Smithfield Foods

  • Job ID
    FLSA Status
    2nd Shift
  • Overview

    The Hog Barn Supervisor supervises the movement of livestock from the receiving area to the holding pens/production line. Supervises administrative/production employees on assigned shifts to ensure production guidelines are being met within established timing, quality, and cost standards. Maintains/monitors facilities and company/governmental programs related to the hog receiving function.



    Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

    • Receives, identifying (tattoo), scale, moving, accurately counting livestock, manage rest times to meet recommended requirements. Maintain and monitor compliance relationship with FSIS
    • Monitors yard and truck conditions according to corporate and government standards. Monitoring animal welfare practices. Takes corrective actions where necessary.
    • Maintains a high standard of employee relations. Periodically reviews with all employees the company policies and procedures. Conduct monthly line meetings to address questions and concerns. Walk the floor daily to address immediate questions and concerns. Training of employees, set employee annual goals, manages employee schedules, review and evaluates job performance annually.
    • Liaison for procurement with plant operations, maintain status on all incoming loads
    • Facility Maintenance/Planning – completes daily water checks, preventative maintenance on bobcat, schedule maintenance of facility, and inventory of supplies for the barn

    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 diploma or general education degree (GED) and 3+ years relevant experience, required.
    • Bachelor's degree, preferred.
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
    • Strong math skills.
    • Ability to make independent decisions.
    • Knowledge of spreadsheet software.
    • Captive bolt trained to euthanize downed pigs.
    • Producer Quality Assurance/Truckers Quality Assurance.
    • USDA Bonded.
    • Bobcat Safety Training Certificate.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Directly supervises Hog procurement/receiving employees.
    • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
    • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.

    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 100 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
    • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.

    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.

    • The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
    • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.

    EEO/AA Information

    Smithfield 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.


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