SMITHFIELD Quality Assurance Technologist in SIOUX CITY, Iowa

Quality Assurance TechnologistID2018-8041Job LocationsUS-IA-Sioux CityCategoryFood Safety/Quality AssuranceTypeFull-TimeFLSA StatusNon-ExemptShift1st ShiftOverviewThe position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.This position is responsible for ensuring the overall quality in their assigned areas through the management of regulatory, company, and customer policies, programs and work instructions. This role is expected to conduct accurate grading and documentation of product quality against published product specifications. This position is responsible for monitoring plant programs and GMPs. Assists in managing quality programs and exercising technical expertise, including training, assessing performance and making improvements.EEO/AA InformationResponsibilitiesResponsibilities and tasks are written as follows:Quality VerificationConduct all quality inspections in the area of assigned responsibility.Maintain quality objectives, prevent complaints and claims and keep quality to specifications through accurate inspections, non-compliance procedures, appropriate reporting, corrective actions and accuracy of paperwork along with sample submissions.Routine verifications and inspections include process, metal type checks.Trained to perform responsibilities as the facility's Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI), responsible to the plant's food safety program, and required training, documentation, and implementation of preventive controls as appropriate.Responsible for catching out of specification product by stopping the production process or removing product for rework as required.Works with other departments to implement procedure changes, based on predetermined specifications, involving raw materials and finished goods to remedy the cause of any non-compliance as quickly as possible.Ability to interpret customer and sales specifications and apply subjective quality decisions to product (ie: product appearance, color, texture, etc). Quality ImprovementUtilize technical knowledge to prevent and identify the root cause of process or product failures.Continuous improvement of product quality through attention to process expected.Activities will include Quality Assurance program management, training line and other Quality Assurance employees in quality functions, daily product shows, assessing specs and updating Operations, monitoring giveaway and yields for opportunities.Maintains, reviews, and makes changes to all facility documents, (including but not limited to SOPs, records, registrations, etc.) as needed. Ensures that employees are engaged and trained in SOP's and changes.Assist in third party, customer, and regulatory audits.Other ResponsibilitiesCreates, supports and implements strategies to establish and improve safety compliance.Oversees and manages safety management systems.Maintains environmental monitoring requirements and programs including allergen testing, pathogen sample collection, water and air testing.AbsenceIn the absence of key personnel the employee's supervisor or qualified designee (one that has been trained in the key employee's duties) is responsible to complete or delegate the completion of all required tasks and responsibilities.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.QualificationsTo 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.Associates Degree in Food Science or related field; or equivalent combination of education and