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Smithfield Shipping Supervisor in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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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 .

This position supervises the shipping dock department’s daily needs and safely guides the crew to successfully meeting loading times to our sister plants and customers.

Core Responsibilities

  • Supervises the shipping crew and adheres to loading standards, times and efficiencies. Schedules the days/evening's work load and prioritizes the shipments. Communicates with scheduling and corporateas daily needs and requirements of the shipping operation change.

  • Operates spotter tractor to move trailers in and out of docks at the plant.

  • Reviews all shipments prior to billing and executes all billing and invoicing functions.

  • Prepares necessary reports, providing explanations of any inventory adjustments or discrepancies. Distributes reports to Accounting department.

  • Monitors labor costs and pallet costs to include Chep usage and inventories, monitors warehouse inventories, making adjustments when necessary.

  • Monitors safety issues. Conducts safety inspections on a weekly basis. Monitors forklift checklist to ensure their safe operation. Monitors/conducts timely yard checks on trailer operation and fuel consumption.

  • In the absence of key personnel the employee’s supervisor or qualified designee (one that has been trained in the key employee's duties) is responsible to complete or delegate the completion of all required tasks and responsibilities.

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.

  • High school diploma or GED and 2+ year’s related experience and/or training; required.

  • Forklift, electric pallet jack and spotter tractor licenses required.

  • Strong organization and good communication skills.

  • Good time management skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize work.

  • Understanding of inventory processes and ability to navigate SAP, ADC and Intermec Janus scanning hardware, preferred.

  • Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Good mechanical understanding and general knowledge of refrigeration units and trailer functions is a plus.

  • Bilingual is a plus.

  • May be required to work long hours and weekends.

  • 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.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and guidance to employees in the Shipping 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 assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics & physical demandsdescribed 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 plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.

  • Noise level in the work environment is usually loud when in the production area.

  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 100 poundsand occasionally more than 100 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance, vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.

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.

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Job LocationsUS-SD-Sioux Falls

CategorySupply Chain


FLSA StatusExempt

Shift3rd Shift