Production Clerk

Smithfield Foods, Inc. Smithfield (North Plant) , VA 22204

Posted 2 months ago

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US-VA-Smithfield (North Plant)

Your Opportunity

Responsible for data entry of daily production paperwork to meet product/customer requirements. Provides administrative support. Gathers and interprets data collected and compiles for distribution in department meetings. Responsible for monitoring and ensuring the correct labeling of identification, tracking and scaling information on boxes of products exiting the packaging process. Ensures proper functionality of equipment utilized during scaling process.

Core Responsibilities

  • Responsible for accurately creating, entering, reviewing, editing and maintaining all inputted data, including production orders and bill of materials keyed into Enterprise Resource Planning systems, resolving discrepancies as necessary.

  • Creates and maintains ad hoc reports for crew leaders and supervisors.

  • Assists supervisors in completing administrative tasks, including submitting vacation schedules and compiling data for department meetings.

  • Monitors the scaling process ensuring equipment functionality, including performing minor maintenance to box label printers, changing labels and ribbon as needed. Ensures the accuracy of information printed on box labels.

  • Performs net weight checks, completing all required forms(s) on scaled products per USDA requirements.

  • Must work various shifts and hours including weekends, holidays and overtime as scheduled.

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).

  • 2+ years of data entry or administrative experience in a plant environment, preferred.

  • PC skills including experience with Microsoft Office (emphasis on Excel and Word) and SAP, preferred.

  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Good communication skills, written and verbal.

  • Strong problem solving, math, and analytical skills.

  • 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 and 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 10 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance, vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

  • Frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear.

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit


More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.


Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.


Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.


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, 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, 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 law.

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Production Clerk

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