Smithfield Foods

Training Supervisor - Distribution Center

US-NC-Tar Heel
Training Programs
FLSA Status
All Shifts


The Training Supervisor is responsible for supervising, teaching, and implementing to drive process efficiencies within the distribution center. They will collaborate with Operations and other departments within the distribution center to set the facility direction for process improvements and training among all associates in the facility.

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:

  • Trains existing employees on job-specific topics and procedures.
  • Leads the development of training materials – including the creation of forms, manuals and presentations.
  • Supervises, develops, and evaluates performance of hourly process trainers, and ensures their knowledge of accurate equipment and warehouse processes.
  • Drives consistency, accuracy, and ensures that a consistent message is sent to all facility employees.
  • Identifies and implements opportunities to improve program and process effectiveness.
  • Ensures that employee training is making an impact and is positively impacting employee productivity.
  • Creates and maintains multiple reporting tools for training and employee productivity and identifies needs for future continuous improvement.
  • Networks and shares best practices with other locations.
  • Cultivates a positive, innovative, and safe work environment.
  • Acts as backup for new hire orientation training.

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 (B.A.) from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 2+ years of training related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Certified Pallet Jack and Forklift Trainer Certification.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Capable of communicating and expressing ideas clearly and concisely, in both written and verbal formats.
  • Bi-lingual a plus.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directly supervises Trainers in the Training (Production) department.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


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.

  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to sit; stand; walk; carry, twist, bend, reach with hands and arms, talk and 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 majority of the time is spent in an office setting outside of the distribution center.  The DC environment will include extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical equipment such as forklifts/hi-lifts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the loading areas.


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