Job Information



Maintenance Plainwell, Michigan

Position at JBS USA Food Company

Minimum Electrical Apprentice Qualifications:

  • Age- Must be over 18 years of age.

  • Apprenticeship- Second year or above preferred, we are willing to train if you are willing to learn.

  • Development- Great pay, benefits, and room for growth and advancement.

  • Education- High school diploma, General Educational Development (GED) or other high school equivalency credential required.

  • Physical- Must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the apprenticeship program, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of the individual or others.

  • Aptitude Test- All applicants must pass a skills test administered by JBS.

  • Schedule- Must be available to work on a 3 shift rotation, rotating every 6 months.

  • Review- Apprentices will be evaluated on 6 month intervals, if reviews are sub-par, employee will be evaluated on a monthly or, bi-monthly schedule. If evaluations continue to be below standard, the apprenticeship committee will then decide to keep the employee on or remove them from the apprenticeship.

  • Schooling- Schooling will be completed unpaid and off from working shift hours. However, the classes themselves are paid for by JBS.

  • Length- The apprenticeship is governed by the State of Michigan requiring the individual to be a registered apprentice for 4 calendar years and accumulate 8,000 of on the job training. Including 576 hours of apprentice related instruction over four years, showing 150 hours/year of related instruction is required for apprentices as part of the application process for the exam.


“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. It is a job expectation that all new employees have, at minimum, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in advance of their first date of employment. If you need assistance in obtaining a vaccine, the Company can help schedule you with one of its healthcare partners following a conditional job offer, if one is made.”

You must have at the minimum, first dose of the covid vaccine.