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JBS USA Production Operator Technician in Live Oak, Florida


At Pilgrim’s, Safety Is A Condition , which means the safety of our team members comes first - always. This includes increased safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as enhanced cleaning and sanitation, face coverings, temperature screens and plexi-glass or plastic barriers. We are also working to secure vaccine availability for our Team Members.


The Chiller Operator is responsible for set-up, operation and maintaining chiller operations to keep the flow of product consistent between 1 st and 2 nd processing.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  • Assist with start-up or end of production tasks for chilling system (per schedule)

  • Monitor chillers for water temperature, volume, PH, and PPM levels per SOP

  • Makes adjustment, keeping maintenance and production personnel informed of any concerns

  • Monitors water flow and assist in water management related to chillers

  • Basic understanding of anti-microbial agents and pathogen control

  • Basic knowledge of Infinity, ability to read and understand the information presented and respond to alarms in the correct manner.

  • Calibrates monitoring equipment

  • Ability to work different line positions as needed

  • Helps with training of backups as needed

  • Maintains reports for shift manager

  • Conducts additional testing in other areas

    EXPECTATATIONS – all Team Members

  • Observe & enforce all company personnel, quality, safety, and food 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 such as Six Sigma.

    Recognizes and acts on incidents and safety risks. Consistently practices, and enforces safe work habits and drives those habits throughout the organization


  • Demonstrated ability to read, write and speak English

  • Demonstrated ability to perform basic math skills including: addition, subtraction, division, multiplication and percentage calculations

  • Ability to pass a Prove It test

  • A ility to pass a POET test

  • A bility to lift up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to work in a cold and wet environment and other departments as needed

  • A bility to work with minimal supervision while keeping leadership updated on issues

  • Flexibility to perform various tasks

  • A bility to communicate and work well with others

  • Excellent attendance is required for this position

  • To perform this job successfully, applicant must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.