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Cargill Food Safety Quality and Regulatory Associate in Eddyville, Iowa

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

As Food Safety and Quality Associate, you will ensure products meet or exceed customer requirements for quality and food safety. Assurance of product quality will require from you to monitor quality assurance systems including instrumentation calibration, maintenance, cross-checks, methods, procedures, raw materials, food safety, and training. Additionally, you will understand our plant processes and provide technical advice to support our production operations. We are measuring impact to customer happiness, minimization of process variation, process recoveries, waste reduction, and cost minimization.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assure product meets compliance specifications and overall final product approval checks.

  • Data analysis, trend identification, troubleshooting, corrective action, and communication with regard to processing data.

  • Daily assessment of process quality parameters and food safety and quality systems including cross-checks, raw materials, calibration, maintenance, procedures, food safety, training, auditing & oversight of analytical testing performed in control rooms.

  • Training of new food safety and quality chemists, analysts, operators, technicians and personnel from other functional areas.

  • Use safe laboratory practices to protect self and others, checking proper functioning of stations, routinely attending safety meetings, and performing preventive maintenance and calibration of complex standard equipment and instruments.

  • Organize and maintain accurate and pertinent data (e.g., spreadsheets, graphs, and reports).

  • Organize and participate ring tests with the goal to check and control methods and equipment.

  • Handle basic issues and problems under direct supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Minimum Required

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience

Preferred

  • Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment

  • Experience with email, spreadsheet and word processing applications

  • Strong analytical skills to evaluate change factors and formulate independent decisions

  • Ability to anticipate, recognize, and seek process and laboratory problems, implement improvements based on the findings

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbal and written

  • Microsoft Office Suite experience

  • Able to work independently, possess positive working attitude with high initiative level, and communicate effectively

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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