- Receives, unloads and sorts hogs according to quality and weight.
- Identifies (tattoo), scales, moves and accurately counts livestock, including any dead or non-ambulatory animals.
- Moves hogs from trucks to holding pens.
- Monitors yard and truck conditions according to corporate and government standards to ensure livestock are handled properly.
- Performs livestock handling animal welfare audits.
- Processes outgoing livestock.
- Communicates clearly among team members and management team.
- Establishes and documents kill/harvest schedule to meet operational and animal handling requirements.
- Supports the Hog Barn Supervisor and takes a lead role with the Hog Receiver team.
- Delegates work and provides conflict resolution as directed by the Supervisor or Manager.
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 2+ years verifiable livestock handling experience, required.
- Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree considered in lieu of experience.
- Producer Quality Assurance and Truckers Quality Assurance, preferred.
- USDA Bonded, preferred.
- Bobcat Safety Training Certificate, preferred.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
- Captive bolt trained to euthanize downed pigs.
- Strong math skills and knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
- Ability to make independent decisions.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize daily work assignments and manage time wisely.
- 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.
Work Environment & Physical Demands:
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 can be loud when in the production area.
Frequently required to move and/or lift 100 pounds and occasionally required to move and/or lift more than 50 pounds.
Specific vision includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Careers and Benefits:
More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.
GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Working at Smithfield isn’t just a job – it’s the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.
Our people matter. That’s why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees. Also, education benefits available to full and part-time Smithfield team members on their first day of employment
Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.
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