Career Foundation Program (CFP) - Operations/CI - December/Fall 2023 Graduates
Company: Smithfield Foods
Posted on: September 16, 2023
Your OpportunityAs a Career Foundation Program (CFP) Associate,
you are sponsored and supported by our Organization's Senior
Leaders along with an assigned mentor and program manager to
partner with as you launch your career. This 18 - 24-month training
program will develop you into the future leaders of our company.
The program is designed for top talent who seek a performance-based
culture that is built on Responsibility, Operational Excellence and
During your 18 - 24-months you will learn from Smithfield Foods
leaders, hear from industry experts, and roll up your sleeves to
experience the many functional areas of the company. You will
engage in challenging and dynamic experiences throughout various
Smithfield Foods business areas, locations, and functional groups
broken down by Track including:
You will be expected to provide business support and
thought-leadership to the company throughout the program and
beyond. As a CFP Associate you will add value as a full-time
employee from day one, doing real work, and delivering real
results. At the conclusion of 24 months, you will be placed into a
role where you can add immediate value based on your track
assignment and Smithfield Foods business needs. Your career journey
from that point forward is completely in your hands. You are not
limited to a set path. The Career Foundation Program is divided
into function-specific tracks from which you can launch your career
journey at Smithfield Foods. These tracks are designed to guide
placement following the program.
Operations Track - including rotations through Continuous
Improvement, Food Safety & Quality Assurance, Environmental &
Safety, Logistics, and Manufacturing
The CFP Associate contributes to the department's achievement of
goals by problem solving, leading projects, executing short-term
and long-term responsibilities, and delivering results that exceed
expectations. The Career Foundation Program is designed for high
potential college/university graduates who can quickly adapt to new
environments and deliver contributions to the departments for which
they are assigned. In a fast past-paced, results-oriented
environment, the successful incumbent will complete the program and
be ready for assignments commensurate with their Smithfield CFP
work experience (18-24 months of relevant work experience). Salary
Range $19.47 - $28.55/hour Core ResponsibilitiesAs an Operations
CFP Associate you will experience the key fundamentals that make a
plant run efficiently and successfully. Areas of exposure include
but are not limited to manufacturing, food safety and quality
assurance, continuous improvement, environmental safety and much
more. Operations CFP Associates gain a deep understanding of our
operations through hands-on experience working with and managing
teams on the production line, shadowing industry leaders through
all functional areas of a facility, experiencing the full hog
harvesting process and how we prepare and distribute our products
to consumers and customers. CFP Associates work with our partners
in key customers to gain the knowledge and expertise needed for a
smooth transition into a permanent role.
Train employees in company policies, rules and procedures. Counsel
and/ or take corrective action with employees as necessary.
Develop and maintain a program of continuous improvement
Maintain required safety/ ergonomic programs to ensure a safe
working environment and attain company goal of an injury free
workplace. Identify and correct safety hazards and ergonomic
issues. Attend all safety and ergonomic meetings. Attain goals to
Maintain product quality and customer service standards. Ensure
that sanitation standards are met daily as well as product
specifications and quality index are met.
Ensure department manning and product scheduling is adequate to
meet customer needs.
Ensure that company and USDA standards are met.
Conduct line meetings as necessary to inform violations and
required actions to insure compliance.
Assist in maintaining acceptable plant profitability.
Monitor yields and efficiencies daily.
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. QualificationsTo
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.
Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or
university; or currently enrolled college student with an
anticipated graduation by end of current semester.
Be able to relocate one to two times during rotation.
Must possess a high level of professionalism, discretion and
ability to self-manage his/her time from remote locations.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Travel up to 15-25% of time. Periodic overnight travel
Currently authorized to work in the U.S.
Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic
Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while
building strong working relationships and a positive work
Work EnvironmentThe 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 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 moderate but can be
loud when in the production area.
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision includes close vision and ability to adjust
Frequently required to sit, use hands to handle, or feel, and talk
Career BenefitsTo learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit
smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits.Why Work at Smithfield Foods? We
are committed to meeting our employees' needs, addressing their
concerns and helping them enjoy rewarding careers with our company.
PEOPLE MATTERWith more than 60,000 jobs globally, our employees
drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and
rewarding work environment.GROWTH & DEVELOPMENTWorking at
Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong
career with training designed to help you advance
professionally.BENEFITSOur people matter. That's why we offer
excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time
employees.SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGESustainability is ingrained in our
culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the
future.About Smithfield Foods Headquartered in Smithfield, Va.
since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with
agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs
globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly--"
and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated
protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for
more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments
to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and
reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain
by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity
and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our
communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic
brands, such as Smithfield -- , Eckrich -- and Nathan's Famous -- ,
among many others. For more information connect with us on
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. 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, sex, sexual
orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected
veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other
protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by
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