Smithfield Foods

Associate Safety Coordinator

US-SD-Sioux Falls
FLSA Status


The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.


The Associate Safety Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Safety Department in promoting a healthy and safe workplace at the designated facility. These duties will be accomplished by assisting in technical expertise to the plant safety and health teams, supporting safety training on safety and health topics, and encouraging active employee involvement in the safety process.



EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is 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.


Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

75% Coordination of Safety Programs

  • Obtain overall knowledge, management and implementation of internal safety programs and regulatory compliance associated with our industry including; EIPMS, Workers Compensation, (PSM) Process Safety Management, Ergonomics, Auditing, Incident Investigation, Team and Committees, Budgets, Behavioral Based Safety and 1910 CFR Regulatory Compliance.

20% Administrative Documentation and Organization

  • Ensure training and documents are maintained with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Ensure supervisory personnel are aware of employee restrictions due to work-related injury or illness.
  • Ensure employees are working within those restrictions.
  • Participate in accident investigation process.

5% Special Projects

  • Special projects and initiatives to work on independently and present findings to the plant management and/or corporate management as needed.

Other Duties

  • 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.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in a safety or related technical field and/or up to 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Efficient in Microsoft programs and analysis capability.
  • Good decision making skills and ability to perform in stressful situations.
  • Must be able to travel on an occasional basis.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position will not have any supervisory responsibilities.

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.

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision includes close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.

Work Environment

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.

  • Plant environment will include wet, damp, cold, slippery and loud conditions with moving parts, and vibrating parts.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually loud when in the production area.


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