Smithfield Foods

  • Job ID
    FLSA Status
    1st Shift
  • Overview

    The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.


    Monitors operation procedures to ensure Q.A. standards are met at a minimum cost.


    Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

    • Monitors and communicates processing procedures in manufacturing and packaging.
    • Records review of daily manufacturing and packaging operational documentation.
    • Monitors raw material handling procedures (inspection, rotation and fat analysis).
    • Monitors product testing and performance.
    • Ensures compliance with all established safety procedures.

    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.

    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Food Science, or related field, and 2+ years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Bachelor’s degree with prior QA experience in the food industry, preferred. 
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel.
    • Ability to work in an organized, efficient manner with a high level of accuracy, attention to detail and follow-through.
    • High level of mathematical and analytical reasoning skills.
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • Demonstrated ability to manage several activities / projects at once, to organize / prioritize work, to meet deadlines and to prepare plans and budgets.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to work independently as a project leader and in a team based environment.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    This role has no supervisory responsibilities.

    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.

    • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
    • Frequently required to stand, walk; use hands and/or fingers to grasp, handle, feel, reach and pull; and talk or hear. Occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, 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.

    • 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.

    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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