Sep 09, 2019

Quality Assurance Technologist

  • Smithfield Foods
  • Sioux Center, IA 51250, USA
General Labor Inventory Logistics Management Transportation Warehouse

Job Description

The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.

 

This position is responsible for ensuring the overall quality in their assigned areas through the management of regulatory, company, and customer policies, programs and work instructions. This role is expected to conduct accurate grading and documentation of product quality against published product specifications. This position is responsible for monitoring plant programs, which may include but is not limited to: pre-op sanitation; carcass, product and room temperatures; product leakers; and GMPs. Assists in managing quality programs and exercising technical expertise, including training, assessing performance and making improvements.

States

IA  

Salary

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Job Requirements

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.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), required
  • Associate’s degree, preferred
  • Ability to create, revise and interpret technical documents such as quality specifications, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Knowledge and understanding of quality assurance principles, food science and meat processing
  • A high level of technical expertise, ownership and practical knowledge of all Quality Assurance and regulatory programs
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to use exposure monitoring equipment, interpret and communicate results
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to work on the internet, Spreadsheet, Presentation and Word Processing software
  • Comprehensive experience and understanding of USDA Rules and Regulations
  • Ability to uphold regulatory, company, and customer standards
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills

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