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Smithfield General Worker I in South Bend, Indiana

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US-IN-South Bend

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The General Worker I is responsible for material handling activities associated with the timely loading, unloading, cleaning, and maintenance of product and materials at our DSD Branch Locations. This diverse role requires a multitude of activities including, but not limited to, light vehicle maintenance, product loading, order picking, recordkeeping, and cleaning. The General Worker I is never permitted to drive the Company’s trucks off Company property.

Core Responsibilities

  • Load and unload materials, parts, or products onto or from pallets, skids, conveyors or trucks

  • Read load sheets and shipping orders, to determine items to be moved, gathered and/or distributed

  • Convey materials and items from receiving or production areas to storage or to other designated areas

  • Sorts and places material and/or product on racks, shelves, and/or in bins according to predetermined sequence such as size, type or product code

  • Sorts and stores perishable goods in refrigerated rooms

  • Assembles sales orders from stock and places orders on pallets or shelves, or conveys orders to route salesperson or branch management

  • Record amounts of material or items received or distributed on load sheets

  • Load sales inventory on trucks in specified sequence for route sales personnel

  • Maintains daily vehicle observation records as required

  • Checks and documents branch cooler and truck temperatures

  • Performs truck sanitation

  • May be required to perform light vehicle maintenance, i.e. light bulb replacement, tire depth checks as required

  • Cleans around work areas inside and outside both the garage and general office areas

    Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED

  • Strong communication skills

  • Must be able to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos

  • Must be able to use a pallet jack and forklift (powered industrial truck)

  • A valid Driver's License required

  • The employee must frequently lift, push, pull and/or move up to 40 lbs.

  • Federal Regulations require the General Worker to be at least 18 years of age

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield’s benefits, visit

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 2021-17170

Job LocationsUS-IN-South Bend

Category Direct Store Delivery

Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Hourly

Shift 1st Shift

Adv. IndSPR- Direct Store Delivery