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Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Associate

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Job ID 274394 Date posted 08/15/2023 Location : High River, Canada Category  FOOD SAFETY QUALITY & REGULATORY Job Status  Salaried Full Time

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 Cargill’s protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.


Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Associate

All candidates must complete Cargill’s online application prior to interviewing. Below you will find a link that will direct you to complete the application for this position. To be considered for employment with Cargill, you must apply online and complete the entire application process, along with an e-signature. Please complete your application as soon as possible.

Please note, applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis with the possibility of filling the role before the application deadline. Please submit your application as soon as possible, so it may be reviewed to be considered for the position.

Your Role

Connect to meaningful work. Feed the world. Achieve your higher purpose.

What if your ideas could nourish the world? As an associate, we transfer your knowledge and skills into profound experiences that positively impact our global community. From food to transportation, your innovative solutions, collaboration and dedication will evolve industries to take on tomorrow's greatest challenges. And that's just the beginning. Because when your skills meet our unrivaled network and breadth of opportunity, your career is without bounds. Join our community to realize the impact of your work, help people around the world and connect with something greater.

Your Work

  • Complete training per training program. Write weekly report of takeaways and submit to manager using the FSQR Associate training guide.
  • 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 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 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 supervise 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. As well as any other duties that are assigned.

Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Assocaite

The purpose of this position is to develop and train recent graduates from university to prepare them to tackle a higher level role within the Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory (FSQR) department. In the FSQR Management program, Associates will go through an extensive training program that enables the individual to become familiar with plant operations, and to develop knowledge of meat processing production, including good manufacturing practices, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), food safety, quality, process control and regulatory compliance. Throughout the training (and after training is complete), the individual will be assigned key projects and will be responsible for supervising and handling several food safety and quality programs at the plant.

As an Associate, you will gain an understanding of protein processing production with primary emphasis on monitoring the processing activities of the various departments within the facility. You will be trained in a number of areas to learn skills and gain knowledge necessary to succeed in leadership role. As a FSQR Management Associate, you will be exposed to all facets of business operations through an in-depth general orientation. The training is crafted to cover varying aspects of the business prior to placement in a role that aligns the candidate with business needs.

Our Benefits

No matter who you are or where you are, we’ve designed our plans and programs to meet your needs. We want to help you take care of what’s needed for today and offer protection to help with tomorrow’s what-ifs.  You’ll have access to a wide variety of flexible and inclusive programs to meet your health, financial, and work/life needs to support you and help you thrive. Eligible programs and incentives include:

  • Paid holidays and floating holidays
  • Paid time off
  • Supplementary health, dental, disability and life benefits package. Short term and long-term incentives
  • Competitive retirement plans and registration assistance. 
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing program
  • Digital Learning Library
  • Access to volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities
  • Tuition reimbursement benefits are offered to those who wish to continue their education in their career field.
  • Relocation benefits for those that qualify

Our Vibrant Community

At Cargill, you will be a part of our vibrant global community with a culture that celebrates diversity. This is a reflection of the clients we serve and generates an intellectually diverse set of employees. Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive and enhance our employees’ outstanding talents and perspectives to benefit our organization and employees.

Job Locations

  • High River, AB
  • Plant Setting

Required Qualifications

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a technical science program (i.e. Animal Science, Food Science, Microbiology, Biology or related technical science degree) and graduating between December 2023 and August 2024
  • Willingness to work 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts
  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Willing and able to relocate

Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.

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