Smithfield Foods
Hog Loader- Wakefield VA
At a glance
Location: US-VA-Wakefield Map
Posted: 08/02/2019
Closing: 09/01/2019
Degree: High School
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Smithfield Foods
Job description
Summary: Works with other loaders to sort out and drive finishing animals from pens to truck, with special concern for animal welfare and proper handling.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
  • Sorts and loads animals in a productive, SAFE and efficient manner.
  • Uses herding board to move animals from pen to aisle.
  • Counts animals onto truck.
  • Insures proper handling of animals in compliance with Smithfield HPD Loading Department SOP’s, AWMS, and PQA Plus programs.
  • Maintains bio-security from farm-to-farm.
  • Maintains cleanliness of crew vehicles and equipment.
  • Respects growers’ property and equipment.
  • Maintains good grower and driver relations.
  • Presents good company image.
  • Responsible for understanding and complying with company EMS policies and procedures in the performance of their job duties.
  • Responsible for being in compliance with all environmental laws and procedures to which Smithfield subscribes.
  • Report all environmental issues immediately to their supervisor.
  • Read and understand the company’s emergency notification process and will be responsible for reviewing that policy at their work site.
  • Follow the safety requirements of the Injury Prevention System (IPS).
  • Learn, understand, and implement all policies and procedures that relate to Bio-security.
  • Complies with Smithfield PPE policies.
  • Assist in training other loading employees as required.
  • Performs duties as defined by manager.

Job requirements
Job Requirements Include:
  • High School diploma or GED preferred.
  • Valid Sate License with acceptable driving record
  • Previous livestock handing helpful.
  • Ability to do hard physical labor.
  • Strong Commitment to team work.
  • Must be able to use loading equipment and tools.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work day or night shifts.
  • Must be able to report to work at designated assembly area.
  • Must be able to frequently climb over, under, and around penning.
  • Must be able to walk and stand on concrete for 9 to 12 hours per day, walking down narrow alleys and in and out of narrow penning.
  • Must be able to walk an average of 2 – 4 miles per day, occasionally up to 5 or 6.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs on a limited basis.
  • Must be able to occasionally work in situations two feet above the floor in a leaned-over or squatted position.
  • Must be supportive of the mission of raising swine for human consumption of high quality pork products.
  • Must be able to tolerate blood, animal dander, manure, dust, odors, and frequently noisy conditions.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment.
  • Must be able to work effectively with others in a team environment.
  • Must be able to work at night.
Required Competencies:
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment (training to be completed during on-site orientation)
  • PQA Certification
Hog Loader- Wakefield VA