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Grain Manager Trainee

Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Hobbsville
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Locations: US-NC-HOBBSVILLE Your Opportunity:Learns, demonstrates knowledge and skills, and becomes certified in all aspects of Smithfield Grain and pork industry standards. Learns to direct and coordinate activities at elevator including profitability, customer service, grain origination and merchandising. This position functions under the supervision of the appropriate department leader while performing all duties and responsibilities as a learning/development process.**Must Include Resume**Core Responsibilities:Learns to aggressively originate grain from local farmers by building relationships and offering exceptional customer service which includes minimizing arriving truck waiting time to the greatest extent possible.Learns to inspect, grade and weigh products to verify conformance to specifications and directs setup and adjustments of storage use, drier operation, blending capacity, and oversees quality control and assurance.Records and communicates cash and contract grain purchases and risk position to Smithfield Grain.Measures, monitors and manages inventory in order to objectively report and to minimize inventory shrink.Studies production schedules and estimates worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment.Learns to Establish and/or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of elevator and/or work crew.Analyzes and helps to resolve work problems or assists workers in solving work problems.Learns how to maintain time and production records.Estimates, requisitions, and inspects materials and facility for preventative maintenance.Performs activities of workers supervised.Responsible for being in compliance with all environmental laws and procedures to which Smithfield Hog Production Division subscribes.Learns, demonstrates capability/knowledge and becomes certified in all Smithfield Grain department areas including fulfilling all the requirements and responsibilities listed under the Grain Elevator Operator job description.Gains a solid understanding of and ability to implement company systems such as receiving, batching and load out etc.Performs and masters all hourly jobs under supervision. Becomes certified in each job after showing competence and skill/understanding in each.Develops and establishes rapport/relationships with all personnel and management.Develops employee management skills.Gains experience in leadership process and challenges.Develops and prepares required reports on experiences encountered and addresses/shares opportunities for improvement.Maintains an active license to operate forklift, certified weigh master and grading grain.Performs other duties and responsibilities as defined by management according to standards.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.Follow company IPS policies and procedures.**Must Include Resume**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.Qualifications: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.Minimum 4-year B.Sc. degree in Feed Mill Science/Agriculture Engineering or similar field or equivalent.Organizational skills.Excellent verbal and written communications skills.Computer skillsValid state driver's license and acceptable MVR.Ability to work independently and as a team player.Available to work extended weekday and weekend hours during grain harvest seasons.Supervisory Responsibilities:When basic technical certification is complete, will provide leadership and guidance to personnel within a department with Manager oversight.Work Environment & Physical Demands:The work environment characteristics & physical demands 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.Able to sit, stand, walk and climb up and down ladders.Routinely exposed to moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditionsAbility to lift up to 60 pounds, do frequent stooping and bending.Must be supportive of the mission of producing and/or storing grain and quality bakery meal.Must be tolerable and willing to learn how to carry out their responsibilities under SIPS in a variety of work environments.Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.Must be able to tolerate cold, heat, grain dust, grain/mill odors, noisy conditions, allergens (such as peanuts)Regularly work at elevated heights.Must be able to tolerate extreme ranges of seasonal temperatures (hot to cold).Routinely exposed to moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions.Must be able to tolerate cold, heat, grain dust, grain/mill odors, and noisy conditions.Must be tolerable of and willing to learn and perform the different areas of the grain storage process.Must be able to tolerate the dust generated by the mechanical movement of grains, bakery by-product materials, and bakery meal dust.Careers and Benefits:To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit MATTERMore than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.GROWTH & DEVELOPMENTWorking at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.BENEFITSOur people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGESustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.About Smithfield Foods:Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly -" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. 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.

Keywords: Smithfield Foods, Chesapeake , Grain Manager Trainee, Executive , Hobbsville, Virginia

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