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General Production - Military Veteran

Smithfield Foods Crete Full-Time
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Join the growing community of 1700+ military veterans working at Smithfield Foods, working as a member of our Production Team.

Production employees at Smithfield Foods 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 - all qualities found in Military Veterans.

Smithfield Salutes, our Veterans Employee Resource Group, is working to make the transition from military to civilian life a seamless one for you and your family.  We encourage military veterans to apply for any job at Smithfield Foods that matches your ability to fix, execute, problem solve, create, or lead. For more information visit: www.smithfieldfoods.com/veterans.

Core Responsibilities
  • Continuous standing in one location for long periods of time (up to 2-3 hours). Most jobs have fixed workstations and are conveyor line paced.
  • Able to walk long distances 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 carts, bins or transport containers.
  • Working in a cold environment between 20-45 degrees F, hot environments between 80-110 Degrees F and frequent contact with animal fats.
  • Wearing, using and maintaining personal protective equipment (PPE). 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, power tools and equipment, electrical devices, controls and motorized vehicles.
  • Being able to understand and follow oral and written instructions from supervisor and or designated staff.
  • Additional essential functions may be applicable to specific jobs.
  • Key Responsibilities:

  • Competent and trustworthy to comply with federal inspection programs and all company safety and health policies.
  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance.
  • Be available to work all scheduled hours, which may include mandatory overtime, depending upon production demands.
  • Qualifications
    • A minimum of two (2) years of military service, active duty or reserve.
    • High School diploma or GED
    • May be required to work long hours and weekends
    Supervisory Responsibilities

    This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities. 

    Work Environment & Physical Demands

    Able to stand, twist and bend on hard floors for long periods of time.

    Work Environment & Physical Demands

    Cold Temperatures between 20-45 Degrees F and Hot Temperatures between 80-110 Degrees F.

    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

    Housekeeping
    Packing
    Labelling
    Lifting
    Fine Motor Skills
    Carry
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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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