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Food Safety Analyst - The Smithfield Packing Co. - IA-Denison



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Food Safety Analyst

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Food Safety


Regular Full-Time

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2nd Shift

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This position assists the Food Safety Manager to ensure the food safety system at the plant is properly written, documented and implemented - thus ensuring USDA regulatory compliance and the production of safe and wholesome meat products.


The Food Safety Analyst position is for Food Safety employees with the appropriate educational requirements as well as two plus years experience in Food Safety.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.


  1. Assists in development, implementation and compliance with HACCP programs that support the safe handling of food by recording and analyzing critical control point records that track product through the plant ensuring the safety of food products at all times.  Properly review and scrutinize all aspects of the food safety system and meat production processes.
  2. Ensure the USDA regulatory requirements for Food Safety are met.  This is key because the USDA's interpretation of the "rules" is constantly changing.  Revise and update food safety programs and procedures including the annual reassessment of all programs.
  3. Conducts pre-operation sanitation checks to ensure all pre-operation sanitation has been done correctly.  Determines need for re-sampling of equipment and directs sanitation and plant personnel to perform the re-sampling.
  4. Communicates findings regarding food safety deficiencies to Plant Food Safety Manager and provides feedback, recommendations and instruction and training to plant employees regarding food safety deficiencies and corrective actions as needed.
  5. Provides technical leadership and scientific expertise regarding food safety and sanitation to plant personnel.
  6. As needed   In plants with a Corporate Food Safety Manager, this position assumes the management role when the Corporate Food Safety Manager is at other plants.


  • Bachelor of Science degree from a four-year college or university and 0-2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to use exposure monitoring equipment, interpret and communicate results.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite software, e.g. Excel, Word and PowerPoint; UNIX applications (SAP).
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and technical skills
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Physical Demands:

  • Must perform bending, squatting, sitting and reaching from floor level to six feet in height for filing and sorting.
  • Must be able to sit for the duration of two hours for computer work.
  • Must be able to stand and walk for the duration of two hours for observation studies.
  • Must be able to climb stairs and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.



Work Environment:

  • Must be able to perform studies on the production floor, work in temperatures ranging from -10 to 90 degrees F and in constant noise, exposure to fumes, dust, mechanical, electrical and safety hazards.
  • Must be able to work in cramped spaces and in poor lighting and ventilation.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud if in the manufacturing/production environments.

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