Smithfield Foods

  • Plant Payroll Coordinator

    Job Locations
    US-SD-Sioux Falls
    FLSA Status
    1st and 2nd Shift
  • Your Opportunity

    Responsible for aiding in the timely processing of weekly and bi-weekly payroll and time and attendance records in Kronos.  Inputs data, edits Kronos attendance records, and ensures changes are up-to-date before transmission to Corporate Payroll for processing.  Sorts checks, answers employee questions and troubleshoots issues.  Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.

    Core Responsibilities

    • Processes Plant’s Payroll using Kronos payroll software. Confirms checking schedules, hours and times are recorded correctly. Closely communicates with Human Resources and the operations group to ensure employees are paid correctly. Reports efficiencies and others labor matrices within established deadlines.
    • Enters data from transfer sheets received from Supervisors into Kronos to ensure accurate Payroll. Makes adjustments to Kronos attendance records.
    • Ensures payroll changes are kept up-to-date.
    • Assists employees and supervisors with payroll related questions.
    • Assists Human Resources as needed, including translating as needed in meetings as well as individually helping with employee issues.
    • Provides assistance to Accounting as needed.

    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); required.
    • 2 years’ previous payroll or time keeping experience, a plus.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel and Word.
    • SAP and Kronos experience, preferred.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.

    Work Environment & 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 25 pounds.
    • Specific vision includes close vision and ability to adjust focus.
    • Frequently required to sit, use hands to handle, or feel, and talk or hear.

    Work Environment & Physical Demands

    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

    We are 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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