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Smithfield Foods QA Technician Support in ORANGE CITY, Iowa

QA Technician SupportID2020-15328Job LocationsUS-IA-Orange CityCategoryQA/Food SafetyTypeFull-TimeFLSA StatusHourlyShift1st ShiftJob LocationsUS-IA-Orange CityYour OpportunitySupports needs of Quality Assurance department while interfacing with production and receiving/shipping departments to ensure that products are safe, wholesome and meet quality standards. Core ResponsibilitiesCollect 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.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 functionsHigh School diploma or GED preferred.1+ years of quality and/or lab experience in the food industry is preferred.Work Environment and Physical DemandsThe 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 BenefitsTo learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit .EEO/AA InformationSmithfield, is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status or status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.Software Powered by iCIMSSmithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religio