Accounting & Finance Ottumwa, Iowa


Position at JBS USA Food Company

POSITION:                             Inventory Specialist   

LOCATION:                           Ottumwa  

SALARY CLASS:                  Exempt


General Description:

Inspect and inventory boxes. Re-work box inventory.  Supervise 2 associates, inventory of hold over coolers, adjust unassigned inventory for both JBS plant and Lineage,  uphold plant safety policies. Primary interface with auditors regarding year end inventory.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Supervise employees
  • Ensure policy compliance
  • Perform various duties as assigned
  • Insuring accurate inventory for daily yields
  • Reducing cost
  • Employee retention and maintain good working relationships with the Union, USDA (meat),
  • Ensure compliance with food safety, and all human resources and safety policies   


Working Conditions: 

  • Production settings
  • Exposure to various chemicals, machinery, and knives
  • Slippery floors, cold temperatures, and loud ambient noise
  • 3rd Shift (hours can vary)



  • High School degree or equivalent required, or equivalent combination of education and experience  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field preferred 


Experience:  1-2 years proven experience in the Beef or Pork industry preferred


Special Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally in English
  • Bilingual skills helpful
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills
  • Computer knowledge required
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to work 50+ hours
  • Good attendance and safety records   


            Internal: Employees on the production line and plant management  

            External: USDA   


Comments:  The schedule for this position is typically Mon - Fri. Weekend work required as scheduled. During Fall Season, Saturdays are typically scheduled.


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

JBS is an equal opportunity employer.