Food Safety and Quality Professional (Instrumentation-PQDB PLSC)
From frosting on birthday cakes to the fuel in your car, Cargill Starches & Sweeteners North America is a part of your life in more ways than you would imagine. Leading national brands choose Cargill Starches & Sweeteners North America to develop, manufacture, and deliver ingredients that differentiate their food and beverage products in the marketplace. ?In addition, Cargill Starches & Sweeteners North America unlocks the goodness of the common corn kernel to create ingredients that are used in cattle feed, plastics, food packaging and medicines. Cargill Starches & Sweeteners North America also markets its own national brands, such as Truvia?, a zero-calorie sweetener and Sweet Bran?, a value-added cattle feed. Cargill Starches & Sweeteners North America employs more than 2,500 people and operates facilities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.Position PurposeThe Food Safety and Quality Professional (Instrumentation/PQDB Product Line Support Chemists (PLSC)) are responsible for ensuring products meet or exceed customer requirements for quality and food safety, as well as, developing an in depth understanding of specific processes or Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory (FSQR) systems. ?The PLSC will often provide focused expertise in one or more areas which include food safety, process management/support, data management, quality systems, analytical expertise, instrumentation, and final product management. ?The PLSC position encompasses design of experiments, evaluation of new equipment, setup & maintenance of PQDB system, setup & maintenance of automated reports, coordination of process incentives, training of operations, process auditing, and development of food safety, calibration or computer systems. ?The PLCS will also deal with customer audits, initiatives, and follow-up. ?The PLSC position maintains and coordinates the FSQR chemist team work and training systems. ?The success of the PLSC position is measured in local impact to customer satisfaction, minimization of process variation, process recovery realization, waste reduction, cost minimization, and ability to act as a FSQR specialist backup.Principal Accountabilities?30% Daily assessment and in depth management of process quality parameters and FSQR systems; including Cross-checks, raw materials, calibration, maintenance, procedures, food safety, training, auditing, and oversight of analytical testing in control rooms.30% PQDB maintenance to include COA management, customer specification limits, report management, customer sample requests, and process screen management15% Process improvement support, specialized testing, training, auditing of systems and performance.10% Training of new FSQR chemists, analysts, operators, technicians and personnel from other functional areas.10% Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. ?(i.e. recruiting and interviewing new employees, and assisting other locations with process startups, and process support initiative, managing FSQR work systems, and acts as backup for FSQR Specialists, Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) leadership).5% Final Product Approval. ?Assurance of compliance to customer specifications and any other duties as assigned.If selected for an interview, you will be required to submit signed copies of your last two performance reviews. ?(A completed e-PMP is considered a signed copy.)?Skills:
RequiredBachelor?s degree in science field.?Minimum 1 year Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory experience.Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills.Ability to work in a team environment.Ability to manage multiple priorities.Strong attention to detail.Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment.Microsoft Office Suite experience.Ability to work independently.Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of food safety, safety, quality, productivity, and cost.Ability to work flexible work hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays as business needs require.Ability to travel as needed.Preferred?Bachelor?s Degree in Chemistry, Food Science, Microbiology or Biochemistry.1 year Cargill FSQR experience.Ability to work independently and learn?things on their own.Proven ability to anticipate, recognize, and solve process and laboratory problems, implement improvements based on the findings.Knowledge of FSQR systems and computer software.Ability to handle multiple priorities with large projects extending over a period of time.