Smithfield Foods

  • Job ID
    2018-9873
    Category
    Hourly
    FLSA Status
    Full-Time
    Type
    2nd Shift
  • Overview

    The Production Grinder, operates Grinder to grind meat to weight matching blend cards. Ensures work is completed in a safe manner and within the Food Safety and quality parameters established.

    Responsibilities

    • Identifies different types of meat and grinds to specifications
    • Breaks down and moves combos and vats
    • Performs all grinder checks both operational and HACCP
    • Accurately fills out Foods Safety and Quality paperwork
    • Performs various checks and documentation of data
    • Must be able to do other duties as specified by Supervisor or Lead

    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. 

    • Knowledge and experience in Meat Industry is preferred, but not required.
    • Competent and trustworthy to comply with federal inspection programs and company safety and health policies.
    • Maintain regular and predictable attendance.
    • Be available to work scheduled hours, which may include mandatory overtime, depending upon production demands.
    • Requires mechanical aptitude.
    • Must be able to maintain throughput standards.
    • Must be able to perform Lockout/Tag out.
    • Must have basic Math skills.
    • Able to operate Power Industrial Truck (PIT).
    • Being able to understand and follow oral and written instruction from supervisors and designated staff.

    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.

    • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs. continuously.
    • Frequent static and/or awkward work postures with neck and spine flexion while grasping, pinching, pulling, lifting, extending, flexing the hands and arms.
    • A variety of arm and hand movements are required in applying force, movement and repetition.
    • Pushing or pulling of heavy roller carts, bins, or transport containers.

    • Continuous walking short distances from point A to point B (up to 2-3 hours before break).
    • Working at fixed workstation locations which are conveyor line paced.
    • Walking long distances, sometimes on wet, uneven and slippery surfaces.
    • Climbing or moving ladders, steps, stairwells and platforms.
    • Carrying, lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling of heavy and or awkward objects or loads.
    • Lifting and lowering objects up to 60 lbs.
    • Using and maintaining a variety of knives, hand tools, powered tools, equipment, electrical devices, controls and powered industrial trucks.

    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.

    • Working in cold environments of 20° to 45° F.
    • Working in hot environments exceeding 100° F.
    • Frequent contact with animal fats.

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