Cargill QA Technician in Westfield, United Kingdom

QA 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.


Job location: Bathgate, Scotland (EH48 3BP)

At Cargill, we strive to be the best choice in animal nutrition solutions. Cargill is a leading supplier of salmon feed, distributed under the EWOS brand. With a strong focus on research and innovation, we provide the scientifically validated feed products our customers need to support all stages of salmon production. Our continual drive to develop the most sustainable, most innovative products in the industry is matched by our long track record of helping salmon producers succeed.

The position holder will be responsible for providing support to the ongoing analysis of raw materials and feed on site. This will include daily collection of material, sampling of raw material and feed, processing QA documents and auditing. The Quality Assurance Technician will maintain the laboratory equipment, work to consolidate, analyse and present data.

  • Conduct raw material analysis on dry material and oils, collecting feed samples for both in house and external laboratory analysis

  • Analysing data from tests conducted, flagging any out of specification materials and notifying the Senior QA technician in the event of out of specification results

  • Using laboratory equipment to conduct the sampling, ensure all records of equipment calibration and maintenance are kept up to date and manage inventory of spares

  • Management of samples (including retained samples) for testing or sending to external testing laboratories

  • Run reports and extract data for use for more senior Quality team members

  • Checking production batch records to ensure feed meets legal and Cargill quality standards and perform any investigations where necessary.


  • HND in food science, food studies or food technology or similar experience. Further education with a science/food technology related qualification. A Degree in a Science based subject (including Food Technology, Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology ) is advantageous

  • Formal qualification in auditing is preferred but not essential

  • Proven experience working with a variety of laboratory techniques and instrumentation

  • I.T literate including advanced proficiency in Excel, (including but not limited to; pivot tables, graphs, data sorting)

  • Self-starter; highly motivated and able to work independently

  • Teamwork; ability to work in a cross-functional team

  • Fast learning and self-development: curiosity to learn

  • Willingness to take responsibility, accountability and initiative

  • Able to proactively identify and resolve problems

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent communication skills in fluent written and verbal English

  • Proven experience in prioritizing work and meeting deadlines.

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer a competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the world’s leading companies.

Job Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Primary Location United Kingdom-Scotland-Westfield

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WES00656