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Hog Buyer/Receiver - Sioux Falls SD

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Smithfield, Inc.

Sioux Falls, SD

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Hog Buyer/Receiver - Sioux Falls SD


Sioux Falls

South Dakota


The purpose of this position is tocoordinate the movement of livestock from receiving area to the holding pens.


Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

Sorts butchers according to quality and weight.

Maintains animal identification by assigning tattoo numbers and/or tagging all hogs including any dead or non-ambulatory hogs.

Maintains head count and weight of hogs received at the plant.

Identifies hogs for pricing that may be on Contracts or pricing formulas.

Maintains relationship with truckers and ensures livestock are handled properly.

Inputs information into the computer system as the hogs are received to allow for Pricing and payment to producers and truckers.

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.

Associate’s Degree in Meat Science, Animal Science or related field and 1 years of livestock buying and receiving experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Bachelor’s degree ,preferred.

Experience in theagriculture industry such as meat judging, preferred.

Computer literacy knowledge including: all aspects of Microsoft Office, especially Excel, preferred.

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Ability to multi-task, prioritize daily work assignments and manage time wisely.

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Demands

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.

Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50-75 pounds.

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

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 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.

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.

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Job LocationsUS-SD-Sioux Falls



FLSA StatusNon-Exempt

Shift2nd Shift

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Smithfield, Inc.
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Company Profile
For more than two centuries, the colonial town of Smithfield, Virginia, founded in 1752, has been shipping the finest hams to satisfied customers around the world. Today, thanks to the vision of a Virginia family and its patriarch, Joseph Luter, that tradition not only continues but has grown into something of a legend. In 1936 Joseph W. Luter & Joseph W. Luter, Jr. founded the Smithfield Packing Company along a tributary of the historic James River. Over sixty years later, the "Genuine Smithfield Ham" that brought them worldwide acclaim is still produced only here in Smithfield. And thanks to a new generation of Luters, Joseph III and Joseph IV, Smithfield boasts a line of quality meats so vast, it's helped make the parent company, Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD), the world's largest producer of pork products.

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