Cargill Food Safety Quality (FSQ) Technician in Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Food Safety Quality (FSQ) 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.


Position Purpose & Summary

The Production Quality Technician position is responsible for completion of analytical and microbiological testing in support of the Food Safety Quality and operational teams. Testing may be performed for routine analysis of in-process and final product testing, basic instrumentation troubleshooting and maintenance, and support of trials and experiments. The FSQR Technician is responsible for checking and monitoring instrumentation performance and routine calibration checks. The FSQR Technician is responsible for entering data into databases and communication of results verbally and/or in writing.

Principal Accountabilities

75% Conducts routine quantitative ad qualitative inspections on raw material, in-process and final products; instrumentation analysis and maintenance; Support of trials and experiments under the supervision of more senior team members. Entry of data into databases and communication of results verbally or in writing as required. Communicating specification results to internal customers, product standardization decisions and 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, inventory management for lab supplies, and cleaning of lab areas.

This position is posted internally as well as externally

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.


Required Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in Science related field or a High School Diploma/GED with minimum 1 year of relivant work experience

  • Flexible, able to work nights, holidays, and weekends as required

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

  • Must be able to walk, sit, or stand for extended periods

  • Able to navigate safely in an industrial environment (e.g., ladders, stairs, stationary and moving industrial equipment)

  • Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Microsoft Office Suite experience.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbal and written.

  • 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 Science field

  • Understanding of basic sciences and analytical techniques

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Primary Location US-PA-Hazleton

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: HAZ00847