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Process Control Technician - Saint Charles, IL 60174


Smithfield Foods


-Your Opportunity:

Are you an ambitious, compliance-focused Food Safety/Quality Assurance professional that excels in highspeed work environments; evaluating processes, and identifying opportunities to mitigate deficiencies? Then join Smithfield Foods, a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer! For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.


As part of our FS/QA team, you would conduct routine sanitation checks, ensuring that HAACP and USDA regulations are strictly enforced. Providing technical expertise to track product from start to finish, and develop corrective actions when needed. You will be responsible for ensuring that we are able to safely deliver the best Smithfield, Eckrich, Nathanís Famous, or any of our product brands to customers and consumers.


This position monitors operation procedures to ensure Q.A. standards are met at a minimum cost.

Core Responsibilities:

Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:

  • Monitors and communicates processing procedures in manufacturing and packaging.
  • Records review of daily manufacturing and packaging operational documentation.
  • Monitors raw material handling procedures (inspection, rotation and fat analysis).
  • Monitors product testing and performance.
  • Ensures compliance with all established safety procedures.

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.

  • Bachelorís degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Food Science, or related field, and 2+ years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Bachelorís degree with prior QA experience in the food industry, preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel.
  • Ability to work in an organized, efficient manner with a high level of accuracy, attention to detail and follow-through.
  • High level of mathematical and analytical reasoning skills.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage several activities / projects at once, to organize / prioritize work, to meet deadlines and to prepare plans and budgets.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as a project leader and in a team based environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This role 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.

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to stand, walk; use hands and/or fingers to grasp, handle, feel, reach and pull; and talk or hear. Occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

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.

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, 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.

Careers and Benefits:

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