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Smithfield Production Scheduler in Orange City, Iowa

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US-IA-Orange City

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Plans and establishes production schedules for all products processed at the plant. Develops raw material orders, monitors material inventories, tracks progress of production and reviews factors that affect schedules to make necessary modifications. Issues orders to the appropriate production departments when revisions are made to the schedule.

Core Responsibilities

  • Develops daily production schedules from the weekly supply plan and distribute to production areas. Schedules are based on product requirements to manufacture and fill sales orders and the efficient use of labor.

  • Work with other functional areas including but not limited to Accounting, Technical Services, Research and Development, and Business Management regarding new product development and implementation. Ensure raw materials are available for the initial production according to product specifications.

  • Maintain product groups in SAP to aid in producing accurate production

  • Manage rotation raw material inventory, stock transfers, work-in-process and finished products, inventories. Effectively communicates with team members in each area to ultimately ensure customer satisfaction.

  • Utilize SAP scheduling execution and reporting transactions to ensure accurate schedules of production.

    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.

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Agriculture, Business, Marketing or related field and 3+ years’ experience in fields such as Production, Plant Supervision; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

  • Experience in the Meat or Food Industry, preferred.

  • Excellent working knowledge of SAP and the modules Production Planning, Material Management and Sales Distribution.

  • Excellent analytical, organizational and technical skills.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, Internet and Order processing software.

  • Ability to forecast, act quickly and accurately.

  • Good communication skills, written and verbal.

  • May be required to work long hours and weekends.

  • 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.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics and 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.

  • 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 loud when in the production area.

  • Must be able to work in cramped spaces and in poor lighting and ventilation.

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance, vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

  • Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear.

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield’s benefits, visit

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, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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ID 2021-17259

Job LocationsUS-IA-Orange City

Category Operations

Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Exempt

Shift 1st Shift