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

  • Competitive Pay: $94,000 – $138,050 annually
  • Annual Bonus Earning Potential
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and More
  • Education benefit available to full and part time Smithfield team members on their first day of employment.


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


Leads managers, supervisors, and workers in efforts to reduce safety-related incidents and to reduce associated human and fiscal costs.  Maintains safety operational controls that hold managers and supervisors responsible and accountable for safety of our workers.  Provides support and technical knowledge to operations leadership in executing their responsibilities under the Smithfield Injury Prevention System.


Core Responsibilities

  • Ensure Smithfield Injury Prevention System (SIPS) requirements are established, implemented, and maintained in accordance with Smithfield SIPS.
  • Manage the location’s safety activities including regulatory compliance.
  • Implements continuous improvement programs for safety measurement.
  • Ensure non-compliance with regulatory and other requirements is investigated and corrected.
  • Maintain Web SIPS / Safety SharePoint requirements to include inputting records in a timely manner and reviewing records to verify required records are present and current.
  • Maintain other safety records as required by Company or regulatory agencies at the Federal, State, and Local levels.
  • Coordinate with the SIPS Core Team Leader to schedule periodic management reviews.
  • Take a lead role in safety program development, performance reporting, and SIPS development coordination.
  • Serve as a technical resource and subject matter expert in occupational safety and health.
  • Monitor and interpret safety legal requirements applicable to the region or operating division, as well as other requirements to which the location subscribes such as local or state government regulatory requirements and corporate initiatives.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the Corporate Safety Department on safety questions and issues that may arise.
  • Prepare and submit reports required by regulatory agencies and corporate safety.
  • Maintain summary data and information on measurable key safety performance indicators.
  • Coordinates with Corporate Safety and Purchasing to review and approve new chemicals, equipment, supplies and materials.  These items would include, but are not limited to, emergency response equipment and supplies, fire protection and prevention equipment, fall protection equipment, electrical safety tools and materials, and personal protective equipment and clothing.
  • Conduct and document safety review for all capital expenditures prior to the capital request being submitted through the e-CAR system.
  • Oversee contractor safety approval process for location.
  • Monitor contractor performance in safety and health.  Ensure corrective action is executed in a timely manner when non-conformances are identified. – Implement, monitor, and update SIPS worker awareness, regulatory, and job-specific safety training as directed by the SIPS Core Team Leader or HPD Corporate Safety.
  • Coordinate with the necessary functions, departments, and resources to develop and present safety train-the-trainer materials and schedules.
  • Participate in management of the Worker’s Compensation programs including working with Smithfield Corporate Loss Control, claims adjusters, loss control consultants and managers/supervisors to reduce incidents, reduce loss time, and eliminate fraudulent claims.
  • Assist location management in complying with all environmental laws and procedures to which Smithfield Hog Production Division subscribes.
  • Report all environmental issues immediately to Corporate Environmental Compliance.
  • Responsible for being in compliance with all environmental laws and procedures to which Smithfield subscribes.
  • Incumbent will be responsible for understanding and complying with company EMS policies and BMS procedures in the performance of their job duties.
  • Report all environmental issues immediately to their supervisor.
  • Read and understand the company’s emergency notification process and will be responsible for reviewing that policy at their work site


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.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Agriculture, Safety Management, or related field and 8+ years’ relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
  • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience in a position of leadership to include team development and management, required.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, preferred.
  • Must have excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills. – Must have excellent computer skills.
  • Knowledge of ISO 45001 or Smithfield SIPS, preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays.
  • 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

  • Provides leadership and guidance to employees in the Safety Team.
  • 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 assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.


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.

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