Safety Quality and Regulatory Associate 2022 - Fresno, CA
Want to build a stronger, more
sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of
160,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154
years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with
ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.
Early Careers at Cargill:
From day one, you will be an important part of the team. You will have the
opportunity to build specific skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will. We
pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse career trajectories in the
industry. As an associate, you will collaborate and build 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! FSQR Associate Position:
The purpose of this position is to develop and train individuals that have
recently graduated from college to prepare them to take on roles of increased
complexity across the Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory (FSQR) job family
at various locations across Cargill. As part of the FSQR Associate Program,
Associates will go through an extensive on the job training program that
enables them to become familiar with the workflow of the business operations,
and to develop knowledge of processing production, including good
manufacturing practices (GMP), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points
(HACCP), food safety, quality, process control and regulatory compliance.
Individuals will be assigned key projects and will be responsible for overseeing
and managing several food safety and quality programs at the plant.
As an FSQR Associate, you will gain an understanding of processing production
with primary emphasis on monitoring the processing activities of the various
departments within the facility. Associates will be trained in a number of
areas to learn skills and gain knowledge necessary to succeed in a Food
Safety, Quality, and Regulatory leadership role. By starting your career as
an FSQR Associate, you will be exposed to all facets of business operations
through an in-depth general orientation. This is designed to teach the
various aspects of the business prior to placement in a role that aligns the
candidate with business needs. Principal Accountabilities:
Daily assessment of process quality parameters and food safety and quality
systems, including raw materials, calibration, maintenance, procedures, food
safety, training, auditing, and oversight of analytical testing performed in
operations control rooms. Data analysis, trend identification,
troubleshooting, corrective action and communication with regard to
processing data, final product and wastewater. Identify and resolve product
quality problems and work with team members from various departments to
ensure quality, food safety, and microbiological requirements are met.
Complete specific FSQR projects designated by the FSQR leadership team. Write
FSQR/Micro procedures as needed. Complete facility and Processing Area FSQR
Assessments, Sanitation Assessments, Support and coordinate corrective action
teams, as needed. Participate in a committee and engagement activities.
Provide back-up assistance for FSQR Professionals and Supervisor, Food Safety
Specialist, or Microbiology Supervisor. Complete pre-shipment review and
product clearances as needed. Effectively communicate FSQR and Micro results,
including timely reporting of all quality assurance activities. Maintain all
manufacturing, safety, FSQR, Pre-requisite Programs (PRPs), and HACCP
policies in production of products. Organize and maintain accurate and
pertinent information to assure that processes and products are food safe.
Coordinate and monitor FSQR audits/reviews of operational systems to include
the following: FSQR/Microbiology Technician, as needed, duties to include
operation/calibration of equipment, aseptic technique when sampling and
completing microbiological testing, information management (SPC, Computer
Data Entry into spreadsheets/databases). Candidates will cross train in both
FSQR and Micro functions. Must know technician duties well enough to assist
in training needs and plant training programs for new FSQR /Micro employees
to assure that employees performing tasks are capable and the requirements
are being met. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned (i.e.
Process improvement projects, development and modification of QA procedures
and documents, recruiting and interviewing of new employees and assisting
other locations with process start-ups and projects. Environment:
Our labs are located in an industrial/processing plant environment. The plant
environment is team-based, fast-paced, and hands-on. This position requires a
moderate amount of physical exertion on a fairly regular basis. The work may
also involve other exertions, conditions or exposures (i.e. heat, cold,
working in a wet environment). Our culture focuses on Safety, Employee
Engagement, Inclusion, & Innovation. FSQR Associate Options:
Further Processed Meat, Eggs and Ground Beef
Starches, Sweeteners & Edible Oils/processing
Bio-industrial and fermentation processing Associate Program Benefits:
Associates are eligible for comprehensive health care plans and incentives.
Associates are offered retirement plans and registration assistance.
As employees, associates receive access to volunteer and community outreach
opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities.
Tuition reimbursement benefits are offered to associates who wish to continue
their education in their career field.
Relocation benefits are available to those who qualify (based on mileage).
We promote a culture that celebrates diversity. This is a
reflection of the clients we serve and generates a diverse group of
employees. Our Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity,
make our culture more inclusive and utilize our employees' outstanding
talents and perspectives to benefit our organization and employees. Our U.S.
Business Resource Groups include:
Asian Alliance Network
Cargill Young Professionals Network
Cargill Ability Network (iCAN)
Cargill Ebony Council
Group Responsible for Orienting and Welcoming (GROW)
Cargill Pride Network
Veterans & Military Support Network
Cargill Women’s Network Job Locations:
Various plant locations across the U.S. - must be open to relocation
Job Locations include: Springdale, AK | Fresno, CA | Newnan, GA |
Hammond, IN | Mason City, IA | Eddyville, IA | Cedar Rapids, IA | Lake
Odessa, MI | Big Lake, MN | Albert Lea, MN | Monticello, MN | Marshall, MO |
California, MO | Nebraska City, NE | Columbus, NE | Schuyler, NE | Blair, NE
| Dayton, OH | Hazleton, PA | Fort Worth, TX | Waco, TX | Friona, TX |
Dayton, VA | Milwaukee, WI Required Qualifications:
Currently pursuing or have recently graduated with a Bachelor’s or Master’s
degree in a technical science program (i.e. Animal Science, Meat Science,
Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biology or related
technical science degree with the exception of the social sciences), and
graduating between December 2021 – Summer 2022
Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays
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
Ability to work optimally with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds
Willing and able to relocate
Ability to contribute, both as part of a team and individually
Strong communication skills – written and oral Preferred Qualifications:
Overall 3.0 GPA preferred out of a 4.0 scale Bilingual (Spanish/English)
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.