Maintenance Mechanic - Hatchery Days/evenings

JBS USA | Independence, WI

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Posted Date 5/30/2024
Description About Pilgrim's
Pilgrim's is a leading global provider of high-quality food products, including well-recognized brands and value-added premium products. As one of the world's largest poultry producers, Pilgrim's has provided wholesome, quality products to customers and consumers for more than seven decades. It's our passion for excellence that continues to drive us to be the best, and we seek opportunities to diversify and grow.

Pilgrim's Arcadia Location
While Pilgrim's is a global company, we offer a hometown feel within our complex located in Arcadia, WI. Pilgrim's works with 150 local growers. We employ approximately 500 team members at our complex. We give you the tools you need to discover your perfect career match, and the freedom and support to take your career to the next level. It is our goal to be your employer of choice and provide you with the opportunity for a better future!

Pilgrim's wantsYOUto join our Team as aHATCHERY MAINTENANCE MECHANIC! This position starts at $26.28 - $33.38 + $1.00 Shift Differential if applicable, based on education /experience. PLUS, we offer a $4000 New Hire Bonus! Benefits include:
  • 5 Days of Vacation, after 60 days of employment
  • Benefits at 60 days of employment, 401K contributions on day 1 of employment
  • 70% off quality Pilgrim's poultry products
  • Training provided with a trainer/mentor.
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Better Futures Program -2 Year Community College tuition paid for you or your dependents!
  • Opportunity to grow your career through our Supervisor Development Program or Management Trainee Program
At Pilgrim's, Safety Is a Condition , which means the safety of our team members comes first - always.


The Hatchery Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for installing and performing maintenance PM's and repairs for incubation, vaccination, process, and HVAC systems as well as all automated process control systems at the Hatchery.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Monitor, maintain, PM's and repair all automated and electrical controls throughout the shift for proper operation and makes necessary adjustments and repairs to maximize the efficiency of the equipment at the Hatchery.
  • Tests malfunctioning machinery and discusses with leadership to diagnose and repair malfunctioning equipment.
  • Monitor all operating equipment during processing.
  • Maintain SAP), along with maintaining proper records on all equipment.
  • Fabricate steel components; repair, modify, and construct equipment and structure as needed; including initiating work orders.
  • Performs PM, maintenance, and repair to HVAC units.
  • Performs routine daily checks on equipment. Responsible to identify improvement opportunities, communicating those to leadership team and participating in continuous improvement projects.
  • Performs maintenance on building, office, and grounds at the Hatchery.
  • Continues to build skill sets utilizing Impact training, certifications, etc.
  • Participates in on-call rotation as needed (usually 2-3 times/month).
  • Assists in other project work or departments as assigned.
EXPECTATIONS - all Team Members
  • Observe & enforce all company personnel, quality, and safety policies.
  • Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you work effectively and cooperatively with customers, clients, coworkers, and leadership teams.
  • Participates in process improvement and problem solving utilizing continuous improvement and rational thinking methodologies.
  • Must be willing to become confined space certified
  • Must be willing to travel for continued technical training
  • Must be able to wear a full face respirator to make repairs in the presence of formaldehyde
  • Need to be able to be at Hatchery within 30 minutes of an alarm call.
  • Understand safety and quality standards.
  • LOTO trained.
  • Electrical skills required (24-volt, 110-volt, 240-volt, and 480-volt) be able to trace circuitry and read electrical schematics
  • Experience with motor controls and VFD's required.
  • HVAC skills necessary
  • PLC troubleshooting and repair skill preferred
  • Knowledge of pneumatic air systems necessary
  • Experience in robotics, plumbing and welding stainless steel a plus.
  • Considerable ability to analyze, evaluate and resolve complicated maintenance problems.
  • Considerable ability to operate power tools and machinery.
  • Ability to work at elevated heights.
  • Good communication skills
  • Have the ability to work with minimal direct supervision.
  • 3-5 years previous industrial equipment maintenance experience
  • Must be able to work in a dusty atmosphere along with temperature extremes and exposure to chemicals.
  • Will provide specialized training where needed.
Salary29.83 Hour
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