Quality Assurance & Food Safety 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.
Fabrication Lead QA Technician
Reports to: QA Supervisor
Salaried Non-Exempt Rate
1st Shift
  •  QA Team Lead will need to perform and understand the following in addition to QA tech responsibilities:
  •  Support the supervisor on process of pre and post-shift activities
  •  Respond to Q.A. inspection calls
  •  Respond/assist supervisor in delegating tasks and insuring timely instructions for production changes
  •  Ensure standardized work is followed
  •  Ensure that employees have all the right equipment and supplies to do their jobs
  •  Day-to-day mentoring of employees
  •  Employee will be expected to fulfill other tasks that are assigned by management such as covering on the line for employees who are absent and training and cross-training other employees
  •  Train and cross train QA techs
  •  Coordinate with QA Supervisors to make sure techs understand specs for daily production
  •  Must demonstrate and be able to pass all required safety courses provided by JBS
  •  Must be self-motivated, trustworthy, and capable of completing all work assignments with minimal supervision
  •  Must be able to motivate, train, and teach employees their job to JBS standards
  •  Must be willing to work with line supervisors to make placement decisions and help with make sheet
  •  Must have knowledge of all jobs on designated line or have the ability to learn them
  •  Must be confident in coaching and counseling employees about qualification issues (not discipline)
  •  Proficiency in the jobs on the line
  •  Strong record of safety
  •  Good Communication Skills
  •  Track record of positive Work Performance
Physical Requirements:
  •  Constant walking and or standing
  •  Use of hands to fingers
  •  Feel objects
  •  Reach with hands and arms
  •  Lift up to 50 lbs
  •  Vision capabilities
 Exposure/ Risk:
  •  Cold, wet and damp environment
  •  Standing for prolonged periods of time
  •  Uneven walking surfaces and slippery floors
  •  Exposure to blades
                                                                                                         EOE/ Vets/ Disability