Smithfield Foods

  • Production Lead - Hog Barn 2nd Shift

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    2nd Shift
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    Performs a variety of supervisory skills such as assigns, schedules, organizes production crews. Performs training as needed. Identifies and develops, independently or in coordination with management to problem solving; receives general direction from Production Manager; oversees all production functions.


    Hog Barn Specific Responsibilities include:


    Unload Hog trucks

    Be able to work in extreme climate conditions

    Sort & Pen Livestock

    Tattoo Hogs

    Wash Pens and Alleyways

    Verify truck drivers are TQA Certified

    Follow unloading procedures

    Check all paperwork for accuracy and enter on computer

    Pigs must be accounted for and taken care of

    Must follow all Animal Welfare and handling protocols and audit one another

    Keep area clean and watch out for each other

    Follow all GMP's, SOP's, and Safety Procedures

    Operate a Bobcat

    Push/Pull/Lift > 50lbs

    Must be able to physically stand on concrete all day

    Must be able to follow directions and work in a group-team environment

    Strong Verbal Skills necessary

    Must have good attendance

    Core Responsibilities

    • Performs work and ensures the work of others is performed in accordance with GMPs, Quality and Safety practices and proper work methods or procedures.
    • Supervises production personnel
    • Executes daily production schedule
    • Reviews, evaluates and disciplines employees as necessary
    • Recommends personnel actions
    • Provides advice on production projects
    • Interpret and explain standards
    • Makes corrections
    • Takes and recommends alternative courses of action. Has daily communication with Production Manager


    • High School or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience, preferred.
    • Must complete all courses in necessary training schedule within 90 days of assuming position; during that time employee may perform duties under supervision of trained operator.
    • Must complete all necessary training including Orientation, GMP and HACCP training.
    • Must complete Orientation prior to first day of assignment
    • Must complete Employee Awareness
    • Safety P.P.E. Requirements: Proper Attire, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, and Steel Toe Shoes
    • Must complete Hearing Conservation, Hazard Risk Analysis, Fire Safety, Machine Guarding, Emergency Preparedness, Bloodborne Pathogens, Electrical Safety, Confined Space, Ladder/Knife Safety and Fall Protection training
    • Must be P.I.T. Trained
    • Must complete initial safety procedures
    • Must complete Ergonomics, and L.O.T.O./Machine Specific training

    Work Environment & Physical Demands

    • Must be able to lift and carry up to 80 lbs safely
    • Must be able to go up and down stairs if required

    Work Environment & Physical Demands

    Work is performed indoors in a mixing production facility exposed to the smell and dust of different raw spices as these are being blended into commercial formulas.

    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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