Quality Management Technician (Start Date of May 2013)
Cargill - Wichita, KS

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Description

Position Objective:
The Quality Management Technician will assist the Quality Manager in carrying out all laboratory tests to determine flour consistency and maintain test equipment calibration, assess food safety/sanitation conformance, and assist in wheat management. This position will also provide support and back-up to the Quality Manager and team. This is a developmental position, intended to lead to career growth opportunities in Horizon Milling’s Quality program.

Principal Accountabilities:
20% - Calibrates and maintains accuracy of all testing equipment in the laboratory, elevator and mill. Conducts instrument troubleshooting and repair. Interfaces regularly with the Horizon Milling Instrumentation Lab.

20% - Runs specialized tests to determine product consistency and performance: Farinograph, primary oven and ash analysis and Falling Number.

20% - Assists Quality Manager in conducting monthly Food Safety/Sanitation Audits and communicates findings, recommends corrective action, and works with mill team on implementation.

20% - Analyzes data generated for trends and communicates findings. Jointly works with mill team to find solutions. Makes ship/no ship decisions. Generates COA's as needed.

10% - Assists the Assistant Quality Manager with mill implementation of wheat/flour mixes, blends, and other product characteristics as provided by the Formula Planning Team.

10% - Provides backup for Assistant Quality Manager during their absence.

Environment:
Cargill QA labs are located in an industrial/processing plant environment. Our plants focus on employee engagement and innovation.

This job involves physical activity which generally requires a moderate amount of exertion on a fairly regular basis – involving bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, working on irregular surfaces, occasional lifting of objects weighing over 50 pounds and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds. The work may also involve other exertions, conditions or exposures (i.e.- heat, cold, grain dust, etc.).

Job Locations:
Various U.S. locations

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
Associate/Bachelor’s degree in a science discipline or a high school diploma with 3+ years of laboratory experience

Degree completed by June 2013

Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer

Must be willing to relocate

Attention to detail and ability to keep details organized

Ability to work with a diverse group of people

Effective communication skills

Ability to lead and influence change

Proficient in computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.

Ability to work overtime, holidays, weekends and shifts

Desired Qualifications:
Overall 3.0 GPA preferred

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.

Job

Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Primary Location

US-KS-Wichita

Other Locations

United States

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