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Cargill Plant Microbiologist - Citric Acid 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

The Plant Microbiologist – Citric Acid will provide general knowledge in the areas of citric acid fermentation, microbiology and related plant processes to lead change and improve production processes. In this role, you will strengthen the performance of food manufacturing as you provide contributions of technical knowledge and support for projects and problems related to fermentation and spore production processes.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assist in the development of processes and practices to promote knowledge and standards sharing across the company and with suppliers such as contract manufacturing organizations, standard operating procedures and benchmarking.

  • Design training materials and train employees in areas of responsibility to sustain and improve plant performance within a specific group or department.

  • Develop, deploy and sustain microbial seed stocks for production fermentation.

  • Develop the design and execution of laboratory trials, identify trends and troubleshoot activities to provide knowledge and add value to the organization and to suppliers products, processes and equipment.

  • Perform continuous assessment of routine to difficult and varied analytical measurement systems used to drive production decision to ensure accuracy of systems, equipment and parameters.



Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Knowledge of fermentation concepts, theories and techniques

  • Minimum of two years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior work experience or knowledge related to industrial microbiology, industrial fermentation or high sterility fermentation

Position Information

An extensive benefit package will be offered! Including: Paid time off; paid holidays; medical, vision and dental coverage; flexible spending accounts; life insurance; disability insurance; retirement savings; employee and family assistance program (EAP). Learn more at: www.cargill.com/myhealth

Position Location: Eddyville, Iowa. Domestic Relocation assistance will be provided.

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.

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