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Machine Operator/Grinder Operator

Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Locations: US-IL-St. Charles Your Opportunity:Hiring for 2nd Shift (11:30am-8:00pm)ASK US ABOUT OUR $1,000 RETENTION BONUS PROGRAM!Overview:This job description indicates the nature of production work routinely performed by production employees at the St. Charles Dry Sausage - Smithfield plant. 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 are essential for most job tasks. Additional essential functions may be applicable to specific jobs. EEO/AA Information: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.Responsibilities: 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.Work with various machines including, but not limited to: Ginders, Blenders, Final GrindersOperate machinery and validate the proper product and cleaning procedures are being followedProper labeling on all material and spices being usedProperly measure spices and material used according to the formula specificationsWalking long distances sometimes on wet, uneven and slippery surfaces.Climbing or moving on 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 to 50 lbs. Pushing or pulling of heavy roller carts, bins, or transport containers.Working in cold environment 40-50 degrees 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 including but not limited to: packing, peeling, etc.All positions start at $16.35-$17.05 per hour (after 9 months it increases $1.25 per hour and after 18 months there is an additional $1.50 increase per hour) 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.MUST BE ABLE TO WORK 2ND SHIFT Qualifications:Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.High school graduate or GED preferredApplicants can submit a resume by fax to: 630-###-#### or email to: PHONE CALLS OR WALK-INS!WHY DO I WANT TO WORK AT SMITHFIELD FOODS? At Smithfield Foods Packaged Meats Division we are always looking for talented associates. We are committed to recruit, retain and promote employees with a diversity of backgrounds and life experiences. We seek individuals with outstanding characteristics of leadership and a bias toward action. The successful applicant should desire a broad base exposure to all aspects within the business enterprise while taking pride in ownership of results within a cross functional team. Smithfield Foods Packaged Meats Division is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. Smithfield Foods Packaged Meats Division participates in the E-Verify program.Core Responsibilities:Responsibilities: 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.Work with various machines including, but not limited to: Ginders, Blenders, Final GrindersOperate machinery and validate the proper product and cleaning procedures are being followedProper labeling on all material and spices being usedProperly measure spices and material used according to the formula specificationsWalking long distances sometimes on wet, uneven and slippery surfaces.Climbing or moving on 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 to 50 lbs. Pushing or pulling of heavy roller carts, bins, or transport containers.Working in cold environment 40-50 degrees 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 including but not limited to: packing, peeling, etc.Careers and Benefits:To learn more about Smithfield s benefits, visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefitsAbout 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 and connect with us on Facebook, 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. Associated topics: carry, clean, crew, drywall, glazier, grass cutter, helper, maintain, operator, painter

Keywords: Smithfield Foods, Elgin , Machine Operator/Grinder Operator, Other , Saint Charles, Illinois

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