Operations Management Support Plainwell, Michigan


Position at JBS USA

About JBS     
JBS began in 1953 as a small, family-owned company in Brazil. We have continued to steadily grow and are now the largest animal protein processor in the world. Though our business has grown, our family values remain our foundation. We seek to hire dedicated individuals who are committed to learning and share our desire to be the best. At JBS, our team members are our most important asset and feeding the world is our greatest goal. The Plainwell facility began operations in 1918 under the Murray Packing company. In the 1960's, it was acquired by Murco and in 1998 by Packerland. In 2000, Packerland was acquired by Smithfield. In 2010, the facility joined the JBS USA family.     
Plainwell is the only JBS plant with Modified Atmospheric Packaging (MAP), a packaging process that changes oxygen levels to extend shelf-life. The MAP process is a part of the Plainwell ground beef operation. Plainwell is also one of the few plants that produces ground beef patties. Over one million lbs (450,000 kg) of beef are produced each day. The Plainwell facility produces biogas in an anaerobic lagoon and uses it in place of natural gas to heat a portion of the water used in the plant. The facility was recognized by the American Meat Institute as a Tier 3 facility for its accomplishments with ISO 14001. Plainwell recently built a $31 million distribution center (85,000 ft²) with a 55,000 box capacity.     
Investing in our people is a large part of the reason why success at JBS is so achievable. Working in operations gives you the opportunity to contribute to the very core of our business: producing the highest quality products for families around the globe.  At the JBS operations facilities, we offer career growth opportunities for people with all kinds of interests and backgrounds who are interested in working in a fast-paced, hands-on environment.  Additionally, opportunities for those who enjoy working within the production environment and are excited about both leading a team and ensuring we are producing a top quality, safe product for families across the globe.     
JBS® values the people who make our company a success. We want to be sure our team members know just how much we appreciate their dedication by ensuring they love working with us. As part of our total compensation package, JBS® and offers comprehensive employee benefits designed to meet the healthcare and financial goals of our team members and their families today, tomorrow and in the future.     
The Waste Water Treatment Operator performs operations and maintenance duties on the company’s wastewater collection and treatment system, including monitoring, operating and maintaining equipment in compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) and regulatory requirements.   
Include the following, Other duties may be assigned    
  • Responsible for the general operation, waste water related equipment.
  • Make Waste water operation adjustment, and make hourly rounds. 
  • Reports Waste water treatment problems or concerns to General foreman or Lead person immediately.
  • Monitors process for partial cases to be worked into the process.
  • Other duties as assigned.
EXPECTATIONS – all Team Members
  • Observe & enforce all company personnel, quality, safety, and food safety policies.
  • Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you work effectively and cooperatively with customers, clients, coworkers, and leadership teams.
  • Participates in process improvement and problem solving utilizing continuous improvement and rational thinking methodologies such as Six Sigma, and participates in or supports the E$P program
  • Recognizes and acts on incidents and safety risks.  Consistently practices, and enforces safe work habits and drives those habits throughout the organization
               Hours:  Wednesday to Saturday:         
                  2 / 8 hrs shift from 12pm to 8pm   Wed and Thursday
                 2/12 hrs shift from 6:00am to 6:00pm  Friday and Saturday
1.       1-2 year experience in the operations and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants associated ancillary and auxiliary equipment and distribution systems.   
2.       Must be able to read, write and comprehend the English language in order to communicate well.   
3.       Must have knowledge of maintenance/waste water language and terminology to effectively communicate within the department as well as to technical persons over the phone.   
4.       Show a comprehension of how to communicate effectively to individuals in a team setting.   
5.       Must be able to lift, push, or carry up to 50lbs.   
6.       Must have a valid driver license.