Smithfield Foods

  • General Laborer- Raw $1000 hiring bonus

    Job Locations
    US-IA-Orange City
    FLSA Status
    1st and 2nd Shift
  • Your Opportunity

    Responsible for the day-to-day production duties as assigned.  Responsible for adhering to all GMP’s (Good Manufacturing Practices), SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures), SSOP’s (Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures), in addition to all other food safety/quality assurance audits to meet government/third-party auditors, and company regulations. 

    Production employees are routinely required to perform a variety of tasks that require manual material handling and the use of hand tools, machinery, and equipment.  This work is physically demanding and can require the use of some or all body parts and muscle groups.  Good hand-eye coordination and upper extremity motor skills are essential for most job tasks.  Additional essential functions may be applicable to specific jobs.


    Now offering a $1000 hiring bonus!

    Core Responsibilities

    Essential Work Postures, Movements, Lifting, and Carrying

    • Continuous standing in one location for long periods (up to 2-3 hours before break). Many jobs have fixed workstation locations and are conveyor line paced.
    • Walking long distances sometimes 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 20 lbs.  Pushing or pulling of heavy roller carts, bins, or transport containers.
    • Working in cold environment 20-45 deg F, hot environment exceeding 100 deg F.
    • Wearing, using and maintaining personal protective equipment. 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, powered tools and equipment, electrical devices, controls, and motorized vehicles.
    • Being able to understand and follow oral and written instruction from supervisors and designated staff.
    • Regular and reliable attendance a must.
    • Additional essential functions may be applicable to specific jobs.


    • Manually transport product and place in racks; grinders and other production related machinery.
    • Ability to understand and follow both written and verbal instructions and labels.
    • Complete appropriate departmental paperwork and submit to Supervisor and/or Quality Assurance.
    • Follow established personal safety guidelines and policies.
    • Follow established food safety guidelines and policies.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    This position description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended, however, to be an accurate reflection of those principle job elements essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee development and compensation. As such, the incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities as required.

    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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