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Cargill Environmental Health and Safety Generalist Associate 2022 in Monticello, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 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.

Early Careers

From day one, you will be a part of the team. You will have the opportunity to build specific skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will enable you to transition to various roles within the company. We pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse career trajectories in the industry. As an associate, you will collaborate and form relationships with colleagues and clients who represent diverse work, culture and resolution styles. We look for people who want to grow, support, think and produce. You've got big plans! We can help you pursue them.

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Associate Position

This position will provide subject matter knowledge that aligns with environmental, health and safety regulations. We seek a professional who will help develop, implement, and maintain processes and programs that align with federal, state, and local regulations and requirements. In this role, you will lead in a low complexity facility or support a higher-complexity facility. You will supervise and take ownership for up to three highly hazardous processes; low-to-high serious injuries and fatalities, potential serious environmental events or sites with low-to-high maturity.

Your purview will be for basic issues, for which your supervisor will support you. For more sophisticated matters you will call out matters to those above you, such as your supervisor or other tenured staff.

Key Accountabilities

  • Build effective emergency response plan, train workforce and coordinate test plans on a defined frequency and validate emergency action plan

  • Support determination of suitable training content and delivery mode, in line with global and regional requirements, conduct gap assessment to identify training needs, adjusting curriculum to reflect site-specific needs

  • Participate in incident investigations based on incident classification in partnership with specialists internally and externally or regulatory authorities to identify the root cause and help prevent recurrence

  • Prepare and support execution of audits for the company, governmental inspections, and customer visits

  • Identify data and reports needed to supervise performance and compliance against goals

  • Understand risks applicable to contractor and external service providers, implement, over see, and evaluate approved processes to control risks with contractors

  • Build and execute controls and programs and ensure they work as planned

  • Implement and own processes for hazard identification and risk management

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Relocation benefits are offered to those that qualify (decision is based on distance from job location to home or school)

  • Comprehensive health care plans and wellness incentives

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays (specific days vary based on location)

  • Retirement plans and eligibility for company match (of certain percentages) immediately following start date

  • Tuition reimbursement benefits for those who wish to continue their education in their career field

  • Access to company volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities

Business Resource Groups (BRGs)

We promote a culture that celebrates diversity! This is a reflection of the clients we serve and generates intellectually a diverse group of employees. Our Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive, and demonstrate our employees’ outstanding talents and perspectives that in turn benefit our organization and all employees!

BRGs Available For All To Join

Asian Alliance Network, Cargill Young Professionals Network, Cargill Ability Network (iCAN), Cargill Ebony Council, Group Responsible for Orienting and Welcoming (GROW), Hispanic-Latino Council, Cargill Pride Network, Veterans & Military Support Network, Cargill Women’s Network

Business Areas

Salt and Protein

Job Locations

Our positions are in the plant, at different locations in the United States, often requiring our Associates to relocate.

Required Qualifications

  • Have earned a Bachelors degree or be pursing a Master’s degree from an accredited program in engineering, ergonomics/human factors, occupational safety, environmental sciences, fire safety, safety, or related degree graduating between December 2021 and Summer 2022

  • Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer

  • Willing and able to relocate

Preferred Qualifications

  • Past experiences of interpersonal work with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds and cultures

  • Knowledge of food safety standards

  • Knowledge of science and math

  • Communication skills, both written and oral

  • Basic discernment for business processes

  • Build and collaborate on processes, fully utilizing company resources

  • Contribute, as a team member and individual

Key Behaviors

  • Optimize work process, know the most effective and efficient processes to accomplish work, with a focus on continuous improvement

  • Lead and make sense of sophisticated, high-quantity, and sometimes contradictory, information to seek problems

  • Hold self and others accountable to meet commitments

  • Ensure accountability

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 protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability status.

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.