Senior Quality Assurance Technologist- Distribution Center
North East, MD 21901, USA
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.
The Senior Quality Assurance Technologist is responsible for providing guidance and ensuring the overall quality in the distribution center and assigned 3rd party warehouses through the management of regulatory, company, customer policies, programs and work instructions. This role is expected to conduct and document verifications of warehouse quality and food safety programs. This position is responsible for monitoring company and facility programs, which may include but is not limited to: pre-op sanitation, product and room temperatures, refrigeration, deep chill, freezing and tempering at the distribution center and third party cold storage facilities as assigned; product inspections and retentions; monitoring and resolving retained product; value adding operations such as product dating, weighing, labeling, and boxing; and GMPs. The Senior Quality Assurance Technologist assists in managing quality programs and exercising technical expertise, including training, assessing performance and making improvements and takes the lead with annual 3rd party Food Safety and Quality audits. Additionally, this role visits and monitors assigned 3rd party warehouse locations as needed.
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) and 5+ years of relevant experience, 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, warehouse management systems and SAP.
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 interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
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.
Strong conflict resolution skills.
Ability to travel up to 50% of the time.
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.
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.
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