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Food Safety Quality Associate - Cedar Rapids, IA


Cargill




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.


Job Purpose and Impact



As Food Safety Quality Associate, you will ensure products meet or exceed customer requirements for quality and food safety. Assurance of product quality will require from you to monitor quality assurance systems including instrumentation calibration, maintenance, cross-checks, methods, procedures, raw materials, food safety, and training. Additionally, you will understand our plant processes and provide technical advice to support our production operations. We are measuring impact to customer happiness, minimization of process variation, process recoveries, waste reduction, and cost minimization. Key Accountabilities

Assure product meets compliance specifications and overall final product approval checks.


Data analysis, trend identification, troubleshooting, corrective action, and communication with regard to processing data.


Daily assessment of process quality parameters and food safety and quality systems including cross-checks, raw materials, calibration, maintenance, procedures, food safety, training, auditing & oversight of analytical testing performed in control rooms.


Training of new food safety and quality chemists, analysts, operators, technicians and personnel from other functional areas.


Handle basic issues and problems under direct supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.


Other duties as assigned Qualifications


Minimum Qualifications



Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience


Microsoft Office experience.


Able and willing to work a rotating shift.


Able and willing to work evening, weekends, holidays and be on call when needed.


Able and willing to work independently, possess positive working attitude with high initiative level and communicate effectively. Preferred Qualifications



Experience with laboratory instrumentation.


Ability to anticipate, recognize, and seek process and laboratory problems, implement improvements based on the findings.


Strong analytical skills to evaluate change factors and formulate independent decisions.


Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments.


Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals Position Information

Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.


The business will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.



Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

 

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