/ Refinery Food Safety and Quality Specialist - Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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animals with the food they need to thrive.
Job Purpose and Impact
The Ethanol / Refinery Food Safety and Quality Specialist will support team
members with food safety and quality issues, provides a higher level of
specialized knowledge of specific segments of our FSQR systems or plant
processes to drive change and improve processes. We seek a multifaceted
professional to collaborate with customers, regulators, suppliers, and other
key internal and external partners to resolve issues. In this role, you will
step in during incident management practices, assist facilities in the
maintenance and execution of the Quality and Food Safety Management System,
document management, complaint management and trending, and all compliance
requirements. Key Accountabilities
In-depth management of specific segments of quality management systems (i.e.
food safety, instrumentation, computers, specific product lines or other
quality systems, etc.), providing support for operations or other functional
areas where needed. Process monitoring, system improvement support,
specialized testing, training, plant trials, auditing of systems and
performance. May involve other Cargill Starches, Sweeteners & Texturizers
and Cargill facilities. Contribute to closing of identified gaps at
facilities to bring locations into compliance. Help track monthly business
metrics and develop a process to improve understanding of the health of the
food safety and quality systems at each facility. Define our customer
complaint tracking and trending program, ensuring proper complaint follow-up,
ensuring high priority complaints are dealt with urgently Assist facilities
with corrective actions related to product quality. Lead the investigation
and follow-up of customer complaints. Collaborate with plant managers and
other facility leaders within a region to build and foster an effective food
safety, quality and regulatory culture. Drive focus on corrective a
preventative action implementation. Independently handle complex issues with
minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to
appropriate staff. Other duties as assigned Qualifications
Bachelorís degree in science, chemistry, microbiology, quality assurance or
other applicable field or equivalent experience.
Project management skills
Ability to make decisions under pressure
Leadership, motivational, and interpersonal effectiveness skills
Ability to translate and communicate analytical data and technical knowledge
to technical and non-technical, internal, and external stakeholders.
Experience handling a large workload with multiple priorities.
Experience with food manufacturing environments.
Minimum of four years of related work experience
Able to travel when needed and work nights, weekends when necessary.
Master's degree in science, chemistry, microbiology, quality assurance,
business, or another applicable field
Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
Laboratory knowledge, including Good Laboratory Practice and instrumentation
Minimum of eight or more years of working experience with four or more years
in a technical related field.
Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of food/refinery
safety, quality, productivity, and cost.
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet