Maintenance Lead in Ozark, AR at Butterball

Date Posted: 1/10/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Pay:  Current maintenance rate plus $2.00 job premium.

Position Summary

Maintenance lead position responsible for assisting the Supervisor with duties in the maintenance area while ensuring that job tasks, assignments, and safety are followed.  The Lead will also be responsible for performing a variety of maintenance tasks and focused on training all maintenance personnel to support the daily goals .

Essential Duties, Functions and responsibilities:

  • Follows direction of Maintenance Supervisor to assign and instruct personnel of daily maintenance duties.
  • Provide training to new hires for all shifts, providing feedback and assessments to supervision as needed.
  • Perform diagnostics to identify equipment problems and repair/build parts accordingly.
  • Follow designated schedule to perform routine preventive maintenance.
  • Inspect, diagnose, disassemble, repair, and replace electrical and other equipment components.
  • Disconnect/remove old equipment and install new equipment.
  • Weld equipment and parts using mig, tig, and stick methods.
  • Perform mill/lathe work as needed.
  • Perform plumbing work as needed.
  • Must have working knowledge with electrical 3ph 208 and 480 volts.
  • Complete paperwork accurately to ensure proper documentation is maintained in equipment and repairs.
  • Perform general housekeeping as it relates to performing and cleaning up after repairs.
  • Accountable to maintain punctual and regular attendance for scheduled work hours. .

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Follows all safety, USDA, and GMP policies and guidelines in additional to maintenance-specific guidelines.
  • Basic math skills required.
  • Ability to take accurate measurements and maintain paperwork throughout shift.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and follow verbal and written instructions & policies.
  • Must be able to work in a team atmosphere
  • Must be willing and able to perform physical requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Must pass a background check, drug screen and pre-employment physical.
  • Some positions may require the ability to read, write, and/or speak English.

Physical Requirements :

  • Standing (12 hours a day or more)
  • Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling (up to and including 50lbs or more)
  • Operating hand held and/or mechanical machinery
  • Walking/climbing stairs.  Gripping, grasping, and twisting using hands and wrists
  • Bending and stooping for long periods of time.

Working Conditions/Department Description:

  • Shifts are 12 hours, either day or night.  Schedules are Sunday/Monday/Tuesday, ½ Wednesday and ½ Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  Overtime work may be required.
  • There is mandatory seasonal work for approximately 5 to 6 weeks during the months of October and November, which may include extra work days during the week, depending upon operational needs.
  • Job assignments are subject to the supervisor’s discretion, and job duties may vary day-to-day depending on production needs.
  • May work in damp, cold, hot, and warm environments and some jobs work in seasonal outdoor conditions.
  • Work with loud and noisy machinery.
  • Work with or around chemicals/fumes/pungent odors.
  • Working with animal organs and animal feces.


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