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Food Safety Quality Technician - Wahpeton, ND 58075


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 Cargillís 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.


The Food Safety Quality Technician will complete routine analytical and laboratory testing in support of the food safety quality and operational teams. We are looking for a hardworking person who will perform routine analysis of product testing, being responsible for checking and monitoring instrumentation performance and conducting tests for which we are going to provide intermediate supervision. In this role, you will document results into databases and/or communication test results.


Conduct routine quantitative and qualitative inspections and laboratory tests on raw materials, in-process and final products independently, supporting more complex trials and experiments under intermediate supervision.

Ensure compliance programs for all individual testing, which includes monitoring adherence to regulations and other procedural food safety compliance.

Interpret and document results of tests into active databases and communicate results to internal customers as required.

Run calibration checks, preventive maintenance tasks, and simple repair to analytical instrumentation, maintaining customer specifications books up-to-date.

Help develop food/feed safety, quality and regulatory culture collaborating cross-functionally to build, maintain and improve an effective food safety, quality and regulatory culture.

Handle moderately complex clerical, administrative, technical or customer support issues under general supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.

Other duties as assigned

Relocation will not be provided for this position.


High school diploma, secondary education level or equivalent.

Two or more years of related work experience.

Experience with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and Outlook.

Able and willing to navigate walk, sit, or stand for extended periods.

Able and willing to navigate safely in an industrial environment (e.g., ladders, stairs, stationary and moving industrial equipment).

Able and willing to lift up to 50lbs.

Able and willing to work a rotating schedule, including weekends and holidays.


Associate degree in a science field.

Understanding of basic sciences and analytical techniques.

Experience reading and interpreting documents (safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals).

Experience writing routine reports and correspondence.


Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment.

Ability to manage multiple priorities.

Strong attention to detail.

Ability to work in a team environment.

Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbal and written.

Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of food safety, safety, quality, productivity, cost, and employee relations.


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