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Smithfield Foods QA Technician in SIOUX CITY, Iowa

QA TechnicianID2021-17147Job LocationsUS-IA-Sioux CityCategoryQA/Food SafetyTypeFull-TimeFLSA StatusHourlyShift2nd ShiftJob Locations US-IA-Sioux City Your Opportunity Supports needs of Quality Assurance department while interfacing with production and receiving/shipping departments to ensure that products are safe, wholesome and meet quality standards.This is a 2nd shift position that will primarily work M-F with weekends as needed.We offer excellent wages, benefits, retirement plan, and ongoing educational opportunities including tuition reimbursement. We also offer a $1000 retention bonus. Core Responsibilities Collect and file production paperwork for QA department auditing purposesSample finished products to assure compliance with customer specificationsSample inbound raw materials in a statistically significant manner.Conduct metal detector verification checks on production linesCalibration of thermometersRecord temperatures of outbound loadsGather composite samples when necessaryPrepare samples for shipments to customersManage sample submission to outside labsCross train w/ lab personnel to perform lab testing duties when requiredPerforms self quality audits within the plantSupports IMS/Scan4Ship labeling/hold/lot/BOL standards and processesOther projects as needed by area supervisor and/or manager.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. Qualifications 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 functionsHigh School diploma or GED preferred.1+ years of quality and/or lab experience in the food industry is preferred. Work Environment and Physical Demands The work environment characteristics and 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.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.Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.Exposure to wet conditionsThe employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, grasp with both hands, or feel; substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers; reaching and pulling with hands and arms.Prolonged standing or sitting - Occasional walking is required for short distances.Ability to consistently move/drag/lift up to 60 lbs frozen raw materials on a regular basis.Ability to consistently move/drag 100-150 plastic totes.Frequent stretching out of arms and use of upper body.Occasional turning and twisting at the waist. Careers and Benefits To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, About Smithfield Foods Headquartered inSmithfield, 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