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Security Officer

Company: Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Location: Sioux Falls
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Locations

US-SD-Sioux Falls

Your Opportunity

Responsible for the protection and safeguarding of plant assets, personnel, visitors and customers.

Core Responsibilities

* Supports division and site safety, quality, productivity, environmental and cost reduction goals. * Patrols premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensures security of doors, windows, and gates. * Monitors and authorizes entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises. Enforces identification badge procedures. * Conducts incident investigations. Investigates alarms or disturbances and writes reports on accidents, incidents, suspicious activities, safety and fire hazards and other security related situations. * Monitors vehicle traffic. * Protects property from theft, embezzlement, sabotage, fire and accidents. * Answers telephone calls to take messages, answer questions and provides information during non-business hours or when switchboard is closed. * Provides any needed assistance to customers, employees and visitors with the department's procedures.

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 Criminal Justice or related field of study and 2-3 years related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education or experience. * Military or law enforcement background, preferred. * Knowledge of security operations, safety practices in a business environment and enforcement procedures. * Ability to understand and follow standard operating procedures. * Ability to make independent and good judgment decisions within proper policy and procedures. * Incident investigation and documentation skills. * Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Outlook, Publisher and PowerPoint. SAP and AS400 software experience, a plus. * Ability to multi-task, prioritize daily work assignments, meet deadlines and manage time wisely with minimal supervision. * Strong mathematical, organizational skills and attention to detail. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills. * 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 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 and weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather and 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. * Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance, vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus. * Frequently required to 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.

Keywords: Smithfield Foods, Inc., Sioux Falls , Security Officer, Other , Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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