Engineering Ottumwa, Iowa


Position at JBS USA Food Company





Position Title:   Project Engineer

Division/Department:  Pork

Location:   Ottumwa, IA

Reports to: John White

Type of position: Salary, Full-time


General Description:


  • Coordinate special projects.
  • Coordinate efforts of contractors involved with finishing construction of new or redesigned areas for plant facility.
  • Participate in design and layout aspects of special projects.
  • Obtain competitive bids for future projects.
  • Assign necessary personnel to designated areas for completion of projects.
  • Arrange to have appropriate records prepared and maintained.
  • Attend meetings as needed or called.
  • Perform various other duties as needed or as assigned.


Required skills:


  • Be able to communicate verbally and in written form in English
  • Ability to perform general mathematical calculations.
  • Mechanical inclination and knowledge of job specifications.
  • Industrial construction experience beneficial.
  • Work 40+ hours per week in all areas of the plant.
  • Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and practices used in the building, mechanical and electrical trades.
  • Previous mechanical and related experience required.
  • Considerable knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Computer skills, including knowledge of spreadsheets, and drafting programs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to organize and coordinate large projects.
  • Previous experience in construction, mechanical contract work, or any building trades beneficial.



Education Requirements (if applicable):


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction, or related field.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.




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

JBS is an equal opportunity employer.



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