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Pump & Press Operator - Raw

Smithfield Foods
Sioux Center, IA 51250
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Responsible for the day-to-day production duties as assigned. Responsible for adhering to all GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices), SOP's (Standard Operating Procedures), SSOP's (Standard Sanitation Operating Procedures), in addition to all other food safety/quality assurance audits to meet government/third-party auditors, and company regulations.

Production employees are routinely required to perform a variety of tasks that require manual material handling and the use of hand tools, 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 are essential for most job tasks. Additional essential functions may be applicable to specific jobs.


Essential Work Postures, Movements, Lifting, and Carrying
  1. Continuous standing in one location for long periods (up to 2-3 hours before break).
  2. Climbing or moving on ladders, steps, stairwells, walkways, and platforms,
  3. 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.
  4. Working in cold environments 20-45 deg F, hot environment 80-110 deg F.
  5. Wearing, using and maintaining personal protective equipment.
  6. Pull raw pork bellies out of combos and place them into the pump.
  7. Inspect each belly coming out of the combos to ensure the bellies are within spec.
  8. Hook bellies using correct technique to get the optimum yield.
  9. Hang bellies into meat tree using correct technique to ensure the product does not touch the floor and cause cross contamination.
  10. Push meat tree into smokehouse.
  11. 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.
  12. Being able to understand and follow oral and written instruction from supervisors and designated staff.
  13. Additional essential functions may be applicable to specific jobs.
  14. Other duties as assigned.

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.

  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.


Posted: 2021-09-07 Expires: 2021-10-09

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