Smithfield General Production - Military Veteran in Springfield, Massachusetts


Join the growing community of 1700+ military veterans working at Smithfield Foods, working as a member of our Production Team.

Production employees at Smithfield Foods handle materials and use hand tools, knives, machinery, and equipment to help deliver Good Food, Responsibly to America’s dinner table. Production team members at Smithfield do hard and physically demanding work that requires good hand-eye coordination, attention to detail, strength and stamina - all qualities found in Military Veterans.

Smithfield Salutes, our Veterans Employee Resource Group, is working to make the transition from military to civilian life a seamless one for you and your family. We encourage military veterans to apply for any job at Smithfield Foods that matches your ability to fix, execute, problem solve, create, or lead. For more information .


  • Continuous standing in one location for long periods of time (up to 2-3 hours). Most jobs have fixed workstations and are conveyor line paced.

  • Able to walk long distances on wet,uneven and slippery surfaces.

  • Climbing or moving on ladders,steps, stairwells, walkways and platforms.

  • Carrying, lifting, lowering,pushing and pulling of heavy and/or awkward objects or loads. Lifting and lowering of objects up to 60 lbs. Pushing or pulling of heavy carts, bins or transport containers.

  • Working in a cold environment between 20-45 degrees F, hot environments between 80-110 Degrees F and frequent contact with animal fats.

  • Wearing, using and maintaining personal protective equipment (PPE). Using, cleaning, maintaining, and safe handling of sharp cutting tools.

  • Frequent static and/or awkward work postures with neck and spine flexion while grasping, pinching,pulling, lifting, extending,flexing the hands and arms to perform tasks. A variety of arm and hand movements are required in applying force,movement and repetition.

  • Using and maintaining a variety of knives, hand tools, power tools and equipment, electrical devices, controls and motorized vehicles.

  • Being able to understand and follow oral and written instructions from supervisor and or designated staff.

  • Additional essential functions may be applicable to specific jobs.

Key Responsibilities:

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

  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance.

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


  • A minimum of two (2) years of military service, active duty or reserve.

  • High School diploma or GED

  • May be required to work long hours and weekends

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Demands

Able to stand, twist and bend on hard floors for long periods of time.

Work Environment

Cold Temperatures between 20-45 Degrees F and Hot Temperatures between 80-110 Degrees F.

EEO/AA Information

We are 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.

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Job LocationsUS-MA-Springfield



FLSA StatusHourly

Shift1st, 2nd, or 3rd Shift