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Smithfield Foods Seasonal Help: General Laborer - RTE - 1st Shift - Sioux Center, IA in SIOUX CENTER, Iowa

Overview This job description indicates the nature of production work routinely performed by production employees at the Smithfieldplant. This description is meant to help individuals who may be unfamiliar with food processing and what is required to perform this type of work.Production employees are routinely required to perform a variety of tasks that require manual material handling and the use of hand tools, knives, 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 and are essential for most job tasks. Additional essential functions may be applicable to specific jobs. The starting rate for production workers is $11.70 per hour. After 90 days of employment production workers receive $13.30 per hour and, after one year of employment the rate is $15.55 per hour. In addition, all second shift production workers receive an additional $.50/per hour shift differential. Responsibilities Job Requirements:Essential Work Postures, Movements, Lifting, and CarryingContinuous standing in one location for long periods (up to 2-3 hours before break). Many jobs have fixed workstation locations and are conveyor line paced.Walking long distances sometimes on wet, uneven and slippery surfaces.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 to50 lbs. Pushing or pulling of heavy roller carts, bins, or transport containers.Working in cold environment 20-45 deg F, hot environment exceeding 100 deg F and frequent contact with animal fats.Wearing, using and maintaining personal protective equipment. Using, cleaning, maintaining, and safe handling of sharp cutting tools.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.Using and maintaining a variety of knives, hand tools, powered tools and equipment, electrical devices, controls, and motorized vehicles.Being able to understand and follow oral and written instruction from supervisors and designated staff.Additional essential functions may be applicable to specific jobs.Key Responsibilities: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.Qualifications Must be at least 18 years of age or older.Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.