Godshall's Quality Meats
August 28, 2021
Lebanon, PA
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Godshall’s Quality Meats is an expanding family run company producing various meat products sold in the US and World markets. We are currently looking for a 1st shift Smokehouse Operator to join our team.!! HOURS 5:00am - 5:00pm . PAY ranges based on experience.

Godshall's offers opportunities for advancement, competitive pay, and a generous benefits package including: health insurance with dental coverage, vision reimbursement, basic life insurance, and prescription drug coverage as well as 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching, profit sharing plan and ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) participation.

Job Description

The Smokehouse Operator performs all functions relating to the cooking, curing, and cooling of cooked product. Loads product into and removes product from ovens. Follows set cooking programs to allow product to cure and cook. Performs product testing to ensure product complies with food safety requirements and meets product specifications. Performs basic sanitation functions. Completes documentation and carries out responsibilities in accordance with company policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

· Set oven controllers to correct program indicated in product specifications

· Load auxiliary equipment with material and ingredients

· Load carts of raw product into the smokehouses

· Monitor oven cycles and product through testing samples

· Perform various tests at required intervals such as PH tests on in-process and finished product, fat and moisture levels, etc. Complete documentation at required intervals according to company practice

· Report detected inconsistencies to supervisors, quality assurance personnel, or managers

· Empty carts of cooked product into chill cooler

· Empty cinder and ash from smoke generators as needed

· Sanitize designated drains, floors, and equipment at required intervals

· Complete documentation as required throughout the process after cleaning

· Monitor work environment for general food safety hazards such as condensation monitoring, etc.

· Assist with production as required

· The perfect candidate must have a Math aptitude, have computer knowledge and be proficient in Microsoft programs.

· General knowledge of Smokehouse Operations preferred, but training is available.

Physical Requirements:

· Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Must be able to work in extreme environments, including refrigerated and excessive heat. Must be able to repeatedly lift over 25 lbs. Must be able to push/pull levered weights between 25 and 1,000 lbs. Must be able to bend, kneel, squat, reach, and grasp routinely throughout shift.

Other Physical Requirements:

· Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as earplugs, hairnet, beard-net, protective safety eye wear, cut resistant glove, slip resistant shoe ware, etc.


Work is performed primarily in an environment where temperatures can vary depending on season, and coolers are refrigerated between 32-50 degrees. There is a moderate level of noise. Flooring can be very slippery at times.

Required to work mandatory overtime including weekends when needed.

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