Cargill Food Safety & Quality Senior Technician in Paris, Illinois

Food Safety & Quality Senior 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.

Description

Position Purpose & Summary

The Food Safety Quality Regulatory (FSQR) Technician position is responsible for completion of analytical testing in support of the quality management and operational teams. Analytical testing may be performed for routine analysis of in-process and final product testing, Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) calibration development and maintenance, and support of trials and experiments. The FSQR Technician is responsible for checking and monitoring analytical instrumentation performance. The FSQR Technician is responsible for entering data into databases and communication of results verbally and/or in writing.

  • Skills gained in the FSQR Analyst I position include analytical, lab instrumentation, and ISO standards. With working within the large and diverse organization, development of team work and communication skills be gained.

  • Ability to adapt and excel in an environment where changes in priorities, needs, and business conditions occur.

  • Strong communication (verbal, listening and written), organizational, and prioritization skills.

  • Demonstrated initiative, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.

Principal Accountabilities

75% Analytical testing for routine analysis of in-process and final product testing, NIR calibration development and maintenance, and support of trials and experiments. Entry of data into databases and communication of results verbally or in writing as required. Communicating specification results to internal customers. Release of product meeting prescribed guidelines.

15% Performance of calibration checks, preventative maintenance tasks, and simple repair to analytical instrumentation.

10% Perform miscellaneous job duties as assigned such as; additional sampling and testing as requested, maintaining the food safety management system, solution preparation, sensory preparation, and cleaning of lab areas.

Relocation will not be provided for this position.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree in Chemistry, Food Science, or related field with minimum 1 year experience working within a laboratory or food manufacturing environment.

OR HS Diploma/GED with minimum 3 years’ experience working within a laboratory or food manufacturing environment.

  • Familiar Microsoft Office Suite experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or Food Science

  • Understanding of basic sciences and analytical techniques

Success factors:

  • Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbal and written.

  • Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of food safety, safety, quality, productivity, and cost.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Primary Location US-IL-Paris

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: PAR00451