Cargill QA Specialist - Materials Receiving in Philippines

QA Specialist - Materials Receiving

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.


  • Material Receiving, under immediate supervision and/or procedural control, conducts physical and chemical analysis of raw materials

  • Will share responsibility in the timely releasing of physico-chemical test results

  • Will ensure physical standards conformance of raw materials and that correctsampling procedures are implemented at all times

  • Will ensure that all incoming deliveries, primarily ingredients, packaging materials and returned feeds, undergo the needed acceptance tests before releasing the Receiving Tickets,

  • Will perform duties and responsibilities of an Analyst & is in charge of the day-to-day NIR operation including NIR scanning and preventive maintenance,

  • Ensures that all records in Receiving Improvement Sheets are kept accurate and properly maintained

  • Identifies and files samples for retention; disposes of samples in accordance with guidelines; and cleans equipment and work area so that grain quality may be determined & is also in charge insampling and inspection of raw materials at outside warehouses including special projects such as advanced sampling for structural yc buying ,

  • QA Specialist for RM Receiving can also perform duties and responsibilities of a QA Specialist for Operations.

  • Otherspecial projects as may be assigned from time to time Laboratory Supervisor or FSQRManager.


  • Applies correct and accurate sampling method

  • Implements proper sampling plan for all raw materials and recommends improvement in sampling techniques.

  • Conducts sample preparation for raw materials and finished products

  • Conducts sampling and inspection of raw materials at outside warehouses and cocoonson a regular basis

  • Follow procedures for advance sampling to ensure accuracy of results.

  • Assists in sampling of finished products for monitoring purposes and implements the retention sample program for deliveries and FP’s


  • Follows the right SOPs and BMPs on sample preparation andchemical analysis.

  • Performs grinding and microscopy testing on incoming deliveries when needed.

  • Ensures regular housekeeping and preventive maintenance of lab equipments.

  • Performs other functions such as SMS Drug Trax , minor chemical tests like afla, brix, FFA, moisture, and others where appropriate training has been given.


  • Follows NIR BMPs for accurate NIR results at all times. Complies with NIR Audit requirements.

  • Performs NIR scanning of all materials and products requiring NIR analyses including but not limited to incoming delivery samples, in-process materials, finished products, NIR027 validation samples, cross-validation, ABCProgram samples as well as samples from internal and external clients as needed.

  • Ensures that flagged samples are identified and sent to wet chemistry lab for the purpose of calibration development.

  • Performs NIR preventive maintenance regularly and that observed deviations are communicated andacted upon .

  • Ensures that spare lamp, air filter, disposable back covers and other NIRconsumables and tools are readily available when needed.

  • Ensures that the required environmental condition for NIR scanning is maintained and that the NIR unit is alwaysfree from accumulated dusts and dirt.


  • Ensures that all incoming deliveries are logged properly on LIMS, encoded in RISand manual logbook

  • Monitors deliveries (specifically imported RMs) for toxin testing and deliveries which are on hold status and with pending chemical test results.

  • Follows the correct procedures on approval, reconsideration and rejection of deliveries with proper coordination to concerned parties.

  • Ensures that stock transfer deliveries( RM& FP) from Pul or Bal are logged properly and that required data ,referencesandother related documents such as Certificate of Analysis for micro ingredient are available.



  • Always maintain safe work environmentand performs regular housekeeping of work area

  • Familiarize Critical Tasks on Sampling and Unloading, Sample Prep (on equipment used), NIR operation and minor lab chemicals preparation, etc.


Required Qualifications

  • BS in Chemistry or Chemical engineering or otherrelated courses

  • One year work experience

  • One year exposure in laboratory functions andinstrumentations

  • Knowledgeand skills lab equipments

  • Knowledgein analytical principles (chemical and physical)

  • Good communication skills both written and oral

  • Computer literate

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS in Chemistry, BS in Pharmacy, BS in ChemicalEngineering or equivalent in experience and education

  • Basic statistics

  • Work experience in a feedmill as raw materialchecker, NIR scanner and other laboratory analysis

  • Experience in minorlaboratory analysis

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in QualityAssurance in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience in application of quality systems(HACCP, ISO)

  • Knowledgeand skills in sampling techniques, RM & FP standards and labequipment operation

Job Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Primary Location Philippines

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: PHI00313