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Maintenance Technician

Smithfield Foods Peru Full-Time
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Must have basic knowledge of General Maintenance, Hydraulic Systems, Electrical and Electronic Systems, and Welding (TIG,MIG).  Must be able to operate and repair at least 2 different types of forklifts.  Technician must be able to work as a team or individually.  Must comply with all Company SAFETY rules (LOCKOUT/TAGOUT, ETC) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) at all times.  

Core Responsibilities
  •  Ensure all assign daily PM’s are completed.
  •  Ensure production lines are in good mechanical order.
  •  Provide assistance to other teams (Production, Quality- when needed).
  •  Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) and Safety Practices at all times.
  •  Visually inspects and tests machinery and equipment
  •  Listens for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discusses machine operation variations with supervisors or other personnel to diagnose problem or repair machine.
  •  Dismantles defective machines and equipment and installs new or repaired parts.
  •  Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings gears, and other parts of machinery.
  •  Installs and repairs electrical apparatus, such as transformers and wiring, and electrical/electronic components of machinery and equipment.
  •  Repairs and maintains physical structure of establishment.
  •  Installs, programs, troubleshoot, or repairs automated machinery and equipment such as programmable controllers.
  •  Follow all ISO 14001 procedures
  •  Other duties as needed.


1.  Leadership \u2013 Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well.

2.  Cost Consciousness \u2013 Conservers organizational resources.

3.  Ethics \u2013 Treat people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others.

4.  Safety and Security \u2013 Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions.

5.  Attendance/Punctuality \u2013 Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.

6.  Dependability \u2013 Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions.

7.  Initiative \u2013 Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities.



1.  High School Diploma or Equivalent;

2.  5 to 10 years related experience and/or training;

3.  Or equivalent combination of education and experience.


1.  Must be able to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.

2.  Must have the ability to read and interpret documents, such as blue prints, safety rules, operating and maintenance manuals, and procedure manuals.

3.  Must have the ability to write routine correspondence.

4.  Must have the ability to calculate figures, read tape measurement, and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, and machine or equipment calibration specifications.



Any that may apply (for example: EPA Certification, Electrician License, etc.)

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger; handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and taste or smell. 
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Work Environment & Physical Demands
  • Wet and/or humid;
  • Moving mechanical parts;
  • Extreme cold;
  • Electrical and/or vibration shock.
EEO/AA Information

Smithfield, is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status or status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield’s benefits, visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits


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Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food and leading consumer packaged meats company.

We are also the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, committed to providing good food in a responsible way. We accomplish that by maintaining robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental, and food safety and quality programs.

Based in Smithfield, Virginia, in the United States, we are the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Cook’s®, John Morrell®, Gwaltney®, Kretschmar®, Margherita®, Curly’s®, Carando®, and Healthy Ones®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care

How We Got Started

In 1936, Joseph W. Luter and his son founded a small meat-packing company, The Smithfield Packing Company, along the tributary of the historic James River in the colonial town of Smithfield, Virginia. Over 60 years later, the “Genuine Smithfield Ham” that brought them worldwide acclaim is still born, bred and produced only in Smithfield. We now have a line of quality meats so vast, it’s helped make the parent company, Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest producer of pork products. Thanks to our heritage and commitment to flavor, Smithfield is now known as the “Ham Capital of the World.”

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