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Smithfield Forklift Operator in Greenfield/Mount Comfort, Indiana

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US-IN-Greenfield/Mount Comfort

Your Opportunity

The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.

The Material Handler will u se 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.


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 12 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

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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 40,000 U.S. 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 have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including many industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to cut our carbon impact by 25 percent by 2025. 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, visit , 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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ID 2021-18025

Job LocationsUS-IN-Greenfield/Mount Comfort

Category Supply Chain

Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Hourly

Shift 1st Shift

Adv. IndSPR-Logistics SC Trans. Warehouse