Accounting & Finance 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.


The primary responsibilities of the Purchasing Assistant are the retrieving, issuing, and stocking of parts and materials, entering requisitions, ordering supplies and materials for plant operations, and assisting purchasing supervisors and manager with their duties.


Responsible for inventory and cycle count taking; processing paperwork, data entry of receivers and issues and inventories as required, housekeeping of storage areas, maintaining labeling and material identification, receiving parts and materials and processing them including department notification and stocking, and prepping materials for return. Clerks are to operate the forklift to unload incoming materials and to place in storage in warehouse; and to process of all relative documentation for receiving or repair/return of goods from warehouses.

  1. Retrieving, issuing, and documenting parts and materials as they are received and dispersed.
  2. Receiving and taking delivery of parts and materials.
  3. Delivering parts and materials.
  4. Operating a forklift / Offloading trailer
  5. All other duties as assigned


Job requires neatness and organization with a grasp for detail and accuracy in record keeping; Individuals must have strong work ethic, be dependable, and be able to work independently.

  1. Taking daily or cyclical inventories.
  2. Verifying on hand inventories.
  3. Verifying incoming shipments of materials.
  4. Posting receivers on computer system.
  5. Issuing materials from inventory on computer system.
  6. Filing paperwork and documents by combination of company name and numerical sequence.
  7. Hand writing issue slips and inventories requiring
  8. Finding parts and materials in the computer data base for maintenance and other departments.
  9. Cross train to work in all areas of purchasing, including but not limited to box shop, stockroom, knife room, office etc.
  10. Very strong computer skills, SAP experience preferred, Microsoft Excel
  11. Required cycle counting of chemicals daily and organizing them.

    Mon - Fri  8:30 am to 5:00 pm  (Sat required when the plant is working).