Job Information


JBS Tannery started in April 1997. The majority of Cactus’ production is exported. The wet blue hides are further processed into finished leather used in the production of various leather goods. The Cactus Tannery also provides custom bluing for various customers and custom splitting in the blue. Cactus wet blue is also utilized in the production of boots for the U.S. military. Cactus tannery has received a Gold Medal ranking from the Leather Working Group. This group of industry leaders has established guidelines regarding environmental stewardship.

JBS created its leather division in 2009 as an important part of its strategy to add value to the production chain. JBS Leather is the world’s largest leather processing company with 21 manufacturing units and 5 distribution centers on 4 continents. The business unit currently employs around 9 thousand people worldwide and produces wet blue, semi-finished and finished leather for the automotive, furniture, footwear and artifacts industries.

The JBS Tannery Cactus operation is a two-shift, hide processing facility located in the panhandle of Texas. JBS Tannery employs approx. 180 employees in its Cactus facility.


Investing in our people is a large part of the reason why success at JBS is so achievable. Working in operations gives you the opportunity to contribute to the very core of our business: producing the highest quality products for families around the globe. At the JBS operations facilities, we offer career growth opportunities for people with all kinds of interests and backgrounds who are interested in working in a fast-paced, hands-on environment. Additionally, opportunities abound for those who enjoy working within the production environment and are excited about both leading a team and ensuring we are producing a top quality product across the globe.


JBS® values the people who make our company a success. We want to be sure our team members know just how much we appreciate their dedication by ensuring they love working with us. As part of our total compensation package, JBS® and offers comprehensive employee benefits designed to meet the healthcare and financial goals of our team members and their families today, tomorrow and in the future.

Hourly Production


Position requires individual help with the fabrication of wholesale hide products in a production line setting.

Functional Requirements

Ability to lift, push, and pull product repetitively in a hot and/or cold assembly line environment

Ability to work with sharp instruments and chemicals

Must maintain good personal hygiene

Departments include Limeflesh, Greenflesh, Bluewring, Take-up and Tannery maintenance.

The facility processes more than one million hides per year.