Cargill FSQ Associate in Fort Dodge, Iowa

FSQ Associate

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.


Position Purpose & Summary

The primary responsibility of the Food Safety Quality and Regulatory (FSQR) Chemist is to ensure products meet or exceed customer requirements for quality and food safety. Assurance of product quality requires the chemist to monitor quality assurance systems including instrumentation calibration, maintenance, cross-checks, methods, procedures, raw materials, food safety, and training. Additionally, our FSQR Chemists are expected to understand our plant processes and provide technical advice to support our production operations. Data analysis, trend recognition and effective communication are required competencies. The success of the FSQR Chemist position is measured in impact to customer satisfaction, minimization of process variation, process recoveries, waste reduction, and cost minimization.

Principal Accountabilities

50%Daily assessment and in depth management of process quality parameters and quality management systems; including Cross-checks, raw materials, calibration, maintenance, procedures, food safety, training, auditing, and oversight of analytical testing in control rooms.

20%Process improvement support, specialized testing, training, auditing of systems and performance.

10%Final Product Approval. Assurance of compliance to customer specifications.

10%Training of new quality management chemists, analysts, operators, technicians and personnel from other functional areas.

10%Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. (i.e. recruiting and interviewing new employees, and assisting other locations with process start ups, and process support initiative, managing QM work systems, and acts as backup for QM Specialists, safety BBS leadership).


Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in science field OR 4 year degree in science field with minimum 1 year General Chemistry labs, 1 year Organic Chemistry labs and at

least 2 upper level courses relating to Chemistry, Food Science, Microbiology or Biochemistry.

  • Able to work nights, holidays, and weekends as business needs require

  • Demonstrated abilities of leadership, communication, motivation, interpersonal effectiveness, teamwork and successful completion of work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven ability to anticipate, recognize, and solve process and laboratory problems, implement improvements based on the findings.

  • Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of food safety, safety, quality, productivity, and cost.

  • 1 year Cargill Quality Management experience

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Primary Location US-IA-Fort Dodge

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Rotating

Req ID: FOR03021