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Food Safety and Quality Chemist

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Job ID 169932 Date posted 01/11/2022 Location : Eddyville, Iowa

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

As Food Safety and Quality Chemist, you will ensure products meet or exceed customer requirements for quality and food safety. Assurance of product quality will require from you to monitor quality assurance systems including instrumentation calibration, maintenance, cross-checks, methods, procedures, raw materials, food safety, and training. Additionally, you will understand our plant processes and provide technical advice to support our production operations. We are measuring impact to customer happiness, minimization of process variation, process recoveries, waste reduction, and cost minimization.

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.
  • Daily assessment of process quality parameters and food safety and quality systems including cross-checks, raw materials, calibration, maintenance, procedures, food safety, training, auditing & 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

Position Information

Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Qualifications

Minimum Required

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience

Preferred

  • Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment
  • Experience with email, spreadsheet and word processing applications
  • Strong analytical skills to evaluate change factors and formulate independent decisions
  • Ability to anticipate, recognize, and seek process and laboratory problems, implement improvements based on the findings
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbal and written 

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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