Cargill Laboratory/Quality Control Supervisor - Newcastle in Newcastle, Australia

Laboratory/Quality Control Supervisor - Newcastle

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.


About us

Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive – a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With over 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We operate in 70 countries and have 150,000 employees who are committed to working every day to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Learn more at

Your Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Laboratory/Quality Control Supervisor to join our Cargill team based in Newcastle on a permanent basis. Reporting to the Facility Manager, you will be responsible for enabling effective quality control capabilities, developing talent and applying your analytical skills leading to the generation of accurate, timely and reliable results for the crush plant’s (seed, meal and oil) and refinery plant’s (oils) physical and chemical analysis laboratory.

You will also be responsible for:

  • Overseeing laboratory performance and providing our customers and other areas of the Cargill team with timely required technical documentation;

  • Ensuring that sampling and quality targets are achieved

  • Mentoring, coaching and developing the laboratory technician team and maintaining all equipment calibrations and certifications.

  • Ensuring lab practices are aligned with other global labs.


All about you

As theLaboratory/Quality Control Supervisor, you will be a natural hands on leader and will be comfortable liaising with various stakeholders and thrive working in a fast pace environment. Previous experience in a food manufacturing environment is desirable.

Additionally, to ensure your success in this role, you will possess:

  • Bachelor degree, preferably in agricultural science, chemistry, engineering, food science or related discipline

  • Experience in a senior laboratory / quality control role would be advantageous

  • Strong leader with excellent coordination, communication and time management skills

  • Experience in identifying trends and problem solving with results

  • Experience in partnering with a wider internal and external customer base

  • Experience in the calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory instruments, (GC experience desirable)

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and understand who to engage with to assist with problem solving

If you have the skills and experience, and a genuine desire to join a stable, supportive and inclusive team, submit your application via the “APPLY” button now.

Cargill is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applications are treated with complete confidentiality.

Job Operations

Primary Location Australia-NS-Newcastle

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: NEW01384