Job Information


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 a production facility 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.

Technical Services Director - Plant

Provide expert leadership in overseeing all Food Safety, Quality Assurance, and Regulatory programs to achieve the organization’s highest food safety and quality standards and to meet USDA and customer requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities :

  1. Expertise in HACCP, product specifications, GMP, SSOP, Export procedures, product labeling and regulatory requirements.

  2. Lead, mentor and evaluate plant Food Safety/Regulatory and Quality Assurance personnel for harvesting, fabrication, ground beef and case ready operations.

  3. Implement programs and procedures to effectively evaluate, monitor and trend product safety, regulatory compliance, and quality.

  4. Liaison between Plant Management, Customers, and the facility’s USDA personnel on Food Safety, Animal Welfare, Quality Assurance, Export and Labeling topics.

  5. Implement corrective actions and special projects to achieve Food Safety, Regulatory, and Quality Assurance objectives.

  6. Assist the plant to achieve Food Safety and Quality objectives.

  7. Manage special projects as assigned by Corporate Technical Services.

  8. Strive for continuous improvement in the facility Food Safety, Animal Welfare, Regulatory, and Quality Assurance programs and processes.

  9. Solid understanding of process control and execution of procedures to achieve the overall end result of safe, quality products for our customers and consumers.

  10. Manage and lead the facility Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory department.

  11. Any other duties as assigned for implementing and executing the highest standards for food safety, quality, and regulatory compliance.


  1. Leadership

  2. Quality and Work Standards

  3. Coaching and Mentoring of Others

  4. Problem Analysis and Solving

  5. Delivery of Results

  6. Team Player

  7. Oral & Written Communications

  8. Decision Making Skills

Experience and Requirements:

  1. Bachelor of Science degree in Animal, Meat, or Food Science preferred.

  2. Minimum of five years of Quality Assurance management experience preferred.

  3. Thorough knowledge of food safety and regulatory standards, product specifications, Animal Handling, GMP’s, SSOP’s, Export procedures and regulatory requirements.

  4. Basic understanding of Quality Assurance, Food Microbiology, Plant Sanitation, Process Control and Food Safety.

  5. Computer skills to include Microsoft Office programs.

  6. Excellent problem analysis and solving skills

  7. Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

“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.”