Human Resources Mayfield, Kentucky


Position at Pilgrim's

The Superintendent monitors and documents the effectiveness of the pandemic control measures used in the facility, and ensures alignment with the plant and corporate safety program.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Complex Human Resources Manager, Training Department, and Safety Manager to cultivate the plant pandemic response culture.
  • Serve as the plant level pandemic response subject matter expert.
  • Manage pandemic response resources and related departmental budgets.
  • Manage plant level health crisis response team of [] team members.
  • When necessary plan, request, and assist in the hiring of new personnel.
  • Work within the plant framework to foster the career growth of direct reports.
  • Serve as the primary contact on pandemic issues.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with plant, business unit, and corporate level team members.
  • Create, manage, and review site specific pandemic compliance programming.
  • Appraise and implement new health regulations as they relate to plant operations.
  • Ensure that team members are adequately trained in pandemic response plan procedures.
  • Work as the internal incident manager, ensuring that pandemic-related emergencies and injuries are properly managed.
  • Oversee, manage and ensure pandemic orientation for all new team members.
  • Review all contract documents related to ongoing or proposed work for pandemic related issues.
  • Review subcontractor pandemic programs; ensure that subcontractor programs are compliant with corporate, OSHA, and CDC regulations.
  • Conduct pandemic response audits. Audits will include a brief summary report noting any deviations from the pandemic response plan and corrective actions that may be necessary to promote the health and safety of workers and the public.
  • Organize and conduct pandemic response training as necessary.

The Superintendent is required to be competent in the following:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent grammar and writing skills
  • Strong supervision skills
  • Proven ability to lead others
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to effectively manage and motivate employees and communicate objectives and action plans.
  • Ability to research pertinent facts, data and other information from internal and external sources
  • Proficient use of computer and corresponding programs – Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to implement behavioral-based safety techniques to improve/maintain response plan performance
  • Ability to establish positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Key Performance Indicators

  • Ensure all employees temperatures are taken daily via a touchless infrared camera prior to entering plant and that the test results are automatically and electronically fed into HRIS database.
  • Ensure all contractors/vendors temperatures taken and COVID-19 screening questionnaire administered prior to granting permission to the facility. Contractor COVID-19 awareness and prevention training must be verified in ISN (contractor management database) as well prior to granting permission to enter the facility.
  • Maintain contact tracing for all positive and presumed positive COVID-19 cases and those employees on internal and external quarantine.
  • Achieve full compliance with all prevailing Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 intervention meatpacking guidelines (ie. physical barriers, face masks, social distancing etc.).
  • Meet at least monthly with the local and state Health Departments to keep abreast of all current affairs and guidance pertaining to current and potential pandemics/epidemics.
  • Track and follow up on all confirmed or presumed positive COVID-19 cases.
  • Ensure that all new hires and current employees are trained at new hire and annually thereafter on COVID-19 awareness and prevention.


Benefits include:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401K contributions
  • Better Futures Program –2 Year Community College tuition paid for you or your dependents!
  • Opportunity to grow your career through our Supervisor Development Program

  At Pilgrim’s, Safety Is A Condition, which means the safety of our team members comes first - always. This includes increased safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as enhanced cleaning and sanitation, face coverings, temperature screens and plexi-glass or plastic barriers. We are also working to secure vaccine availability for our Team Members.