A great job and a great future await you at Smithfield Foods. As the world’s largest pork processor and largest hog producer in the United States, we’re a $16 billion global food company with more than 55,000 employees. We’re looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us.
Our team members receive industry-competitive salaries and are eligible for great benefits packages:
Competitive Starting Pay
Annual Bonus Earning Potential
Earn up to 10% additional pay weekly for 2nd and 3rd shift positions!*
Comprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and More
*Program eligibilities apply
Looking to move? We will help! Ask about our Relocation Assistance packages! Benefits include, but are not limited to:
Lump Sum payments
Agents to help you sell/buy
Lease Termination Assistance
Moving of goods and vehicles
In addition, we offer opportunities for career growth, professional development, and tuition assistance.
As part of our Operations Team, you would analyze data, draft implementation plans for production process optimization and develop Operations Project Activities. Seeking out ways to maximize efficiencies by eliminating the waste of valuable resources that directly impact our overall operating costs. You are instrumental to the manufacturing of Smithfield, Eckrich, Nathan’s Famous, and our other product brands, to meet the needs of our customers and consumers.
Applies theories and principles of science and mathematics to design and develop technical projects for the pork and packaged meat industry. Performs engineering assignments in medium to large complex projects leading a small team of engineers in leadership of the project. May also lead a team in an important portion of a more complex project under the direction of Project Manager or Sr Project Manager. Is fully capable of working independently and seeks advice in more complex situations.
Performs design work including researching data, conducting feasibility and economic studies.
Determines design criteria in accordance with required standards and codes for assigned projects.
Performs validation of field work and transfers completed projects into as-built drawings.
Reviews and checks engineering projects submitted by plants for completeness, accuracy, and soundness of applied engineering principles.
Manages execution of projects by providing direction to equipment vendors and contractors.
Manages project installation schedules by coordinating project activities with plant personnel, vendors and contractors.
Confers with management and engineering staff to implement plans and recommendations.
Coordinates and provides direction to equipment vendors to plan layouts, meet utilities requirements, and maintain installation schedules.
Reviews consultants’ submitted work products and recommends adjustments as appropriate.
Maintains documentation on equipment manuals, mechanical/electrical drawings, parts lists, specifications and vendor/service contact information.
Reports and Proposals
Determines scope of work, prepares requests for proposals, and evaluates proposals.
Submits reports to management by established deadlines.
Review of Bids and Project Preparation
Assists with the review of bid packages.
Prepares project documents including justifications, budget analyses, calculations, plans and schedules.
Monitors installations and ensures proposal specifications and budgets are met.
Manages budget activities 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.
Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Engineering, Engineering Management, or related field and 2+ years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
Strong knowledge of fresh pork, meat processing, and case ready application, preferred.
Knowledge of engineering principles and techniques related to food processing and the meat industry, preferred.
Ability to apply sound engineering principles to operational and design issues.
Must possess Project Management skills, previous experience in the management of multiple projects.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software and Word processing software, other Microsoft Office products, and the Internet.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational planning, teamwork, analytical reasoning, and adaptability.
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.
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The majority of the time is spent in an office setting outside of the production plant. The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.
Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
Frequently required to sit, use hands, and talk or hear.
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 www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.