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Smithfield QA/Lab Tech- Blending in North Las Vegas, Nevada

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US-NV-North Las Vegas

Your Opportunity

Under the direction of QA Lead, the responsibility of this position is to analyze food samples and help to ensure the timely release of ingredients and product for Blending or Shipping.

Other responsibilities will lend support to the overall QA effort to ensure food-safe, top quality product reaches our customers.

Core Responsibilities

  • Conducts laboratory tests on product samples, not limited to pH, salt, granulation, viscosity, and color. Accurately documents activities and results in QA systems and records.

  • Conducts basic microbiological analysis of ingredient and product samples.

  • Conducts inspections of production equipment, upon request.

  • Accurately documents test results.

  • Performs calibration checks on production scales as defined in the equipment operation and calibration procedures.

  • Reviews product testing data for completeness and compliance to specifications and releases product for shipment.

  • Practices and promotes the food safety and quality systems (GMP, FIFO and SOP’s, HACCP) to hold high company standards.

  • Conducts Pre-Operational, Start up and Production inspections and audits to verify compliance to GMP's and Quality specifications.

  • Collects environmental samples and performs ATP sanitation checks as needed.

  • Effectively communicates with all functional departments including production, warehouse, maintenance, etc.

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.

  • Minimum of one year experience in food manufacturing quality or related industry.

  • College degree in relevant field (Preferred).

  • Work effectively in a fast paced, time-sensitive environment.

  • Able to read and follow written & verbal instructions.

  • Ability to accurately record and interpret data testing results.

  • Communicate effectively with members of other departments and management.

  • Understand formulas and specifications.

  • Mathematical skill (ratios, fractions, percentages, decimals).

  • Troubleshooting: Ability to identify problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50lbs.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics 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.

Careers and Benefits

To learn more about Smithfield’s benefits, visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits

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, visitwww.smithfieldfoods.com, and connect with us onFacebook (https://www.facebook.com/SmithfieldFoods/) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/SmithfieldFoods?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) , LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/smithfield-foods) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/smithfieldfoods/?hl=en) .

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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Job LocationsUS-NV-North Las Vegas

CategoryQA/Food Safety


FLSA StatusHourly

Shift1st Shift