Smithfield Foods

  • General Production

    Job Locations
    US-CA-San Jose
    FLSA Status
    2nd Shift
  • Your Opportunity



    A great job-and a great future-awaits you at Smithfield Foods. As the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, we’re a $15-billion global food company with more than 52,000 employees. We’re looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us.


    What we offer:

    • Competitive pay and benefits among the best in the industry
    • A variety of career paths, including:
      • Production
      • Maintenance
      • Quality Assurance/Food Safety
      • Hog Procurement
    • Opportunities for career growth
    • Tuition assistance


    Core Responsibilities



    Production employees at Smithfield handle materials and use hand tools, knives, machinery, and equipment to help deliver good food responsibly to America’s dinner table. Production team members at Smithfield do hard and physically demanding work that requires good hand-eye coordination, attention to detail, strength and stamina.




    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. 


    All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be authorized to work in the United States. Applicants must be willing and able to:


    Perform a task requiring continuous/repetitive movement, including grasping, pinching hands, flexing, and extending arms; Stand on concrete and/or platforms for up to a 12-hour shift; Work around animal blood and/or carcass parts; Work in cold areas (approximately 20-40 degrees);Work with a knife (if trained); Work in an environment that is wet and humid; Work while wearing a hard hat, hearing/eye protection, and steel-toed safety shoes;

    Understand and follow oral and written instructions; Lift heaving objects, which can weigh up to 60 lbs.; Work with sanitation/cleaning chemicals; Work around strong smells/odors; Work in warm areas (over 100 degrees); Climb/move on ladders, steps, stairways, walkways and platforms; Work in a noisy environment; Bend, stoop, and twist repetitively over the course of an entire shift; Walk long distances; Repetitive overhead  lifting up to 30 lbs.

    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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