Cargill Food Safety & Quality Technician in Blair, Nebraska

Food Safety & Quality Technician

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.

Description

Position Purpose:

The Food Safety and Quality (FSQ) Technician position is responsible for timely completion of analytical testing in support of the quality management and operational teams. Analytical testing may be performed for routine analysis of in-process and final product testing, Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) calibration development and maintenance, and support of trials and experiments. The FSQ Technician is responsible for checking and monitoring analytical instrumentation performance. The FSQ Technician is responsible for entering data into databases and communication of results verbally and/or in writing.

Principal Accountabilities:

75% Analytical testing for routine analysis of in-process and final product testing, NIR calibration development and maintenance, and support of trials and experiments. Entry of data into databases and communication of results verbally or in writing as required. Communicating specification results to internal customers. Release of product meeting prescribed guidelines.

15% Performance of calibration checks, preventative maintenance tasks, and simple repair to analytical instrumentation.

10% Perform miscellaneous job duties as assigned such as; additional sampling and testing as requested, maintaining the food safety management system, solution preparation, sensory preparation, and cleaning of lab areas.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

  • Minimum 1 year experience working in a laboratory or food manufacturing setting.

  • 1 or more years of experience adapting and learning in a changing work environment managing multiple priorities with strong attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability Microsoft Office Suite experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbal and written.

  • Proven ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of food safety, safety, quality, productivity, cost and employee relations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree in Chemistry or Food Science

  • Understanding of basic sciences and analytical techniques.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Primary Location US-NE-Blair

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Rotating

Req ID: BLA01215