On-The-Job Plant Training Specialist - 2nd Shift
Crete, NE 
Posted 20 days ago
Job Description

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A great job-and a great future-awaits you at Smithfield Foods. We're an $18 billion U.S. food company with nearly 60,000 employees worldwide. We're looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us. Join our family today. Apply Now!

Your Opportunity

Our team members receive industry-competitive salaries and are eligible for great benefits packages:

  • Competitive Pay

  • Annual Bonus Earning Potential

  • *Earn up to 30% additional pay weekly with our Extended Work Week Compensation Program!*

  • Earn up to 10% additional pay weekly for 2nd and 3rd shift positions!*

  • Comprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and More

  • Education benefit available to full and part time Smithfield team members on their first day of employment.

*Program eligibilities apply

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

Responsible for working with On-the-Job Trainers and Training Supervisor to ensure new hire training is conducted both on the line and in the classroom. Will work with new hires to on-board and orientate in job skills and Smithfield Policies. Will be responsible for walking the production floor to check on new hires and assist with training needs for new hires and job movement created through the Job Bidding Process. The Training Specialist will assist with job specific training that may include, appropriate PPE training and use, knife sharpening techniques, and other job specific knowledge required for an employee to learn their assigned position with the company. Will work with Training Supervisor to coordinate facility training needs daily and to ensure tracking documents are in place to verify training and identify those needing additional training.

Core Responsibilities
  • Train new and existing employees on job-specific topics and procedures conducted annually and monthly

  • Trains employees on the specific standard operating procedures (SOP) to accurately reflect current practices.

  • Assure all new employees receive necessary training to perform assigned jobs safely and according to position responsibilities. Utilize the training platform to conduct training, track, and report the training activity.

  • Evaluate the training approach and modify as needed.

  • Promotes continuous improvement and innovation of all training using M-IQ (manufacturing intelligence) tenets

  • Communicate with employees about their job requirements.

  • Provide feedback to the Production Supervisor for the progress reports to be communicated to employee.

  • Assist the Plant Training Supervisor with program management, reporting, scheduling, and communication,

  • Audit M-IQ Tier meetings.

  • Assist in on-boarding of new employees by leading tours and distributing and train on appropriate PPE use.

  • Ability to work various shifts and hours.

  • Ability to travel to other facilities.

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.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 2+ years of experience in manufacturing operations

  • Ability to perform operational positions within the facility

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Bi-Lingual in more than one language preferred

  • Able to work with co-workers and Management proactively and in a team environment

  • Shows problem solving abilities

  • Experience in computer programs to include Microsoft, Word, Excel, Power Point and/or other computer programs

  • 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.

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • May be responsible for supervision of a team of On-the-Job Trainers.

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics & 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 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.

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

  • Frequently required to sit, stand, walk; use hands to handle or feel, and talk or hear; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, climb or crawl.

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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.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment selection process, please call us at 757-357-1595.

Salary Range

$40,500.00 - $61,125.00
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 or Part Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2+ years
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