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Cargill Food Safety Quality Regulatory Chemist in Fort Dodge, 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 Food Safety Quality Regulatory Chemist will ensure that products meet or exceed customer requirements for quality and food safety and develop an in depth understanding of specific systems. In this role, you will ensure customer satisfaction, minimization or process variation, process recovery realization, waste reduction, cost minimization and ability to act as a specialist backup.

Key Accountabilities

  • Approve final production and assurance of compliance to customer specifications.

  • Maintain and coordinate the chemist technician partnership and training systems.

  • Provide process improvement support, specialized testing, training, audit systems, analyze data, identify trends, troubleshoot, corrective action and communication regarding processing data, final product and instrumentation

  • Assess quality parameters and systems including cross checks, raw materials, calibration, maintenance, procedures, food safety, training, auditing and oversight of analytical testing in relevant departments.

  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Other duties as assigned



Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Minimum of two years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven ability to anticipate, recognize, solve process and laboratory problems.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects from different stakeholders.

  • Cargill food safety quality and regulatory experience

  • Experience performing troubleshooting and maintenance on laboratory equipment

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet