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Food Safety Quality Chemist

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Job ID BLA01652 Date posted 02/21/2021 Location : Blair, Nebraska

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 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
The Food Safety Quality Chemist will ensure that products meet or exceed customer requirements for quality and food safety, as well as, develop an in-depth understanding of specific systems. The success of the Chemist II position is measured in local impact to customer happiness, minimization or process variation, process recovery realization, waste reduction, cost minimization, and ability to act as a specialist backup.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Handle customer audits, initiatives and follow-ups.
  • Approve final production and assurance of compliance to customer specifications.
  • Maintain and coordinate the chemist technician partnership and training systems.
  • Provide process improvement support, specialized testing, training, audit systems, analyze data, identify trends, troubleshoot, corrective action, and communication regarding processing data, final product and wastewater.
  • Assess quality parameters and systems including cross-checks, raw materials, calibration, maintenance, procedures, food safety, training, auditing and oversight of analytical testing performed in control rooms.
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field OR four or more years of equivalent experience. 
  • Two years of related work experience. 
  • Microsoft Office experience. 
  • Able and willing to be on call when needed. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Microbiology experience. 
  • Food safety quality and regulatory experience. 

SUCCESS FACTORS 

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities with large projects.
  • Proven ability to anticipate, recognize, solve process and laboratory problems.
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