- Bachelor's Degree
- Associate's Degree
- Computer Literacy
- Organizational Skills
- Microsoft Office
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. Popular brands include 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. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
The Hog Receiver is responsible for coordinating the movement of livestock from the receiving area to holding pens. The Hog Receiver must adhere to PQA, TQA, and other Animal Welfare expectations for the safe handling of hogs and safety of people around them.
***THIS IS A MID-SHIFT POSITION***
Receives, unloads and sorts hogs according to quality and weight.
Identifies (tattoo), scales, moves and accurately counts livestock, including any dead or non-ambulatory animals.
Moves hogs from trucks to holding pens.
Monitors yard and truck conditions according to corporate and government standards to ensure livestock are handled properly.
Performs livestock handling animal welfare audits.
Processes outgoing livestock.
Communicates clearly with team members and management team.
Completes PQA, TQA, and other training as deemed necessary for role.
***THIS IS A MID-SHIFT POSITION***
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.
Associate’s Degree in Meat Science, Animal Science or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Bachelor’s degree, preferred.
Experience in the agriculture industry, preferred.
Computer literacy knowledge including: all aspects of Microsoft Office, especially Excel, preferred.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to multi-task, prioritize daily work assignments and manage time wisely.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
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.
Work Environment & Physical Demands
The work environment characteristics and physical demands 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 can be loud when in the production area.
Frequently required to move and/or lift 50 pounds and occasionally required to move and/or lift more than 100 pounds.
Specific vision includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
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
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