Smithfield Security Officer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories. Popular brands include Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Farmer John®, Kretschmar®, John Morrell®, Cook’s®, Gwaltney®, Carando®, Margherita®, Curly’s®, Healthy Ones®, Morliny®, Krakus®, and Berlinki®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit , and connect with us on , , , and .
Responsible for the protection and safeguarding of plant assets, personnel, visitors and customers.
Supports division and site safety, quality, productivity, environmental and cost reduction goals.
Patrols premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensures security of doors, windows, and gates.
Monitors and authorizes entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises. Enforces identification badge procedures.
Conducts incident investigations. Investigates alarms or disturbances and writes reports on accidents, incidents, suspicious activities, safety and fire hazards and other security related situations.
Monitors vehicle traffic.
Protects property from theft, embezzlement, sabotage, fire and accidents.
Answers telephone calls to take messages, answer questions and provides information during non-business hours or when switchboard is closed.
Provides any needed assistance to customers, employees and visitors with the department's procedures.
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.
Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field of study and 2-3 years related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education or experience.
Military or law enforcement background, preferred.
Knowledge of security operations, safety practices in a business environment and enforcement procedures.
Ability to understand and follow standard operating procedures.
Ability to make independent and good judgment decisions within proper policy and procedures.
Incident investigation and documentation skills.
Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Outlook, Publisher and PowerPoint. SAP and AS400 software experience, a plus.
Ability to multi-task, prioritize daily work assignments, meet deadlines and manage time wisely with minimal supervision.
Strong mathematical, organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
May be required to work long hours and weekends.
Work Environment & Physical Demands
The work environment characteristics & physical demands 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 production plant. The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather and weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather and 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.
Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance, vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
Frequently required to sit, use hands to handle, or feel, and talk or hear.
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.
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Job LocationsUS-SD-Sioux Falls