Smithfield Forklift Driver in Orange City, Iowa
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.
Production Crew Leads perform a variety of tasks crucial to the success of our production lines. This includes organizing production crews, performing training, and problem-solving production issues. Production employees at Smithfield handle materials and use hand tools, knives, machinery, and equipment to help deliver good food responsibly to America’s dinner table. Production team members at Smithfield do hard and physically demanding work that requires good hand-eye coordination, attention to detail, strength and stamina. Production Crew Leads helps oversee the work that is performed.
Performs work and ensures the work of others is performed in accordance with GMPs, Quality and Safety practices and proper work methods or procedures.
Assists in the supervision of production personnel
Executes daily production schedule
Recommends personnel actions
Provides advice on production projects
Interpret and explain standards
Takes and recommends alternative courses of action
Performs daily setup/shutdown on equipment
Responsible for verifying and documenting daily HACCP/CCC checks required by FSAQ Department
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.
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.
High School or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience, preferred
2+ years of manufacturing and plant operations experience, required
2+ years of leadership and/or training of hourly personnel, required
GMP and/or HACCP training experience, preferred
Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety practices and procedures
Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision and employee development
Ability to trouble shoot problems and resolve non-routine issues
Ability to interpret, apply, explain, develop, and implement standards, policies, regulations, and procedures
Ability to read and understand production documents
Ability to be aware of occupational hazards and utilize standard safety practice
Ability to respond to emergencies adequately
Ability to assist in the supervision of operations, services, and activities of the section.
Ability to operate personal computers and utilize applicable software
Ability to communicate effectively, in oral and written form
Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with hourly production personnel
Ability to follow/implement/enforce GMPs and other Food Safety and Quality requirements
Ability to perform other related duties needed as directed by managers
Work Environment & 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.
Cold temperatures between 30-45 degrees F.
Hot temperatures between 80-100 degrees F.
Ability to work in close spaces.
Must be able to stand, twist and bend on hard floors for long periods of time.
Careers and Benefits
To learn more about Smithfield’s benefits, visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits.PEOPLE MATTER
More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Working at Smithfield isn't just a job – it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.BENEFITS
Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGE
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, visitwww.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us onFacebook,Twitter,LinkedInandInstagram.
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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Job LocationsUS-IA-Orange City
FLSA Status Hourly
Shift 3rd Shift