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Smithfield HR and Safety Coordinator in Carroll, Iowa

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The HR & Safety Coordinator assists in the administration of various HR and Safety functions by applying general knowledge of HR and Safety system processes and procedures. This position will assist in accident reduction programs, assisting in technical expertise to the plant safety and health teams, regulatory compliance, employee wellness programs, supporting safety training on safety and health topics and encouraging active employee involvement in the safety process. Also responsible for providing and preparing for emergency medical care.

Core Responsibilities

Coordination of HR & Safety Programs

  • Obtains overall knowledge, management and implementation of internal safety programs and regulatory compliance including: Smithfield Injury Prevention System (SIPS), Workers Compensation, (PSM) Process Safety Management, Ergonomics, Auditing, Incident Investigation, Team and Committees, Budgets, Behavioral Based Safety and 1910 CFR Regulatory Compliance.

  • Processes human resource documentation for new hires, including I-9 compliance.

  • Enters employee data into HRIS, including on-boarding information, disciplinary action notes, address changes, telephone number changes, etc.

  • Assists in the coordination of the plant employee benefit program.

  • Assists in pre-employment screening, applicant assessments and employment verifications.

  • May review employment applications/resumes and interview applicants

  • Assists in sick leave and leave of absence program, family and medical leave administration, benefit continuation and premium payment tracking.

  • Enters daily attendance information.

    Administrative Documentation and Organization

  • Ensures training and documentation is maintained in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

  • Informs supervisory personnel of employee restrictions due to work-related injury or illness and ensures employees are working within those restrictions.

  • Participates in the accident investigation process.

  • Answers routine questions and inquires that require knowledge of established departmental procedures and familiarity with operations and programs within human resources.

  • Provides customer service and problem solving for employees by assisting in resolution of questions or complaints.

  • Assists in preparation of orientation and/or training documentation.

  • Conducts follow up exit interviews.

    Special Projects

  • May participate in special projects and initiatives, presenting findings to the plant management and/or corporate management as needed.

  • Completes special assignments and projects as required. May research files for difficult-to-find data.

  • Perform tasks and other administrative projects as assigned.


  • In the absence of key personnel, the employee’s supervisor or qualified designee (one that has been trained in the key employee's duties) is responsible to complete or delegate the completion of all required tasks and responsibilities.


  • Acts as a lead by training, mentoring, and providing guidance to less experienced employees in the plant.

    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.

  • Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and 2 years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience, required.

  • Must be able to work with all levels of an organization and manage up effectively.

  • Solid understanding of Human Resources functions and requirements.

  • Ability to deal with and handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and tact.

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills required.

  • Outstanding motivation skills and positive attitude required.

  • Previous SAP/HCM system experience a preferred.

  • Previous Applicant Tracking System, (iCIMS) experience preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to build relationships both within and outside the organization.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word) and analysis capability.

  • Good decision-making skills and ability to perform in stressful situations.

  • Must be able to travel on an occasional basis.

  • Preferably bi-lingual in Spanish language.

  • 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.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics and 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.

  • Required to sit and stand; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear.

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds; Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

  • The majority of the time is spent in an office setting outside of the production plant. The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.

  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.

  • Frequently required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear.

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds; Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Careers and Benefits

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More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.


Working at Smithfield isn't just a job – it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.


Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.


Sustainability 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 onFacebook,Twitter,LinkedInandInstagram.

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 2022-24631

Job LocationsUS-IA-Carroll

Category Human Resources

Type Full-Time

Shift 1st and 2nd Shift