Hourly Maintenance Council Bluffs, Iowa


Position at Swift Prepared Foods

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our Production Maintenance team at Swift Prepared Foods (Formerly Plumrose USA) in Council Bluffs, IA.

As a Production Maintenance team member at Swift Prepared Foods, you will receive these excellent benefits, plus much more:

  • Wages starting at $25.50 per hour up to $29.50!
  • Great weekly pay (Every Friday) 
  • BONUS pay of $1.00 for every hour worked for perfect attendance each pay period!
  • $1.00 shift differential for 2nd and 3rd shift employees
  • 10 days’ vacation after just 1 year 
  • Benefit options after just 60 days of employment

Benefits include:

  • Vacations
  • Paid Holidays
  • Personal days
  • Medical 
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life insurance 
  • 401(k)

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.

Our Values: 

Determination, Simplicity, Availability, Humility, Sincerity, Discipline, Ownership

This position includes but is not limited to the following duties:

You will be troubleshooting machinery such as Formax, Alkar, Multivac, Flexvac, and Slicer equipment. We will train if you have a background in:

  • Boiler
  • Refrigeration
  • Electrical
  • Schematic Reading
  • Multi-meters
  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatic troubleshooting


  • Monitor all production areas to ensure the proper functioning of equipment and machinery.
  • Complete assigned work orders.
  • Adhere to Safety Procedures including, but limited to Lock Out Tag Out, Power Industrial Truck, Scissor Lift, Harness/Fall Protection, etc
  • Adjust, repair, and replace electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Promote and encourage safety in all aspects of maintenance.
  • Complete required paperwork.
  • Completes assigned responsibilities and oversees the mechanical work of equipment.
  • Responsible for correcting or facilitating correctable measures when downtime results from mechanical or technical defects.
  • Conducts pre-operational inspection and handles maintenance concerns of Production Supervisors to make sure operation begins as scheduled.
  • Work 40+ hours per week in all areas of the plant.

 Maintenance Technician Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required. 
  • Ability to read, write, and speak in English.
  • Ability to perform general mathematical calculations.
  • Mechanical inclination and knowledge of job specifications.
  • Previous production maintenance experience preferred.

Work Environment / Physical Demands  

  • Subjected to hot/cold and wet environments  
  • Must have the ability to climb stairs, ladders, etc.