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Smithfield Foods Forklift Operator in ORANGE CITY, Iowa

Forklift OperatorID2020-14648Job LocationsUS-IA-Orange CityCategoryOperationsTypeFull-TimeFLSA StatusHourlyShift1st and 2nd ShiftJob LocationsUS-IA-Orange CityYour OpportunityThis position is responsible for the safe and efficient set up, inspection and operation of equipment/machinery utilized in the processing of pet food / treats products. Additionally, responsible for following standard operating procedures, including but not limited to, completing production related paperwork and meeting product specifications. About Smithfield FoodsHeadquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 40,000 U.S. and 15,000 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 many industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to cut our carbon impact by 25 percent by 2025. 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, visit , and connect with us on , , and .Core ResponsibilitiesMust have a minimum of 6 months forklift experience.Warehouse experience preferred.Continuous standing in one location for extended periods (up to 2-3 hours before break). Many jobs have fixed workstation locations and are conveyor line paced.Walking long distances sometimes on wet, uneven and slippery surfaces.Climbing or moving on ladders, steps, stairwells, walkways, and platforms.Carrying, lifting, lowering, pushing and pulling of heavy and or awkward objects or loads. Lifting and lowering of objects up to 60 lbs. Pushing or pulling of heavy roller carts, bins, or transport containers.Working in cold environment 20-45 deg F, hot environment exceeding 100 deg F and frequent contact with animal fats.Wearing, using and maintaining personal protective equipment. Using, cleaning, maintaining, and safe handling of sharp cutting tools.Frequent static and /or awkward work postures with neck and spine flexion while grasping, pinching, pulling, lifting, extending, flexing the hands and arms to perform tasks. A variety of arm and hand movements are required in applying force, movement and repetition.Using and maintaining a variety of knives, hand tools, powered tools and equipment, electrical devices, controls, and motorized vehicles.Being able to understand and follow oral and written instruction from supervisors and designated staff.Additional essential functions may be applicable to specific jobs.QualificationsMust be able to comprehend and pass the PIT training, must also understand safe driving techniques.Must be able to properly complete paperwork for production and pre-op check lists. Ability to understand and follow both written and verbal instructions and labels.Follow established personal safety guidelines and policies.Follow established food safety guidelines and policies.Careers and BenefitsTo learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit EEO/AA InformationSmithfield, 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.Software Powered by iCIMSSmithfield 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 w

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