Smithfield Foods

  • Job ID
    FLSA Status
    1st, 2nd, or 3rd Shift
  • Overview

    Plans and conducts activities concerns with the quality assurance of product processes and materials by performing the following duties.


    Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

    1. Plans and conducts the analysis, inspection, test, and/or integration to assure the quality of the product.
    2. Conduct quality audits in production floors.
    3. Performs activities related to microbiology programs.
    4. Performs process audits for verification of compliance to programs and requirements from Smithfield.
    5. Conducts activities related to SSOP, sanitation performance standards, GMP audits, LOTO, etc.
    6. Ability to perform activities on all plant levels (5th floor to basement) and act independently
    7. Observe compliance and coach others regarding plant safety and food safety policies.
    8. Documents data obtained during all quality assurance activities, consistent with company policies and procedures.
    9. Communicates significant issues or developments identified during quality assurance activities and provides recommended process improvements to management.
    10. Prepares report to communicate involvement and results of quality assurance activities.
    11. Comply with all Personnel, Safety, Food Safety, and company policies and procedures, including production standards.

    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.


    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. 


    • Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
    • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
    • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of manufacturing software, spreadsheet software, word processing software, and Powis Controls.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    • While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to handle, or feel; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics 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.

    • While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts and extreme cold. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

    EEO/AA Information

    Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


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