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Job ID 179741 Date posted 01/14/2022 Location : Columbus, 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 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.


Job Type: Full-Time

Shift available: 1st

Compensation: $22.60/hr

Benefits information

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • 401(k) with Cargill matching contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Discounts

Principal Accountabilities

  • Food Safety and Quality Systems Management – Verification and/or maintenance of HACCP, SSOP, and prerequisite programs, raw materials, manufacturing processes, plant environment, and finished product. 
  • Collaborate with Operations on the initiation of corrective action and preventative measures when necessary.
  •  Ensures adherence to Corporate, Regulatory and facility food safety and quality requirements. 
  • Customer food safety and quality requirements. 
  • Participation and preparation for plant tours and audits. 
  • Lead foreign material investigations. 
  •  Effectively place product or materials on hold via Cargill’s electronic inventory system. Ability to operate and trouble shoot all lab equiplment.  Abililty to enter work requests via SAP.  
  •  Ability to place lab supply orders.  
  • Ability to schedule and organize product samples, environmental sponges and sanitation effectiveness swabs per the company policy. 
  • 30%    Stakeholder Development and Supervision – In the absence of the supervisor oversees the hourly FSQR stakeholders and ensures that the department is properly scheduled, staffed and trained to handle the daily needs. Effectively train, Coach and develop the hourly FSQR Stakeholders to build a talent within the department. Ensuring that all stakeholders are working safely. 
  • 10%    Other projects – Assisting the plant in various projects relating to Safety, Food fety, Regulatory, Environment, Process Improvement, Engagement, training, etc.

Required Qualifications

  • College degree or 2  years of relevant work experience
  • 6 months FSQR experience 
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, PPT, Excel, document composition/editing
  • Effectively Train and coach stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Microbiology, Food Science, Biology or other related field
  • 5 + Years of related experience
  • Experience in a food manufacturing environment
  • General knowledge of HACCP
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage conflict
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a cold, damp environment.
  • Ability to work 48 hours a week or more
  • Ability to work weekends

Considered candidates will receive a phone call from a (952) area code. Please note that this position does not include relocation reimbursement. 

US Covid-19 Vaccination Update: Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time. Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status. Regardless of vaccination status you will be required to wear masks and follow Cargill’s safety protocols


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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