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About JBS

JBS began in 1953 as a small, family-owned company in Brazil. We have continued to steadily grow and are now the largest animal protein processor in the world. Though our business has grown, our family values remain our foundation. We seek to hire dedicated individuals who are committed to learning and share our desire to be the best. At JBS, our team members are our most important asset and feeding the world is our greatest goal.

The Tolleson operation is a two-shift fabrication, one-shift harvest, distribution center and warehouse located in the City of Tolleson, in Maricopa County, Arizona. The city was incorporated in 1929 and is named after its founder W.G. Tolleson.

The Tolleson facility was originally built in 1968 as Swift Packing, Co. In 1981, the name was changed to Sun Land Beef Co. and in 1996, it became part of Packerland Packing. In 2001, the plant was acquired by Smithfield Foods Inc. and in 2007, its name was changed again to Smithfield Beef Group-Tolleson. The Tolleson plant then joined the JBS family in 2008.

Tolleson exports to different countries including Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan and Mexico.


Investing in our people is a large part of the reason why success at JBS is so achievable. Working in operations gives you the opportunity to contribute to the very core of our business: producing the highest quality products for families around the globe. At the JBS operations facilities, we offer career growth opportunities for people with all kinds of interests and backgrounds who are interested in working in a fast-paced, hands-on environment. Additionally, opportunities abound for those who enjoy working within the production environment and are excited about both leading a team and ensuring we are producing a top quality, safe product for families across the globe.


JBS® values the people who make our company a success. We want to be sure our team members know just how much we appreciate their dedication by ensuring they love working with us. As part of our total compensation package, JBS® and offers comprehensive employee benefits designed to meet the healthcare and financial goals of our team members and their families today, tomorrow and in the future.

Position: Harvest Maintenance Supervisor

Position Summary: Supervisor will provide leadership to Maintenance Department and report directly to the Harvest Maintenance Superintendent.

The position will be responsible for maintaining health of assets by using an effective maintenance program.

Cross functional teamwork is critical to success in the role in working with personnel from operations,maintenance, food safety and safety on plant initiatives and continuous improvement.

Area of Responsibility: .

  • Supervises plant maintenance personnel and is responsible for planning, leading, organizing, controlling, coordinating, scheduling and assigning all work requirements associated with breakdown, preventative maintenance, predictive technologies, project and day to day work orders while ensuring compliance with all internal and external regulations in maintenance.

  • Provide immediate response to operational maintenance concerns and communicate directly with the operations department to coordinate maintenance and repair work in all areas to minimize interruptions in production.

  • Maintain accurate records of management, operation and maintenance through compliance with company policies, procedure and property loss programs.

  • Supervise repairs/project carried out by Maintenance personnel and Contractors and ensures the quality of their work and their adherence to deadlines through rigorous follow-ups.

  • Plans and controls expenditures in accordance with the operating budget of the department.

  • Maintains safety, health and environmental policies and procedures while ensuring that compliance with all regulations pertaining to the maintenance department are met at all times.


  • Educational background in mechanical or engineering technology (diploma or degree) coupled with Electrician license (or equivalent) is considered and asset.

  • Three years supervision experience in the maintenance and/or operation of process manufacturing facility in a fast paced unionized environment is preferred.

  • Consideration will be given to candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • In depth knowledge of a continuous process manufacturing facility and strong experience with equipment overhaul , machining, pneumatics, hydraulics, piping repairs with maintenance of processing equipment is considered an asset.

  • Experience driving Preventative Maintenance Systems.

  • Willingness and flexible to work in shift as scheduled (afternoon shift/weekends)

  • Excellent planning, analytical and organizational skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Knowledge of Windows and MS office suite