Mar 25, 2020

Maintenance Technician - Military Veteran Tar Heel, NC

  • Smithfield Foods
  • Tar Heel, NC
Full-Time Engineering Installation - Maint - Repair Manufacturing Other Skilled Labor

Job Description

Join the growing community of 1700+ military veterans working at Smithfield Foods, working as a member of our Maintenance Team.


Maintenance technicians repair and troubleshoot food processing equipment to include: stuffers, vacuum pumps, mixers, grinders, packaging machinery, conveyors, hydraulic units, multivacs, and ovens.  All of this equipment helps deliver Good Food, Responsibly to America’s dinner table.  Maintenance team members at Smithfield do hard and physically demanding work that requires strong mechanic, electrial, and/or electronic aptitude - and Military veterans are a proven fit.

Smithfield Salutes, our Veterans Employee Resource Group, is working to make the transition from military to civilian life a seamless one for you and your family.  We encourage military veterans to apply for any job at Smithfield Foods that matches your ability to fix, execute, problem solve, create, or lead. For more information


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.


  • A minimum of two (2) years of military service, active duty or reserve.
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Experience in the maintenance field; preferred.
  • Ability to weld stainless steel and other related metals.
  • Knowledge of electrical circuits and troubleshooting, preferred.
  • Prior experience reading schematics and hydraulic drawings, preferred.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bilingual, preferred.
  • May be required to work long hours and weekends.

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