Jan 04, 2021

Quality Assurance Technologist

  • Smithfield Foods
  • Tar Heel, NC 28392, USA
Full-Time General Labor Inventory Logistics Management Transportation Warehouse

Job Description

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. 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 www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram.

 

As part of our FS/QA team, you would conduct routine sanitation checks, ensuring that HAACP and USDA regulations are strictly enforced. Providing technical expertise to track product from start to finish, and develop corrective actions when needed. You will be responsible for ensuring that we are able to safely deliver the best Smithfield, Eckrich, Nathan’s Famous, or any of our product brands to customers and consumers.

 

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

NC  

Salary

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Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

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.
  • 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.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills

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