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FSQ Chemist II at Cargill

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Blair, Nebraska





Job Description:

Position Purpose

The Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory (FSQR) Chemist II 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 FSQR Chemist II 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 FSQR Chemist II position encompasses design of experiments, evaluation of new equipment, support of process initiatives, coordination of process initiatives, training of operations, FSQR Chemist I, and FSQ Technicians, process auditing, and knowledge/development of food safety, instrumentation or computer systems. The FSQR Chemist II will also deal with customer audits, initiatives, and follow-up. The FSQR Chemist II position maintains and coordinates the FSQR chemist and technician team work and training systems. The success of the FSQR Chemist II 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

40% Daily assessment of process quality parameters and FSQR systems including cross-checks, raw materials, calibration, maintenance, procedures, food safety, training, auditing and oversight of analytical testing performed in control rooms.


30% Process improvement support, specialized testing, training, auditing of systems, data analysis, trend identification, troubleshooting, corrective action, and communication with regard to processing data, final product, and wastewater.


10% Training of new FSQR chemists, analysts, operators, technicians and personnel from other functional areas.


10% Final product approval. Assurance of compliance to customer specifications.


10% Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned (i.e. process improvement projects, development and modification of FSQR procedures and documents, recruiting and interviewing of new employees and assisting other locations with process startups and projects.)


Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in sciences field and 1+ years’ FSQR/Quality experience OR High School Diploma and 5+ years of FSQR/Quality experience
• Able and willing to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays when necessary.

Preferred Qualifications
• Able and willing to travel as needed.
• Cargill FSQR experience.
• Experience of FSQR systems
• Experience in computer software (Microsoft Office or similar)


Success Factors
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
• Ability to work in a team environment.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment.
• Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of food safety, safety, quality, productivity, and cost.
• Ability to work independently and learn things on their own.
• Ability to anticipate, recognize, and solve process and laboratory problems, implement improvements based on the findings.
• Ability to handle multiple priorities with large projects extending over a period of time.