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Food Safety Analyst – Denison, IA





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Food Safety Analyst

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The position summary states the general nature and purpose of the job. Overall accountabilities are defined in this section.


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 of experience in Food Safety.


EEO/AA Information:

Smithfield 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, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:


20% HACCP Programs and Food Safety

  • 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.

20% USDA Regulatory Requirements

  • 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.

20% Sanitation Checks

  • 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.

20% Food Safety Deficiencies

  • 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.

20% Leadership and Expertise

  • Provides technical leadership and scientific expertise regarding food safety and sanitation to plant personnel.

Other Duties

  • In plants with a Corporate Food Safety Manager, this position assumes the management role when the Corporate Food Safety Manager is at other plants.


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.

  • Bachelor's of Science degree and two plus years related experience 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.
  • SAP experience a plus.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and technical skills.

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 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision includes close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.

Work Environment:

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.

  • Office and plant setting. 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.


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