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 with popular brands including 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.
The Material Handler & Driver will use material handling equipment and the warehouse management system to build pallets of product for shipment, receive product into the warehouse, put away product in the fill locations and replenish product into slots. The position also transfers product between the plant, distribution center, and local facilities via delivery truck as needed.
Safely and efficiently utilize warehouse material handling equipment
Utilize RF units and pick tickets, and receiving documentation
Build stable, well-built and accurate pallet loads for shipment
Ensure item pick accuracy and safety of product to prevent damage
Understand pallet layers, heights, and counting methods used when working with pallets of product
Read and understand product descriptions, packaging and pick ticket messages
Consistently meet established company production and service level standards
Utilize good housekeeping processes
Utilize effective food safety measures
Utilize warehouse processes to minimize damage and other areas of waste
Inform supervisor of any differences in case quantity and/or product description
Wrap the pallet by circling load with roll of plastic wrap until secure
Housekeeping during and at the end of shifts
Acts as Delivery Driver as needed for transporting product between the Plant and DC and from the DC to outside locations via a van or lighter vehicle.
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 general education degree (GED) required.
Previous experience in a warehouse or with heavy lifting preferred
Ability to lift up to 60 pounds continually during shift
Ability to consistently meet minimum production standards and company service levels
Must obtain proper powered industrial truck certifications during initial training phase
Ability to understand and follow both written and verbal instructions
Ability to operate pallet jack and other required materials handling equipment (MHE)
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.
Farmland Foods, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, based in Smithfield, Virginia. Smithfield Foods is the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer. The company raises 18.4 million hogs domestically each year, and annually processes 31.4 million hogs, representing 32 percent of the U.S. market. Smithfield Foods employs more than 53,000 people worldwide.Since 1959, Farmland Foods has maintained a proud heritage of working side by side with American farm families using time-honored traditions to make great tasting food that you can proudly serve your family. Its how we have always done it and how we’ll be doing it for generations to come, producing Farmland quality food from proud American Farmers. Our collection of well-known brands includes Farmland, Roegelein, Ohse, Premium Standard Farms, Simply Natural, All Natural, Cooks Ham and North Side Foods.The Farmland Foods plants are located in Crete, NE, Lincoln, NE, Denison, IA, Monmouth, IL, Wichita, KS, Carroll, IA, Kansas City, MO, Milan, MO, Arnold, PA, Cumming, GA and Salt Lake City, UT. Company wide we employ more than 9,000 employees. Farmland Foods offers diverse employment opportunities including sales, operations, logistics, engineering, customer service, brand marketing, transportation, food technology, quality assurance, research and development, finance, human resources, and many others.