As part of our FS/QA team, you would conduct routine sanitation checks, ensuring that HACCP, USDA regulations and Smithfield Quality policies and programs are strictly enforced. Providing technical expertise, develop corrective actions, and coaching plant employees when needed. You will be responsible for ensuring that we are able to deliver safe quality Smithfield products, or any of our product brands to customers and consumers.
Responsibilities include providing direct supervision of shift QA staff and inspection duties encompassing all SPC and QA Technician responsibilities and knowledge. Oversees daily training and project objectives, as instructed by the QA Manager, including all product, QMS and SPC inspections. Provides solid leadership within the Plant QA department to achieve the company, plant, and department goals, through various management, evaluation and improvement strategies, aimed at improving overall quality and profitability. Masters and applies all QA policies and procedures in daily interactions with plant production and quality employees. Supervises quality programs and demostrates technical expertise, including training, assessing performance and making program and process improvements. Assumes QA Manager duties, when needed.
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.
Provides leadership and guidance to employees in the Quality Assurance Department.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.
The work environment characteristics & 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.
Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 43,000 U.S. team members and 16,000 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 our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. 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 www.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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.