Cargill Laboratory Technician I - 1st (Sun-Thurs, 10am-6:30pm) - Full-time - Mt. Crawford, VA in Mount Crawford, Virginia

Laboratory Technician I - 1st (Sun-Thurs, 10am-6:30pm) - Full-time - Mt. Crawford, VA

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.


Cargill Meat Solutions

Cargill Meat Solutions is the umbrella organization of Cargill’s North American beef, turkey, and food distribution businesses. Our businesses based in Wichita, Kansas, provide wholesome, high quality, nutritious and flavorful products to customers ranging from foodservice operators and grocery stores, to food manufacturers and export markets. These businesses employ more than 32,000 people in the US and Canada, who work at dozens of processing and support facilities.

Cargill Turkey and Cooked Meats

Cargill Turkey and Cooked Meats is a business committed to serving a broad range of retail, foodservice, deli, club store and branded food customers. We are focused on the success of our own national brands as well as the brands of our customers. We utilize state-of-the-art turkey, beef, and chicken processing capabilities to deliver high-quality meat products to our partners. Advanced technologies and imaginative people create innovative solutions and distinctive value for our customers.

Position Purpose

This is an entry level position in the Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Laboratory in Mount Crawford, VA. This role will provide technical support to Cargill Protein locations by conducting microbiological (including pathogens) and/or chemical testing on product as needed and directed by the Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Management Team. This position ensures compliance to Cargill quality standards, as well as USDA regulatory standards.

Principal Accountabilities

50% Perform microbiological and/or chemical/physical analyses on ingredients, raw materials, finished products, equipment and the production environment.

25% Perform internal quality assurance analyses to ensure accurate generation of data

15% Provide accurate documentation for all lab operations

10% Perform other duties assigned by Laboratory Supervisor or other management


Required Qualifications

  • Associates Degree or B.S. Degree in Microbiology, Chemistry, Food or Animal Science or closely related field with Microbiology and Chemistry emphasis.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong problem solving, decision-making, time management, interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Proficient at multi-tasking. Detail-oriented, highly motivated, with ability to interact well with others.

  • Proficient in performing mathematical calculations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a Laboratory setting

  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications

  • Experience with a LIMS system

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-VA-Mount Crawford

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: MOU00508