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BioScience - Plant Operator

Smithfield Foods Cincinnati Full-Time
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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.

The Plant Operator reports to the Production Manager. The position is one of assisting in the manufacture of the Company’s products pursuant to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Procedures (cGMP) as regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Core Responsibilities
  • Operational \u2013 Receives purchased raw materials and supplies on behalf of the company, and transfers such materials within the facility, as required.  Periodically sanitizes production equipment and the facility to a ready-to-use condition.  Performs production operations, including loading and unloading of chemical equipment, filters, vacuum and freeze driers, sampling of intermediates, size reductions, in-process qualitative and quantitative testing, packaging, and discharging of plant effluent, all as per established SOPs.
  • Administrative \u2013 Logs all operations performed in batch records and/or cleaning logs. Issues receiving reports when receiving raw materials and supplies. Precision and careful attention to accuracy of recording information is essential.
  • Staff \u2013 Advises supervisor and the quality assurance manager of any cGMP violations and keeps supervisor abreast of low levels of raw materials and supplies.
  • Limits of Authority- No authority to sign for the Company, except when receiving raw materials and supplies.  No authority to divulge company information.

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.

Qualifications

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 Diploma, required. 
  • Continued education a prerequisite for advancement.

  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
EEO/AA Information

Smithfield, is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status or status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield’s benefits, visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits

 

Skills required

Preventive Maintenance
Perform Repair
Maintain Equipment
Heavy Equipment
Operate Plant Equipment
Repair Mechanical Equipment
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Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food and leading consumer packaged meats company.

We are also the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, committed to providing good food in a responsible way. We accomplish that by maintaining robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental, and food safety and quality programs.

Based in Smithfield, Virginia, in the United States, we are the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Cook’s®, John Morrell®, Gwaltney®, Kretschmar®, Margherita®, Curly’s®, Carando®, and Healthy Ones®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care

How We Got Started

In 1936, Joseph W. Luter and his son founded a small meat-packing company, The Smithfield Packing Company, along the tributary of the historic James River in the colonial town of Smithfield, Virginia. Over 60 years later, the “Genuine Smithfield Ham” that brought them worldwide acclaim is still born, bred and produced only in Smithfield. We now have a line of quality meats so vast, it’s helped make the parent company, Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest producer of pork products. Thanks to our heritage and commitment to flavor, Smithfield is now known as the “Ham Capital of the World.”

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