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Engine Room/Waste Water Technician

Company: Smithfield
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

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The purpose of Engine Room/Wastewater Operator is to maintain, diagnose, repair, rebuild, adjust, perform preventive maintenance and install equipment within and around the facility so as to keep the production operational and have minimal loss of production. This individual will perform the duties of an Engine Room/Wastewater Operator and assist other maintenance personnel on his/her shift and will be responsible for all necessary paperwork and documentation as they relate to the job.

Core Responsibilities

1) Written and verbal communication skills:

+ Must be able to understand all written and verbal instruction.

+ Must be able to communicate clear written and verbal instruction to co-workers and different shifts.

2) Must be able to effectively utilize measuring equipment.

+ Tape measure, veneer calipers, levels, transit, and protractor.

3) Ammonia Knowledge:

+ Must successfully complete a respiratory clearance test.

+ Must successfully complete the Level 1 Garden City, KS Ammonia training class.

+ Be able to enter into an atmosphere with ammonia in the area.

+ Be able to work in extreme hot and cold environments.

4) Mechanical skills:

+ Must be able to perform basic mechanical repairs on all ammonia and engine room equipment.

+ Perform preventive maintenance tasks on all ammonia and engine room equipment.

5) Electrical skills:

+ Must be able to effectively complete the company electrical safety program.

+ Must be able to utilize a volt/ohm meter to verify voltage, test fuses and functionality of electrical circuit.

+ Must be able to read an electrical schematic for troubleshooting purpose.

+ Must be able to solder electronic components.

Moderately skilled

1) Must meet all of the Basic skills.

2) Boiler Mechanic:

+ Must be able to effectively troubleshoot the boiler system both electrically and mechanically.

+ Must be able to utilize the electrical schematic to assist in the troubleshooting of the boiler system.

+ Must have an effective knowledge of boiler chemistry.

3) Plumbing skills:

+ Must be able to identify all plumbing components and sizes.

+ Must be able to cut and tap national pipe threads.

+ Must be able to read plumbing schematics.

+ Must be able to correctly install all types of piping.

4) Comfort and food storage refrigeration mechanic:

+ Must be able to effectively troubleshoot and repair the electrical and mechanical side of our comfort and food storage units.

+ Must successfully pass the CFC test.

5) PSM:

+ Must be directly involved with our PSM program in the following ways:

+ Weekly meetings.

+ Managing our current PSM program through information and document updates.

+ Participating in PSM related PM's.

6) Computer skills:

+ Ability to troubleshoot computer controlled equipment.

+ Ability to modify and troubleshoot PLC programs.

7) PSM:

+ Must have extensive knowledge and be able to maneuver throughout our PSM program.

Waste Water Essential Function

+ Monitor water meters for ph levels and add chemicals as needed.

+ Work with acids and cuastics, monitor addtion of chemicals;

+ Conduct teston gas emision produced by waste water

+ Obtain water samples for teting and record

+ Maintain pumps, motors, valves and water and sludge lines

+ Install new equipment

+ Maintain and clean eqiupment

+ Move drums

+ Other general duties as required

+ Peform other duties as assigned


Must be mechanically inclined

+ Must have trouble shooting ability

+ Electrical and plumbing experience a plus

+ Previous experience handling chemicals helpful

+ ability to comprened verbal and written instructions

+ Abilit to lilft 50 lbs and push up to 600 lbs.

+ Welding experience is a plus

+ Selft Starter

+ Good Attendane

+ Weekends and overtime required.

+ Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

See above

Work Environment & Physical Demands

+ Walking long distances and/or climbing or moving on ladders, sometimes on wet uneven and slippery surfaces

+ Carrying, lifting, lowering pushg and pull heavy abojects

+ Work in a cold environment 20-45 F or 100 F

+ Wear use and maitaint personal protective equip

+ Frequent static and/or awkwar postures with neck and spine flexion while grasphing, pinching, pullling, lifting, extending,flexing the hands and arms.

+ Use a variety of knives hand tools, power tools and equipmnet

+ Able to understand and follow oral and written insructions

+ Additioanl essential funtions may be applicable to specific jobs

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit


More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.


Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.


Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.


Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 43,000 U.S. team members and 16,000 European employees are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly. -" and have made us one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield -, Eckrich -and Nathan's Famous -, among many others. For more information,, and connect with us onFacebook,Twitter,LinkedInandInstagram.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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ID 2022-21854

Job LocationsUS-NE-Lincoln

Category Maintenance/Engineering

Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Hourly

Shift 3rd Shift

Keywords: Smithfield, Lincoln , Engine Room/Waste Water Technician, Professions , Lincoln, Nebraska

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