Cargill Regional Instrumentation Specialist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Regional Instrumentation Specialist

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 Summary & Purpose

The Instrumentation Specialist is part of the Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate North America (CCCNA) Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory (FSQR) Support team and will provide regional support for all instrumentation and analytical activities.The role provides analytical and instrument support for operations, product development, customer service and sales.The Instrumentation Specialist is responsible for conducting wet chemistry in the analytical lab.This role is responsible for driving continuous improvement in the CCCNA chemical and physical testing program.This includes providing method alignment across CCCNA working with Cargill’s Center of Expertise and owning the analytical proficiency testing, calibration, verification and validation programs.The Instrumentation Specialist is aware of quality and regulatory compliance standards for chocolate and compound products.The Instrumenation Specialist may also perform audits of analytical laboratories and provide training to FSQ technicians.

Primary Accountabilities

40% - Conduct wet chemistry analytical testing using methods including HPLC, GC, AA, NMR and other chemical and physical testing in support of operations, product development, and our customers.

30% - Lead laboratory safety programs as well as analytical method and procedure alignment with CCCNA FSQR. Provide data analysis, trend identification, troubleshooting and corrective action communication and training to drive continuous improvement in CCNA laboratory safety and analytical testing methods.

20% - Lead CCCNA FSQR equipment maintenance, calibration, verification and validation programs within the North American region. Owns CCNA proficiency testing program for analytical testing methods used within FSQR and Operations.

10% - Support Global CCC analytical method alignment activities. Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum 3-year analytical laboratory and instrumentation experience

  • Flexible, able to provide periodic support on nights, holidays and weekends as required.

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

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds

  • Able to navigate safely in an industrial and lab 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

  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written

  • Ability to travel up to 15%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

  • Food Safety, Quality or Production experience in a food manufacturing environment

  • Experience using HPLC, GC, AA, NMR and NIR technologies

  • Experience using SAP

  • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs)

  • Basic knowledge of HACCP, FSSC 22000 and ISO 17025

  • Knowledge of safe practices when handling and disposing of chemicals

  • Project management experience

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Primary Location US-WI-Milwaukee

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: MIL01009