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JBS USA Maintenance Manager in Lenoir, North Carolina


  • Overall owner of initial plant setup including receipt, installation and start of all new equipment and establish PM’s and spare parts inventory for all relevant equipment

  • Understand and gain expertise on all new equipment and train the maintenance team on operation and future preventative maintenance and trouble shoot as required

  • Be part of plant construction design while building and ensure compliance through the construction process

  • Overall owner of maintenance key performance indicators (KPIs)

  • Coordinate the development of RCA’s and action plans to solve problems and make improvements

  • Oversee regular maintenance budget and establish/execute capital budget

  • Ensure team member safety through training and completion/tracking of safety work orders

  • Ensure food safety and quality as it relates to maintenance activities and programs

  • Responsible for schedule attainment as it relates to maintenance activities and programs

  • Deliver cost Key Performance Indicator (KPIs) including MRO inventory & maintenance costs

  • Oversee measurement, tracking and planning for safety, quality, repair and preventative maintenance programs

  • Establish and continue positive culture with the team

  • Work closely with the plant manager and other members of the leadership team

  • Monitor and analyze maintenance down time to improve production up time efficiently

  • Create and maintain programs for hiring, training & developing the maintenance team of 2-5 people

  • Establish and maintain vendor support to ensure the most cost effective solutions

  • Make recommendations to the leadership team to improve the maintenance function

Work environment:

  • Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle/feel items, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and talk or hear

  • Office and manufacturing setting: the 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 environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area


  • Bachelor’s degree, 3+ years of maintenance management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 5+ years repair and maintenance experience within food manufacturing equipment

  • Experience with ammonia refrigeration systems and PSM programs a plus

  • Intermediate or better PC / software skills including Microsoft office and CAD

  • This role will primarily work Monday-Friday, but candidates must have the ability to work nights and weekends as needed

  • Bilingual Spanish strongly preferred

The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits:

  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after 60 days of employment

  • Paid Time Off: sick leave, vacation, and 6 company observed holidays

  • 401(k): company match begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting schedule

  • This position is eligible to participate in the Company’s annual bonus plan, the amount of bonus varies and is subject to the standard terms and conditions of the incentive program

The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.