Smithfield Foods

Production Lead

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FLSA Status
1st Shift

Your Opportunity

Performs a variety of supervisory skills such as assigns, schedules, organizes production crews. Performs training as needed. Identifies and develops, independently or in coordination with management to problem solving; receives general direction from Production Manager; oversees all production functions.

Core Responsibilities

  • Performs work and ensures the work of others is performed in accordance with GMPs, Quality and Safety practices and proper work methods or procedures.
  • Supervises production personnel
  • Executes daily production schedule
  • Reviews, evaluates and disciplines employees as necessary
  • Recommends personnel actions
  • Provides advice on production projects
  • Interpret and explain standards
  • Makes corrections
  • Takes and recommends alternative courses of action. Has daily communication with Production Manager


  • High School or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience, preferred.
  • Must complete all courses in necessary training schedule within 90 days of assuming position; during that time employee may perform duties under supervision of trained operator.
  • Must complete all necessary training including Orientation, GMP and HACCP training.
  • Must complete Orientation prior to first day of assignment
  • Must complete Employee Awareness
  • Safety P.P.E. Requirements: Proper Attire, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, and Steel Toe Shoes
  • Must complete Hearing Conservation, Hazard Risk Analysis, Fire Safety, Machine Guarding, Emergency Preparedness, Bloodborne Pathogens, Electrical Safety, Confined Space, Ladder/Knife Safety and Fall Protection training
  • Must be P.I.T. Trained
  • Must complete initial safety procedures
  • Must complete Ergonomics, and L.O.T.O./Machine Specific training

Work Environment & Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 80 lbs safely
  • Must be able to go up and down stairs if required

Work Environment & Physical Demands

Work is performed indoors in a mixing production facility exposed to the smell and dust of different raw spices as these are being blended into commercial formulas.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield, is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status or status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

Careers and Benefits

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Why Work at Smithfield Foods 8-13-19


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