Cargill FSQR Associate / Lab Technician - Night Shift - in Sioux City, Iowa

FSQR Associate / Lab Technician - Night Shift -

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.


Position purpose

This position is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and presenting information critical to Quality and Operation teams decision-making. This position will collaborate with other functions and provide support to solve customer and operational issues. Coordinates, communicates and documents activities to ensure consistent, high-quality response to internal/external customer requirements, quality/food safety initiatives, operational compliance issues and overall health of the quality and documentation systems. Responsible for executing quality & food safety procedures and inspections to ensure compliance with company, customer and government requirements.

Principal accountabilities:

40% - Conducts routine quantitative and qualitative inspections on raw materials, in-process materials, finished products, processes, & utilizing complex equipment as outlined in the quality assurance plan for the purpose of ensuring food safety, quality & regulatory compliance.

30% - Provides operational support, project support, investigative and troubleshooting assistance. Will be asked to perform moderately complex calculations or execute moderately complex analytical comparisons or experiments.

20% - Assist with product disposition and inventory management activities – including: reviewing expired inventory, development of rework planning and approval process, reconciliation product inventories. Prepares reports and customer facing documents

5% - Assist in creation and maintenance of Cargill documents for Quality and Food Safety Programs. Maintain document control sytems for purposes of food safety, regulatory and general compliance as well as audit support. Assist in audits,recall/mock recall drills.

5% - Other duties as assigned



  • 4 year degree OR 3 years in Food manufacturing environment or Laboratory setting

  • Able to lift 50 pounds, walk, sit, or stand for extended periods.

  • Able to navigate safely in an industrial environment (e.g., ladders, stairs, stationary and moving industrial equipment)

  • Able to work 8 or 12 hr shifts and on weekends, work nights weekends and overtime.

Abilities / Success Factors

  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision


  • Working experience with standard laboratory procedures & equipment (acids, bases & solvents, etc)

  • 2 years’ experience in food, beverage, or pharmaceutical manufacturing

  • Working experience food safety with specific emphasis on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Processes (GMPs), labeling, food additives, sanitation, and food microbiology

  • Demonstrated plant manufacturing quality experience

  • Proven ability to adhere to Cargill’s values and ethics

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Primary Location US-IA-Sioux City

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Night Job

Req ID: SIO00353