Smithfield Foods

  • Rack Off Helper

    Job Locations
    Hidden (17033)
    FLSA Status
    2nd Shift
  • Your Opportunity

    The Production Rack off Helper provides support to production lines by supplying meat as needed, using Power Industrial Equipment. Ensures work is completed in a safe manner and within the quality parameters established.

    Core Responsibilities

    • Provides custom flow of empty metal racks
    • Lifts logs of meat that may weight up to 50lbs and places them racks
    • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or lead

    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. 

    • Knowledge and experience in Meat Industry is preferred, but not required
    • Competent and trustworthy to comply with federal inspection programs and company safety and health policies
    • Maintain regular and predictable attendance
    • Be available to work scheduled hours, which may include mandatory overtime, depending upon production demands
    • Must be able to use Motorized Power Industrial Equipment
    • Must be able to continuously lift to 50lbs
    • Detail orientated
    • Being able to understand and follow oral and written instruction from supervisors and designated staff

    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.

    • Carrying, lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling of heavy and or awkward objects or loads
    • Lifting and lowering objects up to 50 lbs
    • Walking long distances, sometimes on wet, uneven and slippery surfaces
    • Using and maintaining a variety of knives, hand tools, powered tools, equipment, electrical devices, controls and powered industrial trucks
    • Continuous walking short distances from point A to point B (up to 2-3 hours before break
    • Working at fixed workstation locations which are conveyor line paced
    • Climbing or moving ladders, steps, stairwells and platforms
    • Pushing or pulling of heavy roller carts, bins, or transport containers

    • Frequent static and/or awkward work postures with neck and spine flexion while grasping, pinching, pulling, lifting, extending, flexing the hands and arms
    • A variety of arm and hand movements are required in applying force, movement and repetition

    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.

    • Working in cold environments of 20° to 45° F
    • Working in hot environments exceeding 100° F
    • Frequent contact with animal fats

    EEO/AA Information

    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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    Why Work at Smithfield Foods 8-13-19


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