Operations Management Support 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.
TEAM LEAD 1ST SHIFT ( Production Technician)
Job Responsibility Expectations-Retail Ready Ready/Value Added Operations
Expectations set by: Retail Ready/Value Added Operational Manager
JBS USA, the World’s leading protein producer, is currently seeking a valuable Production Technician to join our Value Added team in Plainwell, MI! At JBS our mission is to be the best in all that we do, providing superior products and services to our customers and the opportunity of a better future for all of our team members. Value Added focuses on the highest quality product, keeping processes simple, and building a culture our team members can thrive in! Our team is the foundation of our company, so we work every day to empower them to achieve great heights.
Principle Responsibilities:
  • Maintain Product Quality and positive yields
  • Monitor SSOP both shifts and record findings
  • Maintain JBS 5s expectations in production area and office
  • Monitor Metal & Chemical Control processes and record findings
  • Verify shift cleanup has been performed and meets cleanliness expectations
  • Set up records for the next production day with accurate information
  • Complete daily records with accurate information with real time data
  • Manage supply costs
  • Verify all processes daily
  • Verify product labels are printed with accurate date and information
  • Verify all product packaging daily
  • Verify all product meets customer specifications
  • Verify knives, scabbards and knife box is maintaining in a sanitary manner, record findings
  • Perform daily quality audits and record the findings
  • Perform daily cart tare verification
  • Perform daily leaker audits
  • Support supervisor with daily processes and replace TM as needed
  • Perform all data entry daily
  • Fill in for supervisor during absence
  • File daily records
  • Support the business unit needs and fill in during staffing absence
  • Positive attitude
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Self-starter but able to take direction
  • Verbal and written communication skills
Education: Minimum high school diploma or equivalency required
Experience: Minimum 1-2 years in a food manufacturing plant or similar.
Working Conditions:
  • Cold and fast paced environment
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Schedule M-F and weekends when needed