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Smithfield QA Technician in Sioux City, Iowa

Job 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 purposes

  • Sample finished products to assure compliance with customer specifications

  • Sample inbound raw materials in a statistically significant manner.

  • Conduct metal detector verification checks on production lines

  • Calibration of thermometers

  • Record temperatures of outbound loads

  • Gather composite samples when necessary

  • Prepare samples for shipments to customers

  • Manage sample submission to outside labs

  • Cross train w/ lab personnel to perform lab testing duties when required

  • Performs self quality audits within the plant

  • Supports IMS/Scan4Ship labeling/hold/lot/BOL standards and processes

  • Other 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.


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

  • High School diploma or GED preferred.

  • 1+ years of quality and/or lab experience in the food industry is preferred.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

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.

  • 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 conditions

  • The 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

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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 Facebook ( , Twitter ( , LinkedIn ( 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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ID 2021-17147

Job LocationsUS-IA-Sioux City

Category QA/Food Safety

Type Full-Time

FLSA Status Hourly

Shift 2nd Shift

Adv. IndSPR- Food Safety Quality Assurance