Maintenance Columbia, Missouri


Position at JBS USA




Position Title: Maintenance Mechanic  

Type of Job Description: New Job Description  

Position Type: Fulltime  

Job Catalog Position Title: Maintenance Mechanic  

FLSA Status: Hourly  

Department: Maintenance  

Location: Columbia, MO  

Business Unit: JBS Prepared Foods  

Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor  

Years of Experience: 1 - 2 years of industrial maintenance experience  

Number of employees Supervised: None  


Under direct supervision and established procedures, is responsible for maintenance of facility equipment including troubleshooting issues related to machinery such as Formax, Alkar, Multivac, Flexvac and slicing equipment.  Ideal candidates will have a background in:  Boiler Maintenance, Refrigeration, Electrical Systems, Schematics, Multi-meters, Hydraulics and pneumatics.  


Starting rate is $22.50/hour based on experience, certifications, etc.  



Effectively & safely operates standard maintenance tools (Power tools, basic hand tools, electrical testing equipment, etc.)  

Perform preventative maintenance up to and including PMs  

Read, follow and understand mechanical & electrical schematics with limited to no assistance  

Troubleshoot minor mechanical and electrical issues without direct supervision  

Know when to request assistance from Maintenance Leads and Supervisors;  assist with resolving problems as needed to perform work  

Be present on production floor, observe mechanical devices in operation and assist when necessary; note issues with machinery and use precision measuring and testing equipment to troubleshoot minor problems  


Follow all safety rules as well as other departmental & company policies  

Complete closeout activities including but not limited to returning tools accountability, tag machinery for sanitation; return unused materials and tools to appropriate storage area;   

Follow all departmental processes regarding checking out tools and materials from Parts Room  

Understand and certify LOTO; and follow all standard EHS protocols  

Identify follow-up work required and effective inform team on daily pass-down issues and actions  

Willing to work 40+ hours per week in all areas of the plant.  




High School diploma or equivalent required  

Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems using formal techniques to evaluate systems, equipment and processes  

Ability to read, write, and speak in English  

Ability to perform general mathematical calculations  

High-level of Mechanical/Engineering knowledge  

Previous production maintenance experience  

Demonstrated ability to organize work, communicate clearly verbally and in writing and implement solutions which improve operational effectiveness  




Occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds  

Ability to work 12-hour shifts is required  

Noise level in the work areas can be loud, especially in the ammonia compressor room  

Will be regularly exposed to outside weather in all conditions  

Will be regularly exposed to chemicals used in the plant and for maintenance processes  

Able to climb ladders and stairs regularly  

Able to climb under and over piping and equipment as needed  

Plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold (non-weather related), and working near moving mechanical parts  

Food manufacturing operations environment  





More about us:  

Since 1945, Principe has combined its Italian heritage with true craftsmanship to deliver the best Italian meats and charcuterie in the world. To meet growing consumer demand for great-tasting, high-quality Italian meats and charcuterie, Principe Foods is opening a new facility, combining old world traditions with innovative recipes, and expanding the authentic artisan offerings of Principe in the United States.  

JPS Prepared Foods, a division of JBS USA, the leading global supplier of diversified, high-quality food products, acquired Principe Foods in February 2022.  Swift was founded nearly 150 years ago by Gustavus Swift, a pioneer whose passion and innovative spirit transformed the meat industry.  

Now it is your turn to join a company with the mission to use these 100-plus years of knowledge to be the BEST in all we do; 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.  

Opportunity for career growth – we prefer to promote internal employees into management roles as they are ready for new responsibilities   

Comprehensive benefits package for full time employees including Medical, 401(k) and free tuition to select schools  

Charitable involvement across Mid-West communities (Hometown Strong)  

Company Culture (Purpose & Culture)