Job Information


Job Title: Hourly Production Worker

Our Company, Your Opportunity:

Nearly 150 years ago, Gustavus Swift founded Swift & Company. He was a true pioneer whose passion and innovative spirit transformed the meat industry. This commitment to transformation mirrors that of Swift Prepared Foods today. Swift Prepared Foods is the prepared foods arm of JBS USA, one of the world’s largest meat companies. This is a unique opportunity to be in a start-up environment, with the backing of a Global CPG Powerhouse. This is a role for someone who is looking for an entrepreneurial challenge in a company with aspirations to be leaders within the CPG world. The position will have both strategic and tactical elements and the person may wear different hats. This is an opportunity for people who want to think Big, dream Big and work to make Big ideas a reality.

Our Mission:

To be THE BEST in all we do. We are completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders. All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.


Scope Of Position:

Hourly Production Workers are the backbone of our Company. They perform a key role with ensuring that our products are consistently manufactured safely and the specifications of our customers. They are responsible for completing mandatory safety trainings applicable to their specific job assignments, complete all required Food Safety/GMP trainings and assist with product reconditioning as needed or directed.

As an organization, we do our best to ensure that our Hourly Production workers are able to master their assigned roles before moving on to other positions within the facility, but that is not always possible. Ideal candidates for these positions must be agile and willing to shift focus and energies as the business demand changes.


  • Use an assortment of knives, steel, and a hook to perform job tasks.

  • Keep the knife sharp: develop good knife sharpening skills. Ask for assistance if needed.

  • Operate heavy equipment.

  • Bag and Box product.

  • Must use proper personal protective equipment effectively.

  • Expected to work hands-on at high speed and times to lift over 50 pounds.

  • Must keep work areas clean and follow proper food safety protocols.

  • Inspect meat or meat products and/or packaging.

  • Stay aware of your surroundings and notify a supervisor if you recognize a hazard.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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.

Skills and Qualifications:

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.

  • Work regularly in temperatures are near or below freezing (Coolers, Loading Dock Freezer)

  • Work in damp or cold conditions (20-30 Degrees-Fabrication)

  • Work in areas that require you to lift, pull, or push 50 lbs.

  • Work with sharp knives or a cutting tool

  • Willing and capable of working overtime when necessary

  • Available to work Day and Nights

  • Willing and capable of working Saturdays

LIFTING/ PUSHING/PULLING – 10 lbs. -50 lbs. production

NEUTRAL WRIST - Repetitive hand motions and grasping.

REACHING – Reaching for product on the conveyor belt with hooks, reaching for boxes, or bags

STANDING – Constant standing for 8 to 10 hours per day, 6 days a week (Loading dock 7 days as needed per schedule.) (2 allowed breaks are scheduled based on the union contract and operational requirements.)

Working Conditions:

  • Production and maintenance settings

  • Exposure to various chemicals, machinery, and knives

  • Slippery floors, cold temperatures, and loud ambient noise

  • Ability to work 50+ hours

  • Good attendance and safety records

Comments :

Base Pay - $20.00

Second and third shift receive a $2.00 shift premium

The schedule for this position is typically Mon - Fri. 8 hours

Hiring for 1st and 3rd shift only

If interested, please apply at jbssa.com/careers.

Swift Prepared Foods is an equal opportunity employer.