Smithfield General Production - Military Veteran in Denison, Iowa


As part of our Operations 4000! Initiative, Smithfield Foods is looking to hire military veterans into our production teams. For questions pertaining to this initiative, emailor visit.

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.


  • Continuous standing in one location for long periods of time (up to 2-3 hours). Most jobs have fixed workstations and are conveyor line paced.

  • Able to walk long distances 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 to 60 lbs. Pushing or pulling of heavy carts, bins or transport containers.

  • Working in a cold environment between 20-45 degrees F, hot environments between 80-110 Degrees F and frequent contact with animal fats.

  • Wearing, using and maintaining personal protective equipment (PPE). 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, power tools and equipment, electrical devices, controls and motorized vehicles.

  • Being able to understand and follow oral and written instructions from supervisor and or designated staff.

  • Additional essential functions may be applicable to specific jobs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Competent and trustworthy to comply with federal inspection programs and all company safety and health policies.

  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance.

  • Be available to work all scheduled hours, which may include mandatory overtime, depending upon production demands.


  • A minimum of two (2) years of military service, active duty or reserve.

  • High School diploma or GED

  • May be required to work long hours and weekends

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Demands

Able to stand, twist and bend on hard floors for long periods of time.

Work Environment

Cold Temperatures between 20-45 Degrees F and Hot Temperatures between 80-110 Degrees F.

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.

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Job LocationsUS-IA-Denison



FLSA StatusHourly

Shift1st, 2nd, or 3rd Shift