Maintenance Plainwell, Michigan


Position at JBS USA Food Company

Ground Beef Maintenance Superintendent 2nd shift. 



  • Supervises workers engaged in installing, servicing, and repairing mechanical equipment.  Supervises employees who maintain, repair and service plant equipment, buildings, and facilities.
  • Utilizes working knowledge of electrical systems, both control and industrial wiring, pip fitting, plumbing, welding, shop machinery, sheet metal, hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical controls and instrumentation to maintain plant equipment at optimal level.  Utilizes knowledge of automatic equipment operation, to include setup, repair and tear down, to maintain plant equipment at optimal levels.  Inspects completed work for conformance to blueprints, specifications, and standards.
  • Prepares work schedules.  Makes work assignments to subordinates.
  • Interprets company policy to employees and enforces company policy and practices.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems or assists employees in solving work problems.
  • Works on projects involving the construction of new buildings and facilities and the alteration or modification of existing ones.
  • Maintains production equipment in a manner that meets organization standards and ensures minimum equipment downtime. Requisitions tools, equipment, and supplies.
  • Establishes and maintains preventive maintenance programs and procedures. Administers training programs to ensure proper operations, preventive maintenance, and repair programs and procedures.


  • Must have 4 years’ experience in Beef plant maintenance / food manufacturing experience.
  • Must have experience with further processing equipment.
  • Must have working knowledge of refrigeration.
  • Must have working knowledge of PLC's.
  • Must have working knowledge of electrical systems, both control and industrial wiring.
  • Must be proficient in the following areas:  Pipe fitting/Plumbing, Welding, Shop Machinery, Sheet metal, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Electrical Controls & instrumentation, Automatic Equipment Operation (setup, repair, and tear down).
  • Must be capable of becoming HazMat team qualified.
  • Must have excellent communication skills.
  • Must have good computer skills.
  • Must be highly motivated, self-starter.


High School Diploma/GED required; College degree preferred.


“The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. It is a job expectation that all new employees have, at minimum, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in advance of their first date of employment. If you need assistance in obtaining a vaccine, the Company can help schedule you with one of its healthcare partners following a conditional job offer, if one is made.”