Smithfield Foods

Quality Control Lab Technician - BioScience

Job Locations
QA/Food Safety
FLSA Status
1st Shift
IndSPR- Food Safety Quality Assurance

Job Locations


Your Opportunity

Are you an ambitious, compliance-focused professional that excels in highspeed work environments; evaluating processes, and identifying opportunities to mitigate deficiencies? Then join one of the country’s top 25 consumer packaged goods companies, Smithfield Foods!


As a member of the Quality Control team, the position is one of determining product quality and integrity in compliance with current Good Manufacturing and Laboratory Practices (cGMP).

Core Responsibilities

  • Enhances cGMP compliance and assists in preparation of standard operating procedures.
  • Collects samples for analysis.
  • Performs detailed laboratory analyses complying with standard operating procedures.
  • Enhances safety and good laboratory practices and safeguards the Company’s proprietary information.
  • Accurately records all results of laboratory procedures performed in company laboratory notebooks.
  • Assists in preparation of new and amended operating procedures.
  • Receives raw materials and supplies and completes receiving reports, if necessary.
  • Helps maintain the laboratory, equipment, glassware, and storage room in clean ready to use conditions.

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.


  • Associate Degree in Science or related field from a regionally accredited university, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred.
  • Quality and/or lab experience is preferred.
  • Able to read and follow written & verbal instructions.
  • Ability to accurately record and interpret data testing results.
  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Demonstrates effective time management.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively within team and with members of other departments.
  • Understand science-based principles, formulas and specifications.
  • Mathematical skill (calculate ratios, fractions, percentages, conversions, decimals, etc.).
  • Troubleshooting: Ability to identify problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • 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.

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.

Careers and Benefits

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About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 40,000 U.S. and 15,000 European employees are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly.®" and have made us one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including many industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to cut our carbon impact by 25 percent by 2025. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich® and Nathan's Famous®, among many others. For more information, visit, and connect with us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.

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, 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.


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