Smithfield Smokehouse Operator in San Jose, California


The Operator is responsible for making sure that the oven internal temperature is set to the standard process. Make sure the continuous flow of production. The operator also keeps the area clean always.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


  • Practicing Good Manufacturing Practice.

  • Responsible for using Lock Out/Tag Out when machinery is being set up, serviced or cleaned. Only authorized employees can remove machine guards and Locks and Tags.

  • The Operator needs to be properly trained in the Standard Operating Procedures in accordance with Mohawk’s Safety Rules and Regulations to perform this Operation.

  • The Operator must be aware of all the potential hazards of the job. It is important that the Operator were Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times.

  • Filling up Temperature Calibration Log

  • Filling up Pre-Shift Rail Switch / ICE Checks

  • Fillip up CCP Calibration Form

  • Filling up HCCP – Bacon Internal Product Temperature CC1B

  • Filling up Sawdust Usage Form

  • Checking probes for calibration.

  • Pumped Smokehouse.

  • Rail Scale Checks.

  • Weighing the trees with bellies.

  • Taking bellies into the and out of the oven.

  • Transferring bellies into the Blast Freezer.

  • Transferring bellies into the Tempering Cooler.

  • Feeding the Smoke Generator with wood chips.

  • Continuous flow of production.

  • Communicating with the Lead Operator for any problems encountered.

  • Communicating with leadership of any changes that may have occurred.

  • Assist Lead Operator for changing film roll.

  • Notifying supervisors or maintenance of any safety or machine issues.

  • Promoting the cleanliness of area.



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 with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


May require a high school diploma or its equivalent and 1 to 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job


Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general instructions.


Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor/manager.

Work Environment


The work environment characteristics 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 noise level in the work environment is medium. When the employee is required to perform duties in the production area, the employee will be continuously exposed to temperatures ranging from 35 – 90 degrees. The noise level in the work environment is sufficient to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level. Personal Protective Equipment is required.

Scope/Impact of Job


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required sit; use hands to finger, handle, grasp, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Refer this job to a friend

Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.

Connect With Us!

Not ready to apply?for general consideration.


Job LocationsUS-CA-San Jose



FLSA StatusNon-Exempt

Shift2nd Shift