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QA Technician-2nd shift

Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Sioux Falls
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

If you are currently employed at Smithfield, please log into Workday and submit your application through the Jobs Hub. A great job-and a great future-awaits you at Smithfield Foods. We're an $18 billion U.S. food company with nearly 60,000 employees worldwide. We're looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us. Join our family today. Apply Now!Our OpportunityOur team members receive industry-leading wages and are eligible for great benefits packages:
Hourly Competitive Starting Pay $22.10/hour
$0.50/hour shift differential for 2nd shift positions
Comprehensive Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits and More.
Education benefit available to full- and part time Smithfield team members on their first day of employment. In addition, we offer opportunities for career growth and professional development.
Supports needs of Quality Assurance department while interfacing with production and receiving/shipping departments to ensure that products are safe, wholesome and meet quality standards.
Core Responsibilities
Quality Verification Conduct all quality inspections in the area of assigned responsibility.Maintain quality objectives, prevent complaints and claims and keep quality to specifications through accurate inspections, non-compliance procedures, appropriate reporting, corrective actions and accuracy of paperwork along with sample submissions.Routine verifications and inspections include process, metal detector, cooking, and chilling type checks.Responsible for catching out of specification product by stopping the production process or removing product for rework as required.Works with other departments to implement procedure changes, based on predetermined specifications, involving raw materials and finished goods to remedy the cause of any non-compliance as quickly as possible.Ability to interpret customer and sales specifications and apply subjective quality decisions to product (ie: product appearance, color, texture, etc.).Quality ImprovementRequired to take action in response to poor observations by identifying and correcting deficiencies for negative micro or shelf- life data in their area of responsibility with an eye toward improvement.Utilize technical knowledge to prevent and identify the root cause of process or product failures.Continuous improvement of product quality through attention to process expected.Activities will include Quality Assurance program management, training line and other Quality Assurance employees in quality functions, daily product shows, assessing specs and updating Operations, monitoring giveaway and yields for opportunities.HACCP Programs and Food SafetyAssists in development, implementation and compliance with HACCP programs that support the safe handling of food by recording and analyzing critical control point records that track product through the plant ensuring the safety of food products at all times.Properly review and scrutinize all aspects of the food safety system and meat production processes.USDA Regulatory RequirementsEnsure the USDA regulatory requirements for Food Safety are met.Assist with revisions and update food safety programs and procedures including the annual reassessment of all programs.Sanitation ChecksConducts pre-operation sanitation checks to ensure all pre-operation sanitation has been done correctly.Determines need for re-sampling of equipment and communicates information to sanitation and plant personnel. Conducts follow up to ensure the sampling was properly completed.Food Safety DeficienciesCommunicates findings regarding food safety deficiencies to Plant Food Safety Manager and provides feedback and recommendations.Assists with the training to plant employees regarding food safety deficiencies and corrective actions as needed.AbsenceIn the absence of key personnel, the employee's supervisor or qualified designee (one that has been trained in the key employee's duties) is responsible to complete or delegate the completion of all required tasks and responsibilities. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications High School diploma or GED required.
1+ years of quality and/or lab experience in the food industry is preferred.
Must have the ability to complete required applicable forms in English, which requires the ability to read and write in English. Work Environment & Physical Demands The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Office and plant setting.The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.Specific vision includes close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.Exposed to temperatures ranging from 30 - 80 degrees, working in warm and cold area simultaneously.Frequently required to stand for prolonged times; walk; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.EEO/AA InformationSmithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment selection process, please call us at 757-357-1595.Salary Range$21.90 - $22.28

Keywords: Smithfield Foods, Sioux Falls , QA Technician-2nd shift, Professions , Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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