Responsible for the day-to-day production duties as assigned. Responsible for adhering to all GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices), SOP's (Standard Operating Procedures), SSOP's (Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures), Food Defense/Food Fraud, in addition to all other food safety/quality assurance audits to meet government/third-party auditors, and company regulations.
Production employees are routinely required to perform a variety of tasks that require manual material handling and the use of hand tools, machinery, and equipment. This work is physically demanding and can require the use of some or all body parts and muscle groups. Good hand-eye coordination and upper extremity motor skills are essential for most job tasks. Additional essential functions may be applicable to specific jobs.
Being able to clearly document and capture "in real time" required accurate information as it pertains to production, food safety, quality, etc. (e.g., product traceability, LOT/batch number/identification, FIFO (First In, First Out), quantities, etc.).
Maintain "Separation of Function" at all times while working with both raw and RTE (Ready-to-Eat) product (pre- & post-lethality).
Report any and all food safety issues or concerns "in real time".
Maintain a clean and sanitary work environment before, during and after production, daily.
Routinely conduct verifications and inspections of process, cooking, and foreign matter monitoring.
Interpret customer and sales specification and apply subjective quality decisions to product (e.g., product appearance, color, texture, etc.).
Identify out of specification product by stopping the production process and/or removing product from the process as required.
Additional essential functions may be applicable to specific jobs.
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.
Competent and trustworthy to comply with federal inspection programs and company safety and health policies.
Maintain regular and predictable attendance.
Be available to work scheduled hours, which may include mandatory overtime, depending upon production demands.
Being able to understand and follow oral and written instruction from supervisors and designated staff.
The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to stand, twist and bend on hard floors for long periods of time.
Must be able to lift at least 60 lbs. and be capable of repetitive motions.
Ability to climb stairs occasionally during the shift.
Ability to walk frequently within department.
Specific vision includes close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Ability to follow Safety Rules and requirements when working in dangerous areas or with power equipment.
Continuous standing in one location for long periods (up to 2-3 hours before break).
Climbing or moving on ladders, steps, stairwells, walkways, and platforms,
Carrying, lifting, lowering, pushing and pulling of heavy and/or awkward objects or loads. Lifting and lowering of objects up to 60 lbs. Pushing or pulling of heavy roller carts, bins, or transport containers.
Frequent static and/or awkward work postures with neck and spine flexion while grasping, pinching, pulling, lifting, extending, flexing the hands and arms to perform tasks. A variety of arm and hand movements are required in applying force, movement and repetition.
Wearing, using and maintaining personal protective equipment.
The work environment characteristics 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.
Cold temperatures between 20-45 degrees F and hot temperatures between 80-110 degrees F.
Ability to work in close spaces.
Smithfield Foods, Inc.