Smithfield Foods

  • Job ID
    2018-9354
    Category
    Hourly
    FLSA Status
    Full-Time
    Type
    3rd Shift
  • Overview

    The General Laborer position performs a variety of tasks supporting the production of the company’s products in a food manufacturing environment.  This position follows standard work methods, Good Manufacturing Practices, and safety procedures to ensure production is as safe and efficient as possible.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist Packaging Operator in packaging line
    • Participate in the job rotation plan for the assigned production line
    • Assemble boxes and tape them to be ready to use
    • Pack packaged product into boxes
    • Seal boxes with tape gun, or taper machine, and place into pallet configuration
    • Heat seal multi-wall bags and/or poly bags as these are filled with product
    • Fill and tie bulk product into super sacks
    • Pass poly bags, multi-wall bags, and boxes through metal detector
    • Place poly bags into combo tote pallet configuration
    • Place multi-wall bags into pallet configuration
    • Sort plastics from corrugated boxes for recycling
    • Sweep floors as needed
    • Assist in maintaining plant clean as needed
    • Follow GMP’s
    • Other duties as assigned

    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 or an equivalent combination of education preferred, a combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of High School or equivalent Diploma
    • Knowledge and experience in Food Industry is a plus but not necessary
    • Ability to work from written and/or verbal instructions
    • Ability to use a utility knife safely that will be provided by the company
    • Ability to learn while training with an experienced Packaging Machine Operator or General Laborer
    • Ability to follow safety rules and requirements when working in dangerous areas or with powered equipment
    • Ability to learn to accurately read and understand batch cards
    • Ability to work with others and as a team member while under training with experienced employee

    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.

    • Must be able to safely lift a minimum of 10 lbs, and up to 50 lbs. 
    • Must be able to climb stairs occasionally during the shift
    • Ability to bend, stoop, push, pull, grasp, reach, kneel, twist frequently during the shift
    • Ability to walk frequently within department, and ability to stand during the entire production shift
    • Ability to use a utility knife safely that will be provided by the company

    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.

    • Ability to work indoors in a mixing production facility and to be exposed to the smell and dust of different raw spices as these are being blended into commercial formulas.
    • This position does not require the operation of manufacturing – packaging - equipment but is near or around packing high speed production equipment and supports or assists Machine Operators.  May use pallet jack to move materials.  Will wear personal protective equipment as indicated for each area and/or product.

    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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