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Smithfield 36 building shipping Lead in Des Moines, Iowa

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US-IA-Des Moines

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Performs a variety of supervisory skillssuch as assigns, schedules, organizesproductioncrews. Performs training as needed.Identifies and develops, independently or in coordination with management to problem solving; receives general direction from Production Manager; oversees all production functions.

Core Responsibilities

  • Performs work and ensures the work of others is performed in accordance with GMPs, Quality and Safety practices and proper work methods or procedures.

  • Supervises production personnel

  • Executes daily production schedule

  • Reviews, evaluates and disciplines employees as necessary

  • Recommends personnel actions

  • Provides advice on production projects

  • Interpret and explain standards

  • Makes corrections

  • Takes and recommends alternative courses of action. Has daily communication with Production Manager


  • High School or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience, preferred.

  • Must complete all courses in necessary training schedule within 90 days of assuming position; during that time employee may perform duties under supervision of trained operator.

  • Must complete all necessary training including Orientation, GMP and HACCP training.

  • Must complete Orientation prior to first day of assignment

  • Must complete Employee Awareness

  • Safety P.P.E. Requirements: Proper Attire, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, and Steel Toe Shoes

  • Must complete Hearing Conservation, Hazard Risk Analysis, Fire Safety, Machine Guarding, Emergency Preparedness, Bloodborne Pathogens, Electrical Safety, Confined Space, Ladder/Knife Safety and Fall Protection training

  • Must be P.I.T. Trained

  • Must complete initial safety procedures

  • Must complete Ergonomics, and L.O.T.O./Machine Specific training

Work Environment & Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 80 lbs safely

  • Must be able to go up and down stairs if required

Work Environment & Physical Demands

Work is performed indoors in a mixing production facility exposed to the smell and dust of different raw spices as these are being blended into commercial formulas.

Careers and Benefits

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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,, and connect with us onFacebook ( , 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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Job LocationsUS-IA-Des Moines



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