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QA Assist – 3rd Shift – Full Time – Albert Lea, MN

Albert Lea, Minnesota

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Cargill operates some of the most technologically advanced production plants in the world. We need dependable, efficient, safety-minded individuals to join our team. General Operators are vital to our daily operations. Examples of roles include preparing meat to be cooked, palletizing boxed product, administration work, using scanners and computers to track product, and verifying quality and accuracy. Please note, specific roles will vary greatly by plant and location. Safety is always our number one priority, and no matter your experience level, we'll train you for success. Your work in our plants can help you grow both personally and professionally. Discover how your work can nourish the world and help you thrive.

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  • Safety
  • Productive
  • Hardworking
  • Multi-tasker
  • Motivated
  • Responsible
  • Team player
  • Proactive
  • Focused
  • Efficient

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What I like about Cargill's safety procedures is that they're really easy to follow and they've become a really big part of our culture here.”

Rachel G., QA Food Safety Support

I've worked at several different plants, and I feel Cargill listens and cares for everyone's safety. I feel like safety is there main focus with employees. They've provided me with ESL classes to take, and great discounts with gym memberships which gives me energy helps me focus day in and day out. I just love it here!”

Elisabeth C.

Cargill has change my life a lot! I feel like people really care about their employees. They have been very supportive with my life changes and have even given me an opportunity to move up. I'm now a safety lead at my table.”

Catherine V.

Here at Cargill, people treat me good, and I treat them good. Since I've been working here, I've been able to grow spiritually, and mentally. I've been able to gain confidence in wanting to move up in my position. Since I've been working here at Cargill, I've gotten married, and thankful that I can support me and my beautiful wife.”

Marvin S.

QA Assist – 3rd Shift – Full Time – Albert Lea, MN

Job ID ALB01773 Date posted 11/05/2020

 

This is a full-time position is located in Albert Lea. Please note may receive calls from 952 area code if you are considered for the position.
Note this position does not provide any type of relocation assistance. 

 


Cargill Protein

 


Cargill Protein is the umbrella organization of Cargill’s North American beef, turkey, and food distribution businesses. Our businesses based in Wichita, Kansas, provide wholesome, high quality, nutritious and flavorful products to customers ranging from foodservice operators and grocery stores, to food manufacturers and export markets. These businesses employ more than 28,000 people in the US and Canada, who work at dozens of processing and support facilities.

 

FSQR Technicians work in both cold and hot environments, walking, standing for long periods during their shift. Manages and records quality information making decisions regarding safety and quality of the product manufactured. Will interact and communicate with employees of all levels of the organization as well as vendors. The company’s success is dependent on a watchful, conscientious, objective person. Prevention of error through monitoring of processes enables plant to produce high quality goods in excess of 1 million pounds per week


This position provides support to the facility through monitoring and reporting of daily production line activities as directed by the Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Supervisor/ Professional. The successful candidate will work in the production area of the plant, performing tasks to ensure products produced meet established food safety and quality parameters. Position assures compliance to quality and regulatory aspects of production through various forms of auditing in comparison to Cargill and Customer expectations. Position acts as consumer and advocate in supporting quality and wholesome food production. In addition, they are to follow Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).


 

Principal Accountabilities 

75% Conduct monthly sanitation audits, verify master sanitation schedule and intensified cleaning by sanitation, perform pre-op inspection. Completing pre-op and investigational swabbing as necessary. Entering data from and reporting of pre-op results.

10% - Performing tasks in production such as: Condensation checks in areas of operation, Complete remaining production checks including net weights and quality checks for products as needed. Perform AQL audits on raw material as necessary.

5% Complete lab work including calibrating thermometers, and performing chemical checks as necessary on incoming raw materials. 

5% Complete daily, weekly, and monthly lab housekeeping. 

5% Other duties as assigned

QA Assistants work in both cold and hot environments, walking, standing for long periods during their shift. Manages and records quality information making decisions regarding safety and quality of the product manufactured. Will interact and communicate with employees of all levels of the organization as well as vendors. The company’s success is dependent on a watchful, conscientious, objective person. Prevention of error through monitoring of processes enables the plant to produce high quality goods of 1 million pounds per week.

 


Required Qualifications

• Previous food manufacturing experience
• High School Diploma or GED equivalent
• Must have good math skills/knowledge
• Computer literacy including Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Excel and Word
• Ability to work weekends is required, irregular hours 11:00 pm – 7:30 am (8-9 hours/day), and overtime as needed. Travel is limited. 

Preferred Qualifications

• Previous Quality Assurance, Sanitation, or Food Lab setting experience
• 2 years or more of food manufacturing experience
• 4 year degree in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, or related field
• Basic bilingual skills (Spanish/English

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