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Entry Level IT Technician

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The successful candidate will assist IT personnel with implementing new projects, repairs, and upgrades to serve a growing demand for integration. This person will also provide on-site support for all end users. 
 
SUMMARY OF PRIMARY JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Effectively pulling, terminating, and testing Cat5/6e network cable
  • Configuring, and installing wireless access points, security cameras, servers, and other relevant hardware.
  • Ability to use hand tools in safe and responsible manner.
  • Must be able to follow specific instructions.
 
PERSONALITY & ATTITUDE REQUIREMENTS:
  • Able to project Swaggerty’s image by being friendly and caring and by taking pride in their work.
  • Must be a positive team member at all times.
  • Extremely well organized with attention to detail skills.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task.
  • Must be self-motivated and disciplined.
  • Must be able to prioritize and complete work assignments on a timely basis.
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality and judgment regarding privileged information.
  • Must have professional appearance.
  • Must promote and support a “team” work environment.
  • Must adapt to changes easily.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS NECESSARY TO PERFORM JOB DUTIES:
  • Able to display and live out our Swaggerty’s principles by being: patient, kind, trusting, unselfish, truthful, forgiving, and dedicated.
  • Able to hear, see and speak.
  • Able to speak, read and write. 
  • Ability to work comfortably at heights (up to 50 feet) and cold/hot temperatures (0 to 100+ degrees). 
  • Able to sit and/or stand for long/short periods.
  • Able to maintain dependable work attendance and flexibility with assigned work schedules including any required evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Able to tolerate a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to report to work without being under the influence of drugs or smelling of alcohol.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds.
 
REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Must possess valid Tennessee driver's license. 
  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen. 
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Minimum 2 years IT technical training with (CompTIA, C-Tech) certificates and/or diploma preferred
 
INDUSTRY:
Food & Beverage, Food Production, Consumer Goods
 
EMPLOYMENT TYPE:
Full-time
 
EEO/AA INFORMATION:
Swaggerty Sausage Company 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.
 
NEXT STEPS:
Please send all inquiries and resumes to jphillips@swaggertys.com.   Thank you!

MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Excellent opportunity for a talented, self-driven experienced Maintenance Supervisor to join a leading pork sausage manufacturer that provides, quite possibly, the best tasting sausage in America. The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of Maintenance Technicians on designated shift. This position is a hands-on maintenance role, and this individual will provide technical support throughout the facility as well as implement projects.  Candidates must have 5-10 years of related experience within a high-speed manufacturing environment. A four-year degree or equivalent work experience is required, and PSM / Ammonia experience preferred.  Certifications a plus.  THIS IS A SECOND OR THIRD SHIFT POSITION WITH AN EXCELLENT CHANCE FOR ADVANCEMENT.  SOME WEEKEND WORK REQUIRED.  
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Align the maintenance organization with the company’s vision, mission statement and core values. 
  • Plan, prioritize and schedule maintenance activities for equipment (process and packaging systems), utility infrastructure, buildings and grounds, and support areas.
  • Assign, supervise, review and participate in the work of technicians responsible for maintenance of the plant, including repair and installation of all electric, hydraulic, pneumatic, and mechanical equipment.
  • Order parts, equipment, specialized tools and services required to perform work. Issue purchase orders, approve and reconcile invoices.
  • Monitor work activities of others to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Provide guidance and support in daily operations, including task planning and coordination, and asset protection.
  • practices/programs for food safety, process safety, environmental safety and personnel safety. Process safety for ammonia refrigeration. Ensure GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), HACCP for food safety.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned or necessary.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
  • Strong working knowledge of technical and industry building/grounds and utility infrastructure, including:
  • Minimum of five (5) years to ten (10) of experience in maintenance–related work in manufacturing or production facilities.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of prior Maintenance Supervisor
  • Utility Systems: Steam and condensate; Water and wastewater; Compressed air.
  • Building Systems: Electrical (power/distribution, lighting, fire alarm, communications, network, phone, security) and Mechanical (HVAC, plumbing/domestic water, fire sprinklers).
  • Electrical & Controls: Motor control centers/drives; Programmable logic controllers (PLC); Human machine interfaces (HMI) and other instrumentation.  
  • Maintenance Systems: Predictive, preventative and breakdown maintenance; computerized maintenance management system; Inventories and supplies.
  • Ammonia Refrigeration: Basic system operation and major unit operations; Third party execution of maintenance; process safety.
  • Core knowledge, experience, and skill in construction, tooling, crafts, carpentry, welding, building and household maintenance, landscape, light industrial, and janitorial functions. Basic mechanical troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of meat process and packaging systems, including specialized process equipment and basic food systems (conveyors, liquid systems, etc.)
  • Proficient (intermediate to advanced) with Office Suite (Word, Excel) and Auto Cad or equivalent.
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal, with proficiency in English, written and verbal.
  • Able to perform well in a fast-paced, frequently high pressured environment, where internal/external customer demands are expected and routine.
 
COMPETENCIES:
  • Management Skills: Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise and motivate others.
  • Honesty/Integrity: Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Communication:  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and spoken word.
  • Problem Solving and Analytical skills: Ability to analyze and find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Time Management: Ability to utilize available time to organize & complete work within given deadlines
  • Computer Skills - Literate in MS Word, Excel, and Auto Cad or equivalent.
 
ADDITIONAL/PREFERRED:
  • Maintenance work in a food manufacturing USDA Facility experience preferred.
  • Hazmat certification.
  • Emergency responder certification. 
  • PSM / Ammonia experience preferred.  
 
