Material Handler
North East, MD 
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Job Description
Material Handler
ID 2022-23862
Job Locations US-MD-North East
Category Supply Chain
Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Hourly
Shift 3rd Shift
Job Locations
US-MD-North East
Your Opportunity

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. team members 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're looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us.

Current opportunities include positions in General Production, Maintenance Mechanics, Quality Assurance and Food Safety.

Our team members receive industry-leading wages and are eligible for great benefits packages:

    Material Handler $21.00 to $23.00/hr to start, depending on shift and schedule.
  • Day Shift Hours: 7AM-5:30PM Night Shift Hours: 7PM-5:30AM
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and More

In addition, we offer opportunities for career growth, professional development, and tuition assistance.

Upon successful completion your first 90-days of employment with us, you'll be eligible to select either a:

  • $175.00 gift card to Best Buy or Apple
  • $150.00 gift card to Walmart or Amazon

The Material Handler will use material handling equipment and the warehouse management system to build pallets of product for shipment, receive product into the warehouse, put away product in the fill locations and replenish product into slots.

Core Responsibilities

Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

  • Safely and efficiently utilize warehouse material handling equipment
  • Utilize RF units and pick tickets, and receiving documentation
  • Build stable, well-built and accurate pallet loads for shipment
  • Ensure item pick accuracy and safety of product to prevent damage
  • Understand pallet layers, heights, and counting methods used when working with pallets of product
  • Read and understand product descriptions, packaging and pick ticket messages
  • Consistently meet established company production and service level standards
  • Utilize good housekeeping processes
  • Utilize effective food safety measures
  • Utilize warehouse processes to minimize damage and other areas of waste
  • Inform supervisor of any differences in case quantity and/or product description
  • Wrap the pallet by circling load with roll of plastic wrap until secure
  • Housekeeping during and at the end of shifts

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.

Qualifications

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 or general education degree (GED) required. A minimum of 3 full months of documented experience as a certified fork lift/heavy lift driver will be accepted in lieu of a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Previous experience in a warehouse or with heavy lifting preferred
  • Ability to lift up to 60 pounds continually during shift
  • Ability to consistently meet minimum production standards and company service levels
  • Must obtain proper powered industrial truck certifications during initial training phase
  • Ability to understand and follow both written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to operate pallet jack and other required materials handling equipment (MHE)
Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Frequently required to sit; stand; walk; reach with hands and arms.
Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics 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 DC environment will include extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical equipment such as forklifts/hi-lifts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the loading areas.
Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits.

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 www.smithfieldfoods.com, 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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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.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
0 to 1 year
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