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Quality Control Chemist

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Job ID 292192 Date posted 06/14/2024 Location : Chicago, Illinois Category  RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Job Status  Salaried Full Time

Cargill’s size and scale allows us to make a positive impact in the world. Our purpose is to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.
Cargill is a family company providing food, ingredients, agricultural solutions and industrial products that are vital for living. We connect farmers with markets so they can prosper. We connect customers with ingredients so they can make meals people love. And we connect families with daily essentials — from eggs to edible oils, salt to skincare, feed to alternative fuel. Our 160,000 colleagues, operating in 70 countries, make essential products that touch billions of lives each day. Join us and reach your higher purpose at Cargill. 
This position is in Cargill’s food and bioindustrial business, where manufacturers, retailers, and foodservice companies rely on us to consistently deliver the products and services they need, and use our technical expertise and market knowledge to develop innovative products. 


Job Purpose and Impact

The Quality Control Chemist, will ensure products meet or exceed customer requirements for quality and food safety. In this role, you will apply basic understanding of plant processes to monitor quality assurance systems including instrumentation calibration, maintenance, crosschecks, methods, procedures, raw materials, food safety and training. You will provide technical advice and support to production operations to ensure product quality, minimize process variation, process recoveries, waste reduction and cost minimization and improve customer satisfaction.

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.
  • Assess process quality parameters and food safety and quality systems daily, including cross checks, raw materials, calibration, maintenance, procedures, food safety, training, auditing and 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.
  • Able and willing to work 12-hour day shift with every other weekend off.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of (product safety/ industrial) industry practices and standards.
  • Scientific and mathematical knowledge.
  • SAP, HPLC, GPC, Viscometer, Microsoft Office Applications experience.

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Position Information

Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
This is an on-site job in Chicago, IL.
You will be eligible for an extensive benefit package including: Paid time off; paid holidays; medical, vision and dental coverage; flexible spending accounts; life insurance; disability insurance; retirement savings; employee and family assistance program (EAP). Learn more at: www.cargill.com/myhealth
A Sign-on bonus will be offered!


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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