Cargill Food Safety Chemist in Fort Dodge, Iowa
Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.
Job Purpose and Impact
The Food Safety Chemist , will ensure products meet or exceed customer requirements for quality and food safety. In this role, you will apply basic understanding of plant processes to monitor quality assurance systems including instrumentation calibration, maintenance, crosschecks, methods, procedures, raw materials, food safety and training. You will provide technical advice and support to production operations to ensure product quality, minimize process variation, process recoveries, waste reduction and cost minimization and improve customer satisfaction.
Assure product meets compliance specifications and overall final product approval checks.
Data analysis, trend identification, troubleshooting, corrective action and communication with regard to processing data.
Assess process quality parameters and food safety and quality systems daily, including cross checks, raw materials, calibration, maintenance, procedures, food safety, training, auditing and oversight of analytical testing performed in control rooms.
Training of new food safety and quality chemists, analysts, operators, technicians and personnel from other functional areas.
Handle basic issues and problems under direct supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Strong attention to detail
Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment.
Ability to anticipate, recognize, and seek process and laboratory problems, implement improvements based on the findings
Strong analytical skills to evaluate change factors and formulate independent decisions
Experience with email, spreadsheet and word processing applications
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet
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