Join the growing community of 1700+ military veterans working at Smithfield Foods, working as a member of our Warehouse and Distribution Team.
Material handlers operate the handling equipment and the warehouse management system to receive products, build pallets, and replenish stock that helps deliver Good Food, Responsibly to America’s dinner table. Material Handlers have a keen eye for safety, attention to detail, and a strong understanding of logistics and supply principles, making military veterans a great fit.
Smithfield Salutes, our Veterans Employee Resource Group, is working to make the transition from military to civilian life a seamless one for you and your family. We encourage military veterans to apply for any job at Smithfield Foods that matches your ability to fix, execute, problem solve, create, or lead. For more information www.SmithfieldFoods.com/veterans.
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 or general education degree (GED) required.
A minimum of two (2) years of military service, active duty or reserve.
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)
A great job—and a great future—awaits you at Smithfield Foods. As the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, we’re a $15-billion global food company with more than 52,000 employees. We’re looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us.
We’re passionate about delivering on our promise to produce “Good Food. Responsibly.®”, and military veterans throughout the company support our mission. These veterans understand the value of purposeful work and play a daily role in advancing Smithfield Foods.
Veterans have a variety of backgrounds, and to match that, Smithfield offers a variety of careers. Areas of possibility include: