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Smithfield Warehouse Material Handler in Edwardsville, Kansas

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Warehouse Material Handler assists with all aspects of warehouse functions. Ensures work is completed in a safe manner and within the quality parameters established. This position requires problem solving responsibilities.

Core Responsibilities

  • Receipt of materials into warehouse, including unloading trucks, product check-in with proper markings: Product Code, Count and Date Received, Lot Tags where applicable

  • Organization and put away of new receipts

  • Responsible for accurate documentation of material movement on BOLs, trailer load documents, packing lists, transfer lists: identification, count, signature and date.

  • Assist with receipt entry and processing

  • Assure accurate inventory counts of materials

  • Timely notification of package receipts for other departments and/or delivery to appropriate office location

  • Preparation and loading/unloading of Transfer Lists onto trailers for future production: Verifying correct product pulled, documenting lot information, signature and date on paperwork

  • Enter product transfers and adjustments

  • Housekeeping during and at end of shift

  • Assisting with inventory receipts and accuracy

  • Inventory placement and storage

  • Inventory verification

  • Working in non-climate-controlled warehouse conditions

  • Good housekeeping of warehouse and inventory locations

  • Walking and standing on concrete floors for long periods of time

  • Additional essential functions may be applicable to specific jobs

    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 .

  • Knowledge and experience in Meat Industry is preferred, but not required

  • High school diploma 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 powered industrial truck (PIT) experience

  • Must obtain proper powered industrial truck (PIT) certification during initial training phase

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

  • Understand and follow both written and verbal instructions

  • Perform basic math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in all measures, whole numbers, common fractions and decimals

  • Attention to detail and good communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office

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

  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance.

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

  • Ability to wear proper PPE for work environment

  • 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.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

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.

  • Carrying, lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling of heavy and or awkward objects or loads.

  • Lifting and lowering objects up to 50 lbs.

  • Walking long distances, sometimes on wet, uneven and slippery surfaces

  • Continuous walking short distances from point A to Point B, up to 2-3 hours before break

  • Identify pallet marking up to distances of 18 feet away

  • Using and maintaining electrical devices and powered industrial trucks

  • Working in cold environments of 20° to 45° F

  • Working in seasonal environments exceeding 100° F

  • Wet or humid conditions

  • Noise level in work environment is usually moderate

Careers and Benefits

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

About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 43,000 U.S. team members and 16,000 European employees are dedicated to producing “Good food. Responsibly.®” and have made us one of the world’s leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in 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 neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich®and Nathan’s Famous®, among many others. For more information, visitwww.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us onFacebook,Twitter,LinkedInandInstagram.

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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ID 2021-18555

Job LocationsUS-KS-Edwardsville

Category Supply Chain

Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Hourly

Shift 1st and 2nd Shift