Job Information


J ob Title: Maintenance Manager

Our Company, Your Opportunity:

Swift Prepared Foods is a company with an 80-year history of providing high quality, great tasting fully cooked sous vide proteins, Italian meats, sliced meats, bacon and ham. Swift Prepared Foods is a division of JBS, 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 a role for someone who is looking for an entrepreneurial challenge in a company with aspirations to be leaders within the CPG world. The position will have both strategic and tactical elements and the person may wear different hats. 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.

Our Values:

Scope of Position:

The Maintenance Manager will be responsible for managing plant maintenance activities at a newly upgraded 50,000+ square foot, fully cooked meat manufacturing plant. Responsibilities include managing maintenance of production equipment in a manner that ensures employee safety, product safety and quality and compliance to production schedules. The position will also be responsible for managing all maintenance costs for the facility.


  • Owner of Plant maintenance KPI’s.

  • Coordinates the development of RCA’s and Action plans to solve problems and make improvements.

  • Safety: Implements and enforces Company safety policy and responsible for Team Member Safety.

  • Responsible for Food Safety & Quality as it relates to Plant maintenance activities and programs.

  • Responsible for Plant Schedule attainment as it relates to Plant maintenance activities and programs.

  • Owns deployment and progress tracking of the maintenance pillar for the facility.

  • Responsible for delivering cost KPI’s including MRO inventory & Plant maintenance Costs.

  • Oversee measurement, tracking and planning for safety, quality, repair and preventive maintenance programs for the facilities.

  • Project management: Sets project goals and direction. Develops capital project budgets in collaboration with BD&E. Ensures project compliance with Company strategic plan.

  • Product and Process Development: Provides general oversight for execution and completion of comprehensive design verification and process validation protocols

  • Owns the ammonia refrigeration systems and PSM programs.

  • Training: Ensures adequate staff training and documentation thereof, in line with Company policies.

  • Owns the maintenance training program and responsible for tracking progress

  • Responsible for maintaining company culture and upholding JBS Values.

  • Work closely with the Plant Manager and BD&E team in establishing and executing capital budgets.

  • Monitors and analyzes maintenance costs and helps prepare annual budgets.

  • Manages, develops and maintains programs for hiring, training & professional development for the Plant maintenance team.

  • Makes recommendations to the leadership team to improve the maintenance function with the plant.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • 7 years + maintenance experience with a consumer-packaged goods food plant.

  • 5 + years of maintenance management experience.

  • Experience with robotic machinery for food packaging and processing.

  • Experience with repair and maintenance of food manufacturing equipment

  • Experience with Ammonia refrigeration systems and PSM programs.

  • PC / software skills including CAD.

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt is a plus.

Work Environment:

  • Food manufacturing environment

If interested, please apply at jbssa.com/careers

We offer a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.

Swift Prepared Foods is an equal opportunity employer.

EOE/ Vet/Disabled