Smithfield Foods

  • Inventory Control

    Job Locations
    Supply Chain
    FLSA Status
    1st Shift
  • Your Opportunity

    The Warehouse Clerk is responsible for verifying and keeping records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment.




    Core Responsibilities

    Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

    • Accurately complete final shipping documents, including export paperwork as needed
    • Direct contact with drivers to ensure proper outbound information is accurate to complete sign out process
    • Handles a wide variety of paperwork including purchase orders, return authorizations, delivery notes and other shipping documents
    • Reviews all delivery notes for special instructions and highlights them for material handlers
    • Prepares all special labels for customer orders
    • Provides information to customer service representatives when requested
    • Schedules inbound and outbound loads
    • Provides timely and professional communication with carriers, 3rd party logistics companies and internal/external customers
    • Maintain appropriate records, files, documentation and resolve routine problems.
    • Utilizes various screens in SAP to print pick lists, confirm and post orders as well as determine order information such as carrier, ship date, pro number, etc.
    • Ensure orders are shipped in time to arrive by customers requested delivery date
    • Works with the internal customers to document and track carrier issues
    • Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes.
    • Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area.

    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 1+ years of related experience and/or training.
    • Previous experience working in a Shipping Office where processing of customer orders was completed is highly desired.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of administrative functions such as planning, organizing, coordinating, directing and controlling.
    • General knowledge of shipping procedures would be helpful.
    • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. 
    • Must be able to operate a computer, phone and other office equipment. 
    • Must be willing to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and holidays.
    • Be able to effectively work in a team environment.
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

    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.

    • Must be able to sit for virtually the entire shift.  Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and assist others when lifting is required. 

    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 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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