Smithfield Foods

  • Plant Training Coordinator

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  • Overview

    The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.


    Responsible for arranging training for individuals or groups within a framework of available programs. Advises employees and management on appropriate training courses. Arranges local training courses and in-house courses, and coordinates arrangements for external courses and seminars. Makes arrangements for further education and monitors the progress of attendees. Maintain accurate training records, monitor costs, and budget control of all training activities.




    Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:


    1. Train New and Existing Employees (plant-specific subjects only). Train on operating and inspecting forklifts and industrial pallet jacks. Train proper procedures for changing the batteries and annual re-certification.
    2. Community Relations – Attending cultural diversity meetings; promote awareness of Smithfield’s commitment to the community, attend community events, participate with local schools on special programs, serve on various boards in order to integrate Smithfield's diverse population in community events, partner with USDA as well as university extension offices.
    3. Orientation of new employees in Spanish – Conduct new employee orientation in Spanish covering company benefits, policies, rules, regulations, food safety guidelines, EH&S awareness programs.
    4. Orientation of all new employees – host plant tours, provide plant-specific training, job specific exercises, plant specific instructions and progress reports.
    5. Schedule Translators hours, vacations, and monitor performance.


    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.

    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 2+ years' experience in a Training or Production environment.
    • Bachelor's Degree, preferred.
    • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
    • Capable of communicating and expressing ideas clearly and concisely, in both written and oral formats
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Excel, Word and Power Point software and ability to research the internet.
    • Certified Pallet Jack and Forklift Trainer Certification
    • Lock Out/Tag Out Certification (for machines and locks)
    • Fire Safety/Extinguisher Certification
    • Bi-lingual a plus
    • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds; occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

    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.

    • Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock.
    • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud if working 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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