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Smithfield Plant Training Coordinator in Denison, Iowa

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Responsible for arranging training for individuals or groups within a framework of available programs. Advises employees and management on appropriate training courses. Arranges local training courses and in-house courses, and coordinates arrangements for external courses and seminars. Makes arrangements for further education and monitors the progress of attendees. Maintain accurate training records, monitor costs, and budget control of all training activities.

Core Responsibilities

  • Acclimates new employees in the department to all aspects of their job. Trains on safety and job tasks. Will need to know 90% of jobs in assigned department.

  • Responsible for all classroom training using PowerPoint presentations, videos, visual demonstrations and other applicable methods. Conducts training for new hires, as well as other Smithfield employees that require training.

  • Conducts all hands-on training in the department including LO/TO, mule, band saw, etc. and ensures employees are properly trained to keep all employees safe.

  • Conducts required communication meetings, direct and advise employees as to their job requirements, and partner with supervisor in conducting formal and informal evaluations of employee progress. Gives direction to employees for improvement and monitors all employees for performance and safety regulations.

  • Accurately documents required training attendance. Documents and maintains performance review issues, escalaing to supervisors as needed.

  • Assists other plant departments as needed and miscellaneous duties as assigned by supervisor.

    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.

  • High School Degree or General Education Degree (GED), and 2+ years of related experience and/or training, required.

  • Bachelor's degree, preferred.

  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Capable of communicating and expressing ideas clearly and concisely, in both written and oral formats.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Excel, Word and Power Point software and ability to research the internet.

  • Certified Pallet Jack and Forklift Trainer Certification.

  • Lock Out/Tag Out Certification (for machines and locks).

  • Fire Safety/Extinguisher Certification.

  • Bi-lingual a plus.

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

  • 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.

  • Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock.

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

  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds; occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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. Our 43,000 U.S. team members and 16,000 European employees are dedicated to producing “Good food. Responsibly.®” and have made us 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 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 neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich®and Nathan’s Famous®, among many others. For more information,, 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 2021-18970

Job LocationsUS-IA-Denison

Category Operations

Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Non-Exempt

Shift 1st Shift