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Smithfield Forklift Operator - Warehouse/Shipping - $1,000 Retention Bonus!! in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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This job description indicates the nature of production work routinely performed by production employees at the Smithfield Foods plant. This description is meant to help individuals who may be unfamiliar with food processing and what is required to perform this type of work.Production employees are routinely required to perform a variety of tasks that require manual material handling and the use of hand tools, knives, machinery, and equipment. This work is physically demanding and can require the use of some or all body parts and muscle groups. Good hand-eye coordination and upper extremity motor skills are essential for most job tasks. Additional essential functions may be applicable to specific jobs.Esta descripción de trabajo indica la naturaleza del trabajo de producción rutinariamente realizado por empleados de producción en la planta deSmithfield Foods. Esta descripción es para ayudar a los individuos que no esten familiarizados con procesamiento de alimento y qué es requerido para realizar este tipo del trabajo.Los empleados de producción son rutinariamente requeridos a realizar una variedad de tareas que requieren el manejo manual de materias y el uso de herramientas manuales, cuchillos, maquinaria, y equipo. Este trabajo requier de demanda física y puede requerir el uso de alguna o de todas partes del cuerpo y grupos de músculo. Buena coordinación manual y destreza motoras de extremidades superiores son essenciales para la mayoria de las tareas de trabajo.

Core Responsibilities

Essential Work Postures, Movements, Lifting, and Carrying

  • Must have a minimum of 6 months forklift experience.

  • Warehouse experience preferred.

  • Continuous standing in one location for long periods (up to 2-3 hours before break). Many jobs have fixed workstation locations and are conveyor line paced..

  • Walking long distances sometimes on wet, uneven and slippery surfaces.

  • Climbing or moving on ladders, steps, stairwells, walkways, and platforms.

  • Carrying, lifting, lowering, pushing and pulling of heavy and or awkward objects or loads. Lifting and lowering of objects up to 60 lbs. Pushing or pulling of heavy roller carts, bins, or transport containers.

  • Working incold environment 20-45 deg F, hot environment exceeding 100 deg Fand frequent contact with animal fats.

  • Wearing, using and maintaining personal protective equipment. Using, cleaning, maintaining, and safe handling of sharp cutting tools.

  • Frequentstatic and /or awkward work postureswith neck and spine flexion while grasping, pinching, pulling, lifting, extending, flexing the hands and arms to perform tasks. A variety of arm and hand movements are required in applying force, movement and repetition.

  • Using and maintaining a variety of knives, hand tools, powered tools and equipment, electrical devices, controls, and motorized vehicles.

  • Being able to understand and follow oral and written instruction from supervisors and designated staff.

  • Additional essential functions may be applicable to specific jobs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Competent and trustworthy to comply with federal inspection programs and company safety and health policies.

  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance.

  • Be available to work scheduled hours, which may include mandatory overtime, depending upon production demands.

Poturas Essenciales del Trabajo, Movimientos, Alzando, y Cargando

  • Posición continua en una ubicación por períodos largos (hasta 2-3 horas antes de interrupción). Muchos trabajos han fijado las ubicaciones del trabajo y son lineas a paso de bandas o conveyor.

  • Caminando distancias largas a veces en superficies mojadas, disparejas, y resvaladizas.

  • Subir o moverse en escaleras, escalones, senderos, y en plataformas.

  • Llevar, levantar, bajar, empujar y halar objetos o cargas pesadas y/o difíciles. Levantar y bajar objetos hasta 60 libras de peso. Empujar o halar carritos pesados de ruedas, cajones, o contenedores de transporte.

  • Trabajar en un ambiente frío 20-45 grados F, o trabajar en ambiente caluroso excediendose 100 grados F y frecuente contacto con grasa de animales.

  • Llevando, usando y manteniendo el equipo protector personal. Usar, limpiar, mantener, y el manejo seguro de herramientas cortantes agudas.

  • Postura constante y difícil con flexion de cuello y espina dorsal mientras agarra, pellizca, hala, levantar, extiende, doblarlas manos y los brazos para realizar las tareas. Variedad de movimientos de brazo y mano son requeridos al aplicar fuerza, movimiento y repetición.

  • Usar y mantener una variedad de cuchillos, herramientas manuales, herramientas y equipos electricos, controles, y vehículos motorizados.

  • Ser capaz de entender y seguir instrucciónes orales y escritas de los supervisores y personal designado.

  • Funciones adicionales pueden ser aplicables a trabajos especificos

Responsabilidades Claves :

  • Competente y confiable para obedecer con los programas federales de inspección y seguridad de la compañía y normas de salud.

  • Mantener una asistencia regular y confiable

  • Estar disponible para trabajar las horas que le sean programadas, que puedieran incluir horas extras de acuerdo a la demanda de produccion.

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.

Careers and Benefits

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About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 40,000 U.S. and 15,000 European employees are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly.®" and have made us one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including many industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to cut our carbon impact by 25 percent by 2025. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich® and Nathan's Famous®, among many others. For more information, visit, and connect with us on, , and .

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, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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Job LocationsUS-SD-Sioux Falls

CategorySupply Chain


FLSA StatusHourly

Shift3rd Shift