Smithfield Foods

  • Unloader – Rotary House-Tuesday through Saturday 4AM - 12PM

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    Hidden (17033)
    FLSA Status
    3rd Shift
  • Your Opportunity

    Are you an ambitious, enthusiastic leader with a desire to guide teams in achieving established goals and is interested in producing good food, responsibly for families across America? Then join one of the country’s top 25 consumer packaged goods companies, Smithfield Foods!


    In Operations, you would be on the front-line of the business; overseeing production, tracking product yields, and making necessary adjustments. Ensuring that safety and USDA health standards are met throughout all steps of the manufacturing process. You would be a key player in upholding the trusted quality in which Smithfield, Eckrich, Nathan’s Famous, and our other brands are known to possess. 


    The Unloader- Rotary House ensures bellies are unloaded and hung per tree as per proper count.  Make sure no bellies touch.  Make sure each tree is scaled and ticket with weight is hung on tree.  Load blast cooler according to schedule received in the morning.

    Core Responsibilities

    • Position empty trees in front of house.
    • Pull meat from bars, hang and properly space so no bellies touch.
    • Start and stop rotary house to position bars to doorway for unloading.
    • Push full trees to scale, scale and record weight on two - part ticket.
    • Push scaled trees into blast cooler and arrange as per scheduled pattern.
    • Using chemicals to clean and wash smokehouses.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor(s).

    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.

    Work Environment & Physical Demands

    The work environment characteristics & physical demands 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 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. Poor ventilation, smoke in air at times and slippery floors.
    • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.
    • Must be able to lift bellies weighing up to 25 lbs.

    • Tools/Equipment: Pencil or pen, marking pen, tags, unloading card, unloading schedule, blast loading schedule, hairnet, gloves.
    • Safety Equipment: Chemical Personal Protective Equipment, safety helmet, safety shoes, hearing protection, eye protection, harness, lanyard.
    • Safety Training: Chemical training, Proper Lifting, Fall Protection, PPE 

    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

    To learn more about Smithfield’s benefits, visit


    Why Work at Smithfield Foods 8-13-19


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