maintain open and professional line of communication with operations
Respond to unplanned/emergency work requests in a timely & effective manner
Follow food safety and good manufacturing practices
Be highly motivated and able to work independently

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 completion of a formal trades training program, or an equivalent number of years of education and maintenance experience.
Two years of industrial maintenance experience including comprehensive knowledge in three or more of the following areas: 

RETA Certification
Ammonia Refrigeration
Engine & Boiler systems
Electricity & motor controls
Controls & instrumentation
PLC/software & hardware
Pneumatics & Hydraulics
Mechanical systems
Predictive/Predictive maintenance
Maintenance Planning
Site utilities
System analysis & troubleshooting
Pipefitting & welding
Metal fabrication

Basic computer skills and the ability to work independently are also required for this position. 
Preference will be given to candidates with a certification or degree in mechanical, electrical or industrial maintenance and/or related college or technical level course work. 
This is a full time hourly position; all applicants should be willing to work all shifts (days/evenings/overnights), extended hours and weekends.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters 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.

EEO/AA Information
Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

24 days 13 hours ago

Smithfield Foods, Inc.


Refrigeration/Boiler Technician Smithfield Foods, Inc. - Saint James, MN, United States


Location: Saint James, MN

Company Profile:
From our small town beginning in Smithfield, Virginia, Smithfield Foods has grown into a global food company with a presence in 12 countries. Regardless of the size and scope of our business, we always conduct ourselves with respect for our animals, communities, customers, employees and the environment. Our philosophy has served us well and we are committed to providing Good food. Responsibly.® so you can confidently share great meals and memories with family and friends.