Maintenance Council Bluffs, Iowa


Position at Swift Prepared Foods

Nearly 150 years ago, Gustavus Swift founded Swift & Company. He was a true pioneer whose passion and innovative spirit transformed the meat industry. This commitment to transformation mirrors that of Swift Prepared Foods today. Swift Prepared Foods (formerly Plumrose USA) is the prepared foods arm of JBS USA, one of the world’s largest meat companies. This is a unique opportunity to be in a start-up environment, with the backing of a Global CPG Powerhouse. This is a role for someone who is looking for an entrepreneurial challenge in a company with aspirations to be leaders within the CPG world. 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.

Scope of Position:

The Maintenance Manager is responsible for directing plant maintenance activities. This includes providing direction to the maintenance team in maintenance of production equipment in a manner that ensures employee safety, product safety, and quality and compliance to production schedules. This position will also manage all maintenance costs for the plant.



  • Overall owner of maintenance KPI’s
  • Coordinates the development of RCA’s and action plans to solve problems and make improvements
  • Assist the Business Development & Engineering team in establishing and executing capital budgets
  • Ensure team member safety through training and completion/tracking of safety work orders
  • Ensure food safety & quality as it relates to plant maintenance activities and programs
  • Responsible for plant schedule attainment as it relates to plant maintenance activities and programs
  • Deliver cost KPI’s including MRO inventory & plant maintenance costs
  • Oversee measurement, tracking and planning for safety, quality, repair and preventative maintenance programs
  • Set the maintenance culture for the plant and uphold Swift values
  • Work closely with the Operations Manager and Maintenance Director
  • Monitor and analyze maintenance down time to improve production up time as efficiently as possible
  • Manage, develop and maintain programs for hiring, training & professional development for the maintenance team
  • Manage, develop and maintain vendor support to ensure the most cost effective solutions
  • Make recommendations to the leadership team to improve the maintenance function



  • Bachelor’s degree, 3+ years of maintenance management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years maintenance experience with a consumer packaged goods food plant
  • Experience with repair and maintenance of food manufacturing equipment, specifically sliced meat processing
  • Experience with ammonia refrigeration systems and PSM programs
  • PC / software skills including CAD.


Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle/feel items, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and talk or hear.
  • Office and plant setting: the plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold (non-weather related), and working near moving mechanical parts
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.

We offer a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.

Swift Prepared Foods is an equal opportunity employer.