Maintenance Beardstown, Illinois


Position at JBS USA Food Company

This position is responsible for leading the hourly maintenance team members and responsible for overall plant maintenance including:  scheduling, planning, prioritizing work, purchasing, employee supervision, training and development.



  • Ensures that all aspects of the company safety policy and procedures are adhered to in the direct and indirect areas of the plant
  • Ensures that all aspects of the food safety, HAACP and Government programs are adhered to with emphasis on the continue compliance to these programs
  • Directs assigned employees in the performance of approved maintenance work
  • Advises superiors and other appropriate members of the maintenance department of equipment failure or items requiring maintenance
  • Ensures the production department receive the prompt, efficient, and quality service required to operate at maximum efficiency
  • To assure accurate reporting and distribution of maintenance man hours
  • Reduce production downtime due to mechanical failure or maintenance problems
  • Execution of all maintenance and assigned work in his/her area in the plant
  • Directs the activities of a group of mechanics assigned
  • Accountable for the efficiency and effectiveness of all labor & resources under supervision
  • Working with Machine specific vendors and contractors to maintain and troubleshoot equipment



  • Work 40+ hours per week on production floor, including weekend work and rotating shifts as needed.
  • Possible exposure to slippery floors, extreme temperature variations, loud noise, chemicals, sharp objectives (knives), machinery, and vehicles.



  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3-5 years background experience in general industrial maintenance
  • General knowledge of machinery in plant that applies to the industry
  • Must have background knowledge in hydraulic, welding and some PLC training
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English, both written and verbal. Bilingual preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize activities. Capable to provide leadership/motivation to engage employees in the business.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.



  • Problem solving, root cause analysis, team building and good communication skill
  • Previous supervisory experience


JBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer