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Smithfield Plant Maintenance Technician in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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US-SD-Sioux Falls

Your Opportunity

Smithfield – is currently looking for aPlant Maintenance Technicianfor our facility in Sioux Falls, SD. We are a large manufacturing facility with over 3,400 employees located in a community renowned as one of the best places to live and work in the United States. As a major contributor to the bottom line of our Fortune 500 parent company, our facility continually strives to be a leader in all aspects of operations.Relocationassistance is available for those ready to join the Smithfield family.

Core Responsibilities

A great job-and a great future-awaits you at Smithfield Foods. As the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, we’re a $15-billion global food company with more than 52,000 employees. We’re looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us.

What we offer:

  • A variety of career paths, including:

  • Production

  • Maintenance

  • Quality Assurance/Food Safety

  • Hog Procurement

  • Opportunities for career growth

  • Tuition assistance

    #BringHomeTheBacon with industry-leading wages as well as benefits packages that are availableafter 90 consecutive days of work.

    Pay and Benefits included for this role include, but are not limited to:

  • $18.60 - $25.30 /Hourly Starting Pay

  • Currently Hiring for All Shifts

  • Comprehensive Health Insurance

  • Retirement Benefits

    But wait - there's MORE!

    After successfully completing 90-days of employment with Smithfield Foods, all new hires who start after 4/5/2021, will also be eligible to select a GIFT!

  • Gift Options:

  • Apple Products

  • Samsung Products

  • Amazon Gift Card ($150)

  • Additional information about these, and other programs will be provided during orientation to new hire

    Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

  • Demonstrate strong safety leadership skills and follow safe work practices

  • Work as part of a team to plan and conduct equipment repairs.

  • Conduct routine audits and equipment inspections.

  • Maintain open and professional line of communication with operations.

  • Respond to unplanned/emergency work requests in a timely & effective manner.

  • Follow food safety and good manufacturing practices.

  • Be highly motivated and able to work independently.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • A High school diploma/GED and completion of a formal trades training program, or an equivalent number of years of education and maintenance experience.

  • Knowledge in three or more of the following areas:

  • Electricity & motor control

  • Controls & instrumentation

  • PLC/software & hardware

  • Pneumatics & Hydraulic

  • Pipefitting & welding

  • Mechanical system

  • Preventive Maintenance

  • Maintenance Planning

  • Site utilities

  • System analysis & troubleshooting

  • Basic computer skills

  • Ability to work independently

    Preference will be given to candidates with a certification or degree in mechanical, electrical or industrial maintenance and/or related college or technical level course work.

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield’s benefits, visit

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 40,000 U.S. and 15,000 European employees are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly. ® " and have made us one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including many industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to cut our carbon impact by 25 percent by 2025. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield ® , Eckrich ® and Nathan's Famous ® , among many others. For more information, visit , and connect with us on Facebook ( , Twitter ( , LinkedIn ( and Instagram ( .

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, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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ID 2021-17235

Job LocationsUS-SD-Sioux Falls

Category Engineering

Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Hourly

Shift 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Shift