HVAC Technician

    Smithfield Foods, Inc.
    20 Carando Drive, Springfield, MA 01104
    Full-time
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    Job Description

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    Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield, Eckrich , Nathan's Famous , Farmland , Armour , Farmer John , Kretschmar , John Morrell , Cook's , Gwaltney , Carando , Margherita , Curly's , Healthy Ones , Morliny , Krakus and Berlinki . Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs.

    HVAC employees at Smithfield perform skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the installation, maintenance, repair and operation of systems on heating, ventilating, refrigeration, air conditioning, steam ammonia. Team members at Smithfield perform physically demanding work that requires good hand-eye coordination, attention to detail, strength and stamina. Team members must be available to work scheduled hours, which may include mandatory overtime, depending upon facility demands.

    Core Responsibilities
    • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
    • Perform a task requiring continuous/repetitive movement, including grasping, pinching hands, flexing, and extending arms
    • Stand on concrete and/or platforms for up to a 12-hour shift
    • Work around animal blood and/or carcass parts
    • Work while wearing a hard hat, hearing/eye protection, and steel-toed safety shoes
    • Work in a noisy environment using personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Work with sanitation/cleaning chemicals
    • Work around strong smells/odors
    • Climb/move on ladders, steps, stairways, walkways and platforms
    • Bend, stoop, and twist repetitively over the course of an entire shift
    • Walk long distances
    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.

    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.
    • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
    • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
    • All applicants myst be at least 18 years of age.
    • Must possess HVAC certification/license as well as a Universal Technician/EPA Certification license and experience with HVAC/Ammonia equipment.
    Work Environment & Physical Demands

    The work environment characteristics & physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
    • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.
    • Must be able to lift 30-60 pounds periodically.
    EEO/AA Information

    Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

    Careers and Benefits

    To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits.

    To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits

    Posting ID: 559535444Posted: 2020-07-14