Maintenance Apprentice

at Butterball in Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Butterball, LLC, one of America's most iconic brands, helps consumers celebrate Thanksgiving and every day in between. Located in the thriving Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area, our goal is to provide a diverse array of career opportunities and paths which include our farms, processing facilities and support offices.
We are the largest producer of turkey products in the U.S., and we make a lot more than Thanksgiving turkeys. Our company's measurable growth is in no small part due to our team members in North Carolina, Arkansas, Illinois, and Missouri, who each have a seat at the table to contribute to our success

Position Summary:
As a Maintenance Apprentice, you will engage in a structured learning program under the supervision of maintenance leaders and subject matter experts. As you work through the program, you will assist maintenance teams and support all aspects of the maintenance department as needed or directed.
About the Maintenance Apprenticeship Program (MAP)
The Maintenance Apprenticeship Program (MAP) is a unique opportunity for a limited number of qualifying individuals to participate in a hands-on, practical application learning initiative intended to compliment the apprentice's academic coursework by working side-by-side with maintenance leaders and subject matter experts at a Butterball plant/facility. The apprenticeship opportunity is available on a part-time (25 hours per week) or full-time basis (40 hours per week).
Part-Time: Designed with the traditional student in mind, the part-time approach allows you to compliment your academic learnings with all aspects of our practical application apprenticeship program. (25 hours/week).
Full-Time: Designed for those who have recently completed their technical education, the full-time approach allows you to supplement the apprenticeship program with additional hours working in support of the facility's ongoing maintenance needs (40 hours per week).
Semester 1
Apprentices accepted into the program will work at the Butterball plant nearest their educational institution for a period of one semester, lasting 14 weeks. During Semester 1, each apprentice will engage in a structured, hands-on learning program.
Semester 2
A select group of apprentices, having successfully completed Semester 1 and proven their competency in the required areas, will be invited to participate in the Semester 2 capstone of the Maintenance Apprenticeship Program (MAP), lasting 16 weeks.
Tentative dates for the upcoming class of apprentices (30 total weeks):
Semester 1: May - August 2023
Semester 2: August - December 2023 (for those selected to proceed to the capstone)
Full-time Employment Opportunity
Those remaining apprentices, having successfully completed both Semester 1 and Semester 2, will be eligible to join Butterball as a full-time maintenance technician.
Paid Apprenticeship
Apprentices accepted into the Maintenance Apprenticeship Program (MAP) will be paid at an hourly rate commensurate with an entry-level/trainee-level maintenance team member.
Essential Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of maintenance leaders and subject matter experts, engage in a maintenance technician apprenticeship program that will involve hands-on learning and application in such areas as:
Workplace Safety
Motor Maintenance
Electrical Troubleshooting
Control Wiring
Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Post-training, the apprentice will be required to show / prove competency in the areas noted above
Assist maintenance team and support all aspects of the maintenance department as needed or directed
Perform preventative maintenance on plant equipment or machinery
Follows all work safety policies and guidelines
Observes equipment operation, notifying appropriate personnel of any malfunctions and/or safety issues/concerns
Adheres to all USDA and GMP (Good Manufacturing Processes) product standards and guidelines
Maintains a clean and organized work area
Performs other duties as assigned
Accountable to maintain punctual and regular attendance for scheduled work hours
Minimum Qualifications:
Must have successfully completed 3 or more courses, in or post-HS and within the past 18 months, in at least one of the following areas of specialization / training:
PLC Programming
Motor Controls
Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration (IAR)
Must be able to follow diagrams, operation manuals and manufacturing instructions
Must be able to read... For full info follow application link.

Butterball, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the fair and impartial treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without regard to gender, age, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.

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Job Posting: 3968565

Posted On: Sep 21, 2023

Updated On: Sep 24, 2023

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