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Smithfield 2nd Shift - Sanitation Worker - North Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri

Your Opportunity

Sanitation employees will clean and maintain production floor, product slots, and will also assist in general cleaning of the production plant.

Core Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Perform production and/or sanitation tasks according to stated work instructions, as efficiently as possible, in a production-line environment, as assigned by the supervisor.

  • Safely operate production and sanitation equipment and machinery, use of tools, and handling of product from the raw state through the packaging process.

  • Compliance with all Good Manufacturing Practices, SQF/USDA/OSHA/ISO requirements, Environmental protection practices, as well as safety regulations, safe work practices, and job rotation.

  • Read, understand, and follow written work instructions.

  • Maintain accurate and complete records of production, hours worked, outputs, etc., as required

  • Maintain a clean work environment, including passing post-sanitation activity inspection.

  • Inspect, grade, count, stack, move, cook, chill, and/or package product that complies with customers’ requirements and product specifications.

  • Take appropriate corrective and preventive actions when necessary to ensure safe quality food. Perform rework tasks as assigned.

  • Regular attendance and adherence to the work schedule

  • Ability to work together with others as a team to achieve maximum outputs in a diverse workplace


  • A high school diploma or equivalent is preferred.

  • Work experience in a sanitation or similar role in a distribution environment is preferred.

  • Ability to understand and follow both written and verbal instructions and labels.

  • Must be able to work effectively independently.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

You will be constantly standing, walking, riding, carrying, twisting, bending, balancing, seeing, hearing, and handling paperwork. You will regularly be pushing or lifting objects weighing from less than 20 lbs. up to 60 lbs.

Scope/Impact of Job


This position description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended, however, to be an accurate reflection of those principle job elements essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee development and compensation. As such, the incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities as required.

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-MO-Kansas City



FLSA StatusHourly

Shift2nd Shift