Maintenance Person (House Poultry)

Website Michael Foods

Job Highlights

Title Maintenance Person (House Poultry)
Type Full Time
Experience Not Indicated
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Bloomfield, NE, United States
Company Michael Foods

Company Profile

Michael Foods is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery, and potato products.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a Maintenance Person (House Poultry) to join its team.

Education Level

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent

Work Experience

  • Possess work-related experience (a plus)


  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures.
  • Collection and disposal of dead birds, trash pick-up, and fly control.
  • Maintain all rod conveyors, cross collections, baffle systems, etc.
  • Need to work closely with supervisor and co-workers in all departments.
  • Other duties include mill maintenance, outside maintenance, mowing, landscaping, manure (see below), etc.
  • Responsible for following a preventative maintenance program.
  • Responsible for maintaining all belts, splices, drive chains, fan gearboxes, etc.
  • Responsible for maintaining equipment and houses as instructed by supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities (manure)-

  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures.
  • Clean out the transfer room and idler area bi-weekly or as needed.
  • Immediately notify affected employees if the tunnel or manure shed needs to be shut down because of an issue
  • Loading of third-party manure trucks
  • Maintaining manure shed equipment (ex, greasing, gear boxes, cables, rollers)
  • Operate tractor, spreader, honey wagon, and water wagon
  • Operating the tunnel belt, incline belt, and sleds.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Report load counts and weights daily.
  • Responsible at all times for following and enforcing the Bio-Security Policy.
  • Responsible for maintaining payloader and other manure-handling equipment.
  • Watching the belts as they run to make sure there are no torn belts or tracking issues.


  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Class A CDL License (preferred)
  • Forklift License
  • Pulmonary Function and Fit Testing Certificate


  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to add and subtract and to multiply and divide. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagram or schedule form. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form.

Other Skills-

  • Free of any breathing problems or asthmatic conditions, dusty and aromatic conditions prevail.
  • Must be able to work at various heights, ex. top of the feed mill.
  • Must have welding and cutting torch knowledge.
  • Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions.
  • Have good mechanical knowledge.
  • Be able to work outside normal work hours when needed.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Have or be able to obtain a Nebraska Class A CDL License.
  • Must meet all DOT driving requirements.
  • Ability to occasionally lift 75 pounds

Employer’s Statement

Michael Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran, and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.

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