Maintenance Ottumwa, Iowa


Position at JBS USA Food Company


Division/Department:  Pork

Location:   Ottumwa, IA

Job title:   Maintenance Scheduler

Type of position: Full-time


General Description:


  • Schedule and maintain preventative maintenance
  • Monitor all production areas to ensure proper functioning of equipment and machinery.
  • Prioritize work orders and schedule mechanics according to urgency and necessity of orders in SAP
  • Promote and encourage safety in all aspects of maintenance.
  • Add/delete equipment in SAP to keep data up to date.
  • Attend meetings as scheduled, staff, USDA, or any called
  • Safety background desired with a strong understanding of OSHA safety practices and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and written in English
  • Goal oriented and possess root cause analysis skills.
  • Ability to lead people toward achieving personal and plant results.
  • Coordinates maintenance employee’s responsibilities and oversees the mechanical of equipment.
  • Responsible for correcting or facilitating correctible measures when downtime results from mechanical or technical defects.
  • Review, plan, and schedule all recurring PM activities.
  • Receive and review all non-emergency work orders from requesting departments.
  • Review and screen all work orders are filled out properly with the proper information for the request.
  • Develop an integrated maintenance work schedule for the maintenance supervisors (including PM, PDM, and non-emergency work orders)
  • Work with facility managers to properly prioritize work and ensure proper resources allocation.
  • Identify changes needed to the PM program.
  • Create PM for new equipment implemented into the plant’s process.
  • Processes maintenance downtime report for corporate and plant management.
  • Order parts and assigns work orders or special projects to maintenance employees
  • Tends to other duties as needed.

Required skills:


  • Be able to communicate verbally and in written form in English
  • Computer proficient i.e. Microsoft word, excel, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of SAP systems and related systems/ Software.
  • Strong knowledge of work management processes, labor estimating and good working knowledge of plant process equipment.
  • Must be flexible and responsive to company needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive in problem solving and lead the resolution of equipment projects.
  • Organizational Skills along with the ability to of independent decision making.
  • Ability to perform general mathematical calculations
  • Strong understanding of skilled crafts such as: HVAC, Carpentry, Electricity, Mechanical, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Plumbing, and the ability to read schematics-blue prints.
  • Industrial construction experience beneficial.
  • Previous hourly maintenance and supervisor experience preferred.
  • 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.


Education Requirements (if applicable):


  • Technical schooling with mechanical or electrical emphasis helpful.
  • 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.