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Bakery Plant Material Handler-DAY SHIFT AND NIGHT SHIFT

Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Wilson
Posted on: September 14, 2023

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Bakery Plant Material Handler--DAY SHIFT AND NIGHT SHIFT

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The Bakery Meal Plant Material Handler operates powered industrial vehicles/equipment for transporting, loading, and unloading both raw material and finished product in the bakery meal production process. Expected to carry out job tasks to assure compliance with established procedures relative to quality, productivity and safety.

Core Responsibilities

  • Follows standard operating instructions/procedures in the performance of all duties, including inspection and safe operation of powered industrial vehicles, housekeeping, and inventory management.
  • Operates powered industrial vehicles in all areas.
  • Regulates blending of materials as instructed to ensure attainment of specified product consistency and moisture.
  • Assists with inventory.
  • Performs assigned housekeeping duties by taking the initiative to assist other workers in maintaining and ensuring the orderliness of all areas of the plant.
  • Spot trailers for unloading.
  • Unloads both bulk and palletized trailers.
  • Performs all work tasks in a manner consistent with the site's Environmental Management System Policy to include:
    • Following all established environmental policies and procedures;
    • Reporting all environmental issues immediately to their supervisor;
    • Understanding the EMS Policy and the Significant Aspects Related to their job; and,
    • Understanding the proper steps to follow in the event of an environmental emergency.
    • Operates equipment in a safe manner so as to protect the assets of the company and reduce risks to other workers.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 equivalent preferred.
      • Must be able to work with and around a wide range of bakery waste products some of which will contain allergens (i.e. peanuts).
      • Ability to read and understand common documents such as safety rules, maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals in English.
      • Must be able to work an average of 50-hour weeks, including night, holiday and weekends when required. Longer hours may be required based upon business need.
      • Prior experience operating heavy equipment, forklifts, tractors, or other powered industrial vehicles preferred.
      • Ability to acquire and maintain necessary certifications (weigh master, fork lift, articulated loader, skid steer, tractor, etc.).
      • 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 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.
        • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 lbs.
        • 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.
        • 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.

          Careers and Benefits

          To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits. PEOPLE MATTER 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. BENEFITS 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 PLEDGE Sustainability 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 our 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, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com, and 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, 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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