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Smithfield HR Assistant in Orange City, Iowa

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Are you an enthusiastic, goal-oriented Human Resources professional who can lead projects, enforce policy, multi-task, and uphold programs in the manufacturing industry? Then join Smithfield Foods, a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer! For more information, visit , and connect with us on , , , and .

The Human Resources team is searching for ambitious personnel to join their everyday mission to discover, hire, and retain great talent. These personnel are the conduit for positive employee relations, performance management, and focal point for benefits/compensation. You would be instrumental in achieving Smithfield’s goal to become the #1 consumer packaged goods company in the world!

The HR Assistant will provide administrative assistance to the plant Human Resources department. This position will focus on COVID-19 testing, policy and procedure administration, verification auditing and various administrative duties. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, well organized and have worked in a multi-tasked, fast paced environment. Candidate must have a solid foundation and understanding of Human Resources. This role is a stepping-stone for highly driven candidates to learn the organization and grow a career in Human Resources.

Core Responsibilities

  • Answers routine questions and inquires regarding HR departmental procedures and policies.

  • Provides customer service and troubleshoots issues to resolve employee questions or complaints related to COVID processes and procedures.

  • Assists in completing the contact tracing process and forms with employees.

  • Data entry, communication and tracking of COVID cases, testing and results as well as reporting.

  • Assists in leave and quarantine coordination.

  • Assist in COVID-19 process and procedure verification audits and assist in implementing any action items identified.

  • Assist the Workplace COVID Coordinator in training on COVID processes and policies.

  • Completes special assignments and projects as required.

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 diploma or general education degree (GED) and 2+ years HR related experience and/or training, required.

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • Previous SAP/HCM system experience a preferred.

  • Ability to be organized, flexible and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

  • 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.

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

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both written and verbal.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software Word and PowerPoint with intermediate or advanced level skills in Excel required.

  • Preferably bi-lingual in Spanish or another language (French, Burmese or Vietnamese)

  • 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 & 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.

  • 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.

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, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status or status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

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Job LocationsUS-IA-Orange City

CategoryHuman Resources


FLSA StatusNon-Exempt

Shift1st Shift