Cargill FSQ Technician in Fort Dodge, Iowa

FSQ 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 155,000 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

The Food Safety and Quality (FSQ) 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 FSQ Technician is responsible for checking and monitoring analytical instrumentation performance. The FSQ Technician is responsible for entering data into databases and communication of results verbally and/or in writing.

Principal Responsibilities

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, solution preparation, sensory preparation, and cleaning of lab areas.

Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.

Qualifications

Required

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Minimum 1 year experience working in a laboratory or food manufacturing.

  • Working experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Able to work holidays and weekends. This position is a shift position and requires the individual to work every other weekend.

Abilities / Success Factors

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

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • 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, cost and employee relations.

Preferred

  • Associate‚Äôs Degree in Chemistry or Food Science

  • Understanding of basic sciences and analytical techniques.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Primary Location US-IA-Fort Dodge

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: FOR03708