Job Information


COVID-19 Requirements: Must have at least the first dose of the vaccine prior to orientation and must complete the second dose within the recommended period.

We have an opportunity for you on our 2nd shift Refrigeration team at Swift Prepared Foods in Council Bluffs, IA.

Wages starting at $28.00 per hour with great benefits!

- BONUS pay of $1 for every hour worked for perfect attendance each pay period!

- Weekly pay (Every Friday)

- 10 days of paid vacation after just 1 year

- Full benefits option after just 60 days of employment

-Free Community College for Employees and Dependents!

Benefits include:

  • Vacations

  • Paid Holidays

  • Personal days

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Life insurance

  • 401(k)

Our Mission:

To be THE BEST in all we do. We are completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders. All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.

Key Responsibilities and Accountability include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain and complete work orders and preventive maintenance paperwork in a timely manner

  • Maintain a log book of all breakdowns and corrective actions taken

  • Complete daily rounds on all equipment; this includes weekends and holidays, 365 days a year

  • Schedule shutdowns of equipment and machinery for repairs and maintenance without disrupting production

  • Troubleshoot equipment mechanically and electrically for any issues

  • Utilize time effectively to best minimize equipment downtime and repairs

  • Be safety-minded and follow lockout-tagout (LOTO) procedures for all equipment that is being worked on

  • Be a team player and not afraid to ask for guidance or help when needed

  • Be on call when needed and able to work alone if the situation calls for it

  • Receive and follow training on LOTO, fall protection, confined space, hot work, and any other training deemed necessary to perform the job safely and effectively

  • Order materials and parts as needed for stock or repairs of equipment

  • Maintain clean mechanical rooms at all times with no exceptions

  • Work with several outside vendors and technicians in a professional manner

  • Assist maintenance technicians with mechanical troubleshooting and repairs as needed or as directed by maintenance leadership

  • Other duties as assigned


  • At least two years in a refrigeration or boiler room preferred.

  • Operator 1 and Operator 2 preferred.

  • Strong working knowledge of industrial maintenance and electrical functions

  • Able to learn and follow directions from management and team leaders

  • Able to follow and implement safety rules

  • Able to read and write in English

  • Proficient with time and prioritizing work

  • Able to use a computer for the functions of the engine room and email

  • Able to be SCBA certified for Haz-Mat

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds

  • Ability to work 12-hour shifts is required

  • Plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold (non-weather related), and working near moving mechanical parts

  • Noise level in the work areas can be loud, especially in the ammonia compressor room

  • Will be regularly exposed to outside weather in all conditions

  • Will be regularly exposed to chemicals used in the plant and for maintenance processes

  • Able to climb ladders and stairs regularly

  • Able to climb under and over piping and equipment as needed