Smithfield Foods

Quality Assurance Associate - BioScience

Job Locations
QA/Food Safety
FLSA Status
Corporate - Day Shift

Your Opportunity

Are you an ambitious, compliance-focused Food Safety/Quality Assurance professional that excels in highspeed work environments; evaluating processes, and identifying opportunities to mitigate deficiencies? Then join Smithfield Foods, a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer! For more information, visit, and connect with us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram.


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 Quality Assurance Associate position is one of enforcing current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and of ensuring the quality and integrity of the Company’s products and quality systems.

Core Responsibilities

  • Enhances cGMP compliance and assists in preparation and maintenance of standard operating procedures.
  • Assists in internal, supplier, customer, and regulatory audits.
  • Safeguards, maintains and monitors the Company’s records pertaining to quality assurance.
  • Safeguards and monitors the Company’s laboratory notebooks and production records.
  • Inspects the Company’s products, packaging and labels for dispatch.
  • Prepares and circulates validation protocols and reports.
  • Assists in the development of new laboratory methods and laboratory investigations.
  • Communicate closely with the Company’s QA Manager, laboratory and production managers on compliance matters.

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 from a regionally accredited college in Science or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
  • Bachelor's Degree, preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of quality management systems, quality assurance principles, SPC, and statistics, preferred.
  • Experience in good record keeping practices.
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Knowledge of cGMP.
  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • 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.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield, is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status or status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

Careers and Benefits

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