REQUIRED EDUCATION:

A four-year degree or equivalent work experience. Eighteen months of education or training beyond High School level in general maintenance and repair, or a related area.

 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Frequently required to stand; use hands to handle or feel, and talk or hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  • The work environment characteristics 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.
  • Production plant working environment.  
  • Personal Protection Equipment provided and required.
  • Noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud; hearing protection required.  
 
INDUSTRY:
Food & Beverage, Food Production, Consumer Goods
 
EMPLOYMENT TYPE:
Full-time
 
EEO/AA INFORMATION:
Swaggerty Sausage Company 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.
 
NEXT STEPS:
Email questions, application, or resume to hr@swaggertys.com.

GENERAL LABORERS

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Swaggerty Sausage Inc. Co. is seeking safety-minded General Laborers to work in Kodak, TN. Experience in the food manufacturing industry a plus, but not required. Applicants should have access to reliable transportation. We have openings in various production positions, Maintenance, and Shipping departments. You have seen the rest, now join the best. Competitive pay and benefits offered.
 
First and second shift available. Monday through Friday with an occasional weekend. Benefits, bonuses, and overtime available as applicable.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Requirements
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Pass E-Verify authorization.
  • Pass drug screening.
  • Have good moral character as determined by a thorough investigation conducted by the employing agency.
 
COMPETENCIES:
  • Thoroughness. 
  • Teamwork Orientation.
  • Basic technical capacity.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Loading or unloading materials manually, off or on to pallets.
  • Physical Demands
  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Repetitive arm movement.
  • Must be able to lift and pull up to 50 pounds.
  • Comprehend instructions and retain information.
  • Maintain safe work environment
  • Adapt well to a fast-paced environment
  • Employee must wear employer provided personal protective equipment as applicable to position.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Repetitive arm movement.
  • Must be able to repetitively lift and pull 50 pounds.
  • Comprehend instructions and retain information.
 
WORK ENVIRON,ENT:
  • Fast paced environment
  • Tolerate an average temperature of 55 degrees year-round.
  • Employee must wear employer provided personal protective equipment as applicable to position.
  • The noise level in the work environment can be loud.
 
EEO/AA INFORMATION:
Swaggerty Sausage Company 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.
 
NEXT STEPS:
Please pick up an application at 2827 Swaggerty Road * Kodak TN, email hr@swaggertys.com, or call 865-933-2625 x155 to set up an interview with our Human Resources Dept.

FORKLIFT OPERATOR

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Swaggerty Sausage Inc. Co. is seeking experienced forklift operators to work in Kodak, TN.  Forklift experience is required.
 
Monday through Friday with an occasional weekend.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Requirements
  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Complete Forklift Operator Training and renewing every three (3) years
  • Pass E-Verify authorization.
  • Have good moral character as determined by a thorough investigation conducted by the employing agency.
 
COMPETENCIES:
  • Ability to read labels and numbers
  • Ability to operate in high speed and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to Add, Subtract and Multiply.
  • Good Physical Health
  • Honesty/Integrity: Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Communication: Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and spoken word.
  • Motivation: Ability to inspire oneself & others to reach goals and/or perform to the best of their ability.
  • Problem Solving and Analytical skills: Ability to analyze and find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Relationship Building: Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.
  • Responsible: Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
  • Time Management: Ability to utilize available time to organize & complete work within given deadlines.
  • Persistence: Ability to complete a task or course of action despite opposition or discouragement.
  • Presentation Skills: Ability to effectively present information internally.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Move controls, devices and levers to drive forklifts of industry to transfer materials between unloading, processing, loading and storage areas.
  • Organizing and securing stored materials.
  • Loading or unloading materials manually, off or on to pallets.
  • Performing routine post and pre inspections to ensure suitable working nature or forklift equipment.
  • Reporting to supervisor regarding any damage to racks, faulty equipment, or any other safety hazards.
  • Consulting, working and coordinating with supervisors, managers, equipment manufactures, and employees regarding unloading and loading operations.
  • Wrapping material loads with a wrapper and making clean the warehouse premises.
  • Pick, pull and stage orders as needed.
  • Physical Demands
  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Repetitive arm movement.
  • Must be able to repetitively lift and pull 50 pounds.
  • Comprehend instructions and retain information.
  • Work Environment
  • Fast paced environment
  • Tolerate a temperature of -20 degrees year round.
  • Employee must wear slip-resistant shoes, gloves, bibs, jackets that are rated for freezer, and knife.
  • The noise level in the work environment can be loud.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Repetitive arm movement.
  • Must be able to repetitively lift and pull 50 pounds.
  • Comprehend instructions and retain information.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  • Fast paced environment
  • Tolerate a temperature of -20 degrees year round.
  • Employee must wear slip-resistant shoes, gloves, bibs, jackets that are rated for freezer, and knife.
  • The noise level in the work environment can be loud.

NEXT STEPS:

Please pick up an application at 2827 Swaggerty Road * Kodak TN or call 423-586-5008 to set up an interview.

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

Must have knowledge of pneumatics, hydraulics, plumbing, pipe fitting, welding & electric. Must be able to work long hours. Please apply @ Swaggerty Sausage in Kodak.

Vac., Ins, & 401k offered, Salary negotiable.

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPT.
SWAGGERTY'S SAUSAGE COMPANY
2827 SWAGGERTY ROAD
KODAK, TN 37764

865-933-2625
HR@SWAGGERTYS.COM
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