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General Laborer - Saratoga

Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Bolingbrook
Posted on: June 17, 2022

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General Laborer - Saratoga



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Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories. Popular brands include Smithfield, Eckrich, Nathan's Famous, Farmland, Armour, Farmer John, Kretschmar, John Morrell, Cook's, Gwaltney, Carando, Margherita, Curly's, Healthy Ones, Morliny, Krakus, and Berlinki. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. The General Laborer position performs a variety of tasks supporting the production of the company's products in a food manufacturing environment. This position follows standard work methods, Good Manufacturing Practices, and safety procedures to ensure production is as safe and efficient as possible.

Core Responsibilities

Assist Packaging Operator in packaging lineParticipate in the job rotation plan for the assigned production lineAssemble boxes and tape them to be ready to usePack packaged product into boxes Seal boxes with tape gun, or taper machine, and place into pallet configurationHeat seal multi-wall bags and/or poly bags as these are filled with productFill and tie bulk product into super sacksPass poly bags, multi-wall bags, and boxes through metal detectorPlace poly bags into combo tote pallet configurationPlace multi-wall bags into pallet configurationSort plastics from corrugated boxes for recyclingSweep floors as needed Assist in maintaining plant clean as neededFollow GMP'sOther duties as assignedThe 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.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED), required.
  • Knowledge and experience in Food Industry is a plus but not necessary
  • Ability to work from written and/or verbal instructions
  • Ability to use a utility knife safely that will be provided by the company
  • Ability to learn while training with an experienced employee
  • Ability to follow safety rules and requirements when working in dangerous areas or with powered equipment
  • Ability to learn to accurately read and understand batch cards
  • Ability to work as a team member while under training with experienced employee
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

    Careers and Benefits

    To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit PEOPLE MATTER More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment. GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally. BENEFITS Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees. SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGE 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 our 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. 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.

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