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Smithfield Farm Utility - HPD in KING CITY, Missouri

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Assists in many areas within the site. Tasks include mowing, sanitation, animal removal, and animal movement. Employee may operate mowers, tractors, trucks, bus, and other farm equipment as directed. Ability to perform basic maintenance, welding and minor electrical required.

Core Responsibilities

  • Follow the safety requirements of the Smithfield Injury Prevention System (SIPS).

  • Learn, understand, and implement all policies and procedures that relate to Biosecurity.

  • Abide by all company policies, procedures and guidelines as directed by farm leadership.

  • Work as a team player by accomplishing daily department work requirements and farm goals.

  • Assist in moving animals and maintaining efficient animal flows.

  • Sanitize and wash multiple areas on the site using high pressure equipment.

  • Follow the Standard Operation Procedures, Production Manuals, or Appropriate Training Guides as required.

  • Assist with facility and equipment maintenance.

  • Load and unload animals into and out of the transfer station

  • Drive internal trucks from site various sites

  • Assist with mortality removal

  • Take daily lagoon readings for entire site

  • Mow around site when needed

  • Follow the Company’s animal welfare policies and procedures including: providing a physical environment that meets the animal’s needs, providing access to adequate water and high-quality feed, providing humane treatment of the animals, providing identification and appropriate treatment of animals in need of health care and following the guidelines for euthanasia.

  • Responsible for complying with all environmental laws and procedures.

  • Report all environmental issues immediately to their supervisor.

    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 preferred.

  • Ability to do hard physical labor.

  • Strong Commitment to teamwork.

  • Willingness to shower daily in and out of facility.

  • Ability to follow instructions and deal with standardized situations.

  • Must be able to work an average 48-hour work week, which can vary frequently.

  • Weekend, evening, and holiday work required as needed.

  • Willingness to be on call when needed

  • Flexibility with a willingness to change plans according to the direction of farm leadership.

  • 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 physical demands and work environment characteristics 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 work with and around a wide range of antibiotics (i.e. penicillin).

  • Must be able to tolerate blood, animal dander, manure, dust, odors, and frequently noisy conditions.

  • Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 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.

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield’s benefits, visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 40,000 U.S. and 15,000 European employees are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly. ® " and have made us one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including many industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to cut our carbon impact by 25 percent by 2025. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. 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 (https://www.facebook.com/SmithfieldFoods/) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/SmithfieldFoods?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) , LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/smithfield-foods) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/smithfieldfoods/?hl=en) .

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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ID 2021-16468

Job LocationsUS-MO-KING CITY

Category Hog Production

Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Hourly

Shift All Shifts