Smithfield Foods

  • Warehouse-Sanitation with Forklift

    Job Locations
    US-CA-San Jose
    Logistics/Transportation/Supply Chain/Whse
    FLSA Status
    1st Shift
  • Overview

    The Operator is responsible for making sure that all areas outside the Plant area are kept clean at all times. The primary responsibility of the Sanitation Team Member is Housekeeping outside the plant.


    • Practicing Good Manufacturing Practices.
    • The Sanitation Operator needs to be properly trained in the Standard Operating Procedures in accordance with Smithfield’s Safety Rules and Regulations in order to perform this Operation.
    • The Operator must be aware of all the potential hazards of the job. It is important that the Operator wears Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times.
    • Maintaining the cleanliness of all the outside of the Plant.
    • Communicating with leadership of any changes that may have occurred.
    • Bring supplies from the warehouse to production during shift.
    • Return and put away unused supplies.
    • Dry clean up throughout the plant during operations.
    • Rinse and sanitize all production lines before or after break and lunch.
    • Maintain locker room and lunch room clean throughout the shift.
    • Must be able to safely operate a pallet jack & forklift (Company will provide training.)



    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 with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



    May require a high school diploma or its equivalent and 1 to 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job



    Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general instructions.



     Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor/manager.



    Forklift Certified.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required sit; use hands to finger, handle, grasp, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    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 noise level in the work environment is medium.  When the employee is required to perform duties in the production area, the employee will be continuously exposed to temperatures ranging from 35 – 90 degrees.  The noise level in the work environment is sufficient to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.  Personal Protective Equipment is required.

    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.


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