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JBS USA Bacon Production Hourly in Ottumwa, Iowa

JBS Prepared Foods is hiring for quality, motivated, people to join the JBS team on our production floor as general laborers.

Our Company, Your Opportunity:

JBS Prepared Foods is a company with an 80-year history of prove high-quality, great-tasting sliced meats, bacon, ham, and ribs. JBS is the world’s leading provider of beef, chicken and pork, with a vision of building the company into a leader in Protein Centric Prepared Foods. This is a unique opportunity to be in a start-up environment, with the backing of a Global CPG Powerhouse. This is an opportunity for people who want to think Big, dream Big and work to make Big ideas a reality.

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:

  • Manufacture product consistent with product specifications for the assigned work area.

  • Complete mandatory safety training as outlined for the job assignment.

  • Complete mandatory food safety/GMP training as outlined for the job assignment.

  • Assist with product reconditioning as needed and directed

Applicants should be willing or capable of working and performing jobs in the following areas in the plant:

  • Work in an areas where livestock is being killed

  • Work regularly in temperatures are near or below freezing (Coolers, Loading Dock Freezer)

  • Work in areas with unpleasant odors

  • Work in damp or cold conditions (20-30 Degrees-Fabrication)

  • Work in extreme heat

  • Work in areas that require you to lift, pull, or push 50 lbs.

  • Work with sharp knives or a cutting tool

  • Willing and capable of working overtime when necessary (Heavy Season- August-February)

  • Available to work days and nights

  • Willing and capable of working Saturdays

  • Willing and capable of working in or around bloody areas, in a fast-paced work environment, performing repetitive hand motions and body movements. Physical demanding jobs may take 5 to 6 weeks for the body to fully adjust to the work conditions, work environment, and job descriptions.


Swift Prepared Foods/JBS offers a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.

JBS Prepared Foods/JBS is an equal opportunity employer.

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