Cargill Chemist - Chicago, IL in Chicago, Illinois

Chemist - Chicago, IL

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.


Manage the daily workload including product testing, maintenance of quality records, and assisting in experiments for new and established products.

Principal Accountabilities

60% Perform chemical experiments, tests, and analyses. Monitor product quality to ensure compliance to ISO 9001 standards and specifications.

10% Provide technical expertise in support of R&D, Complaints, and New Product Introductions.

10% Maintain organization and cleanliness of the laboratory (cleaning/sterilizing/troubleshooting instruments and equipment, and keeping orderly work stations).

5% Collect and interpret experimental data, compile technical reports, graphs, and charts as needed.

5% Develop and conduct programs of sampling and analysis to maintain quality standards of raw materials, chemical intermediates, and products.

5% Actively participate in investigation of quality issues .

5% Train operators and support management of quality test certification of hourly workforce.



  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or other science.

  • Ability to set up and conduct chemical experiments/tests such as chromatography, spectroscopy, and titrations.

  • Keep detailed records of laboratory data in notebooks and related software.

  • Effective communication between laboratory, production and sales.

  • Ability to effectively manage time.

  • General computer skills.

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds of weight.

  • Must be flexible - willing to work over-time as needed.


  • Previous laboratory experience in a plant based site.

  • SAP

  • ISO 9001

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Primary Location US-IL-Chicago

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: CHI00553