Hog Receiver (Unloading/Tattoo) - 1st Shift

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Unload Hog trucks

Be able to work in extreme climate conditions

Sort & Pen Livestock

Tattoo Hogs

Wash Pens and Alleyways

Verify truck drivers are TQA Certified

Follow unloading procedures

Check all paperwork for accuracy and enter on computer

Pigs must be accounted for and taken care of

Must follow all Animal Welfare and handling protocols and audit one another

Keep area clean and watch out for each other

Follow all GMP's, SOP's, and Safety Procedures

Operate a Bobcat

Push/Pull/Lift > 50lbs

Must be able to physically stand on concrete all day

Must be able to follow directions and work in a group-team environment

Strong Verbal Skills necessary

Must have good attendance

Core Responsibilities

Essential Work Postures, Movements, Lifting, and Carrying

  1. Continuous 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..
  2. Walking long distances sometimes on wet, uneven and slippery surfaces.
  3. Climbing or moving on ladders, steps, stairwells, walkways, and platforms.
  4. 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.
  5. Working in cold environment 20-45 deg F, hot environment exceeding 100 deg F and frequent contact with animal fats.
  6. Wearing, using and maintaining personal protective equipment.  Using, cleaning, maintaining, and safe handling of sharp cutting tools.
  7. 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.
  8. Using and maintaining a variety of knives, hand tools, powered tools and equipment, electrical devices, controls, and motorized vehicles.
  9. Being able to understand and follow oral and written instruction from supervisors and designated staff.
  10. Additional essential functions may be applicable to specific jobs.



Key Responsibilities:

  1. Competent and trustworthy to comply with federal inspection programs and company safety and health policies.
  2. Maintain regular and predictable attendance.
  3. Be available to work scheduled hours, which may include mandatory overtime, depending upon production demands.

Work Environment

  • Ability to stand on concrete and/or platforms for up to a 12 hour shift
  • Ability to work in cold areas (Approx. 20-40F)
  • Ability to work in warm areas( over 100F)
  • Ability to work in a wet/humid environment
  • Ability to work with sanitation/cleaning chemicals
  • Ability to work with strong odors/smells
  • Can work in a noisy environment

Career Benefits

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

Why Work at Smithfield Foods? 

We are committed to meeting our employees' needs, addressing their concerns and helping them enjoy rewarding careers with our company. 



With more than 60,000 jobs globally, our employees 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 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.

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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.
Milan, MO
1st Shift
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