Smithfield Foods

  • Human Resources Coordinator

    Job Locations
    Human Resources
    FLSA Status
    1st Shift
  • Overview

    The HR Coordinator will provide administrative assistance to the plant Human Resources department. This position will focus on recruiting, policy and procedure administration, training, and various administrative duties. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, well organized and have worked in a multi-tasked, fast paced environment. Candidate must have a solid foundation and understanding of Human Resources. This role is a stepping-stone for highly driven candidates to learn the organization and grow a career in Human Resources.


    Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

    • Answers routine questions and inquires that require knowledge of established deparmental procedures and familiarity with operations and programs within human resources. 
    • Provides customer service and problem solving for employees by assisting in resolution of questions or complaints. 
    • Assists in pre-employment screening, applicant assessments and employment verifications. 
    • Processes human resource documentation for new hires, including I-9 compliance. 
    • May review employment applications/resumes and interview applicants. 
    • Enters employee data into HRIS, including: on-boarding information, disciplinary action notes, address changes, telephone number changes, etc.
    • Assists in the coordination of the plant employee benefit program.
    • Assists in sick leave and leave of absence program, family and medical leave administration, benefit continuation and premium payment tracking. 
    • Enters daily attendance information. 
    • Assists in preparation of orientation and/or training documentation. 
    • Conducts follow up exit interviews. 
    • Completes special assignments and projects as required. May research files for difficult-to-find data.
    • Perform tasks and other administrative projects 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.


    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.

    • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
    • Ability to be organized, flexible and multi-task in a fast paced environment.
    • Must be able to work with all levels of an organization and manage up effectively.
    • Solid understanding of Human Resources functions and requirements.
    • Ability to deal with and handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and tact.
    • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills required.
    • Outstanding motivation skills and positive attitude required.
    • Previous SAP/HCM system experience a preferred.
    • Previous Applicant Tracking System, (iCIMS) experience preferred.
    • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build relationships both within and outside the organization.
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both written and verbal. 
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, Excel, Word and PowerPoint. 
    • Preferably bi-lingual in Spanish or another language. 

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    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 10 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance, vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
    • Frequently required to sit, use hands to handle or feel, 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 majority of the time is spent in an office setting outside of the production plant.  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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