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Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Engineering Trainee - Career Foundation Program

Smithfield Foods, Inc. - Cincinnati, OH

The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job.  Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.
A functional trainee is an individual who undergoes training for positions in their field of expertise.  The Career Foundation Program is the best way to prepare employees to become future leaders of the company. It equips them with the required skills, judgment, and know-how of being an effective and responsible leader.
A functional trainee is exposed to every aspect of their business and role. A functional trainee would be expected to know all facets of their particular piece of the business, from sales to customer service, to quality assurance and operations. As such, the functional trainee becomes very flexible and a subject matter expert when it comes to skills related to his or her job.
You can have a pick of the job you love most. Smithfield offers functional trainees a chance to work in departments they feel they could excel in. Each rotation places an emphasis on providing opportunities to enhance each trainee\u2019s leadership skills, and gain exposure to growth areas of the business. If you\u2019ve been particularly stellar in sales, or you are interested in operations, you could choose to develop in that area.
It develops teamwork. As trainees, you will be working with teams or with a department leader who will show you how things are done. You will learn to work with teams of different members across all levels of the organization. Sometimes, you will be working with a higher management, other times you\u2019ll work hand in hand with your subordinates. Aside from developing teamwork, you could also build up a mentor-apprentice relationship with the people you work with.
Career opportunities are endless. Career advancement is the ultimate goal of training. Once a vacancy comes up, you will have a great chance of being promoted. The Career Foundation Program prepares graduates for positions with increased level of responsibility and complexity. Simply put, the Career Foundation Program places you on the radar of the company\u2019s meticulous executives.
It is the best way to \u201cearn your stripes\u201d. Being part of a Career Development Program is very much like being in school, or perhaps enrolling in an MBA program. The only difference is that you get real work-related situations and problems that need fast, implementable solutions. The result? You will have a holistic understanding of your division and company.
Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows: 

Work in different departments within a specific function to gain perspective, including project engineering, utilities engineering, and maintenance engineering.
Monitor and train employees for adherence to good manufacturing practices (GMP).  
Assure standard operating procedures and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) requirements are followed.
Assure daily production schedules are met and issues are communicated timely.
Work toward baseline variances at better or above goals while ensuring the accuracy of reports. 
Participate in scheduling and ensuring effective mechanical Preventative Maintenance is conducted.
Track expenses and cost savings projects under his/her control to meet objectives.
Develop future cost savings projects to meet plant objectives.
Ensure compliance to product specifications throughout the manufacturing process. 
Adhere to guidelines of formal written training program. 
Attend periodic evaluations. 
Attend lectures, watch guest speakers, create and execute projects and oral presentations.

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. 

Bachelor\u2019s degree in Engineering - Mechanical or Industrial from four-year college or university
Desire and attitude to excel.
Planning, organization and execution skills.
Strong oral and written language skills.
Strong decision-making and problem solving skills.
Ability to travel and relocate.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
Must be able to relocate during the 24-month period rotation.

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.

19 days

Smithfield Foods, Inc.


Engineering Trainee - Career Foundation Program Smithfield Foods, Inc. - Cincinnati, OH, United States


Location: Cincinnati, OH

Company Profile:
From our small town beginning in Smithfield, Virginia, Smithfield Foods has grown into a global food company with a presence in 12 countries. Regardless of the size and scope of our business, we always conduct ourselves with respect for our animals, communities, customers, employees and the environment. Our philosophy has served us well and we are committed to providing Good food. Responsibly.® so you can confidently share great meals and memories with family and friends.