Smithfield Foods

Plant MRO Inventory Specialist

Logistics/Transportation/Supply Chain/Whse
FLSA Status
2nd Shift


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


Responsible for supplying maintenance personnel with the correct tools, parts, components and information necessary to maintain and repair all physical plant equipment. This position helps to maintain the stockroom and facilitates inventory transactions.


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:

  1. Responsible for efficient and accurate physical MRO inventory transactions, including but not limited to: stocking items received, parts disbursement, returns, repairs, inventory audits and adjustments.
  2. Serves customers in the parts room, records disbursements, answers phone and dispatches maintenance personnel.
  3. Ensures data entry of maintenance documentation into the appropriate maintenance system(s), including but not limited to: issued materials, material receipts and inventory audits.

  4. Maintains organization and physical appearance of maintenance stockroom.

  5. Researches order problems such as backorders and slow shipments with outside vendors. Monitors vendor managed inventory. Helps schedule and expedite delivery of ordered items in conjunction with purchasing and maintenance department requirements.

  6. Generates daily, weekly, monthly and other ad-hoc reports.

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 5+ years’ experience in purchasing/parts room inventory/vendor relations; or equivalent combination of education or experience.
  • Mechanical knowledge, preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Knowledge of SAP, Internet and Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Bi-lingual preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no 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.

  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to sit; use hands to handle, or feel; 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.

  • 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.


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