Production Technical Trainer/Onboarding Trainer
Snowflake, AZ 
Posted 1 month ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
Production Technical Trainer/Onboarding Trainer
ID 2021-17642
Category Hog Production
Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Shift Other - Ask for details
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The Production Technical Trainer 1 represents the Smithfield HP current production policy and procedures through the certification program and training and development. This position supports production by communicating new standards and procedures by visiting farms and support departments. This position helps develop future HODs, production trainees, and managers through implementation of applicable training programs.

Core Responsibilities
    Maintains training records.
  • Implements the farm certification program by visiting farms and training/certifying employees.
  • Initiates collaborative training sessions to promote future HOD, Production Trainee and Farm Manager development.
  • Coordinates successful onboarding and implementation of summer intern program for region.
  • Aids in planning processes and implements training programs where needed.
  • Coordinates and communicates with Human Resources staff as well as other departments within region.
  • Assists in community involvement and Smithfield sustainability programs.
  • Participates/communicates information to new hires at orientation.
  • Helps maintain and improve all existing training and development programs.
  • Assists in HR activities (such as functions, trainee networking, etc.)
  • Organizes scheduling and assist in onboarding process of new production trainees.
  • Develops and communicates effective presentations.
  • Maintains excellent communication between training department and production and support departments within Smithfield HP.
  • Reports all environmental issues immediately to their 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.

  • Two or four year degree and/or at least two years production experience.
  • Previous experience in training/development preferred.
  • Certification in breeding and farrowing required
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint).
  • Current driver's license and acceptable driving record.
  • Occasional travel/overnight required.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to review and compile data in order to make decisions.
  • Ability to work with little supervision.
  • 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.
  • Must be supportive of the mission of raising swine for human consumption of high-quality pork products.
  • Must be tolerable and willing to learn and perform the following tasks: euthanasia, castration, vaccinations, piglet processing, ear tagging for identification, taking blood samples and other procedures normal to animal husbandry.
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.

  • Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • 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 work with and around a wide range of antibiotics (i.e. penicillin).
  • Must be able to tolerate blood, animal dander, manure, dust, odors, and frequently noisy conditions.
Careers and Benefits

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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 40,000 U.S. and 15,000 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 many industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to cut our carbon impact by 25 percent by 2025. 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, 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, 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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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.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2 to 4 years
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