The position has responsibility for assisting the Plant Quality Assurance Manager in managing the Plant Quality Assurance Department to provide safe, high quality products that meet customer expectations. Ensures high quality products that meet customer expectations while maintaining compliance with USDA/other applicable regulations, as well as company policies and procedures. Provides solid leadership to achieve company, plant, and department goals through various management, evaluation and improvement skills and strategies that improve overall quality and profitability. Masters and implements all QA policies, programs and procedures. Manages and effectively follows up on multiple projects and assignments.
<div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><ul><li><span style="font-size: 8pt;">Responsible for overseeing the QA staff and ensures that all QA and Regulatory programs are followed, makes sound decisions and executes quality oversight. </span></li><li><span style
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.
Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 2+ years’ experience in the food industry; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge and understanding of quality assurance principles, food science and meat processing, SPC and statistics; preferred.
In-depth understanding of microbiological testing and limited chemistry testing.
Knowledge of various pathogens and microbes associated with food production.
Hands on experience conducting microbiological testing of meat and poultry products.
Comprehensive knowledge of USDA, FSIS, HACCP, and SSOP requirements.
UDSA/HACCP Certified, preferred.
SQF Certified Expert, preferred.
Knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
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.
Knowledge of Database software; Inventory software; Manufacturing software; Spreadsheet and Word Processing software and SAP.
Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time.
May be required to work long hours and weekends.
Ability to work well with others in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
A great job—and a great future—awaits you at Smithfield Foods. As the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, we’re a $15-billion global food company with more than 52,000 employees. We’re looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us.
We’re passionate about delivering on our promise to produce “Good Food. Responsibly.®”, and military veterans throughout the company support our mission. These veterans understand the value of purposeful work and play a daily role in advancing Smithfield Foods.
Veterans have a variety of backgrounds, and to match that, Smithfield offers a variety of careers. Areas of possibility include: