Technical Services Associate
Cargill - Wichita, KS

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Cargill is a unique place to grow your career, your experience and your abilities.

Every day, we grow our reputation as a leading international producer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. We take pride in our global reach, ability to contribute, and strong work ethics and values.

Founded in 1865, Cargill is a privately held company and employs 142,000 people in 65 countries with annual revenues in excess of $133.9 billion. Through innovation, creativity and teamwork, we are transforming entire markets and

people’s lives worldwide, and we can have the same impact on your career. Discover how we can be Better Together at www.cargill.com.

Description

Cargill's meat business, headquartered in Wichita, KS, is comprised of beef, pork, and turkey, value added meats; case ready, distribution and feeder operations. Cargill's meat businesses employ approximately 35,000 worldwide with processing facilities and sales offices in the US, Canada, Australia, China, Honduras, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

Your first assignment may be in Wyalusing, PA, Nebraska City, NE, Fresno, CA, Dayton, VA, Columbus, NE, or Butler, WI. Our plant facilities are where we process raw materials into our many different product offerings. Typically these facilities will have between 600 and 3,000 employees. The plant environment is very fast paced and challenging. While in training, you will learn the workflow processes associated with managing a department. This includes managing good manufacturing practices, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), food safety, quality, process control and regulatory compliance. As part of your training, you may be asked to work on a processing line in a supervisory capacity.

The primary focus of this position is to learn the basics of our business. However, the primary emphasis will be in the areas of Quality Assurance and Regulatory and Food Safety. As a Technical Services Associate, you will learn how to monitor the processing activities of the various departments within the plant facility. It is the responsibility of the technical services/quality assurance employees to ensure that the operations teams comply with proper food handling and product standards. You will be trained on how to implement and document quality, sanitation and food safety policies and programs. Additionally, you will also be trained on how to sample and test product for microbiological hazards.

A natural job progression for a high performer would be to progress into a supervisory role, or work in the plant’s laboratory. From these roles a candidate could advance to a HACCP coordinator, facility technical services manager, or entertain a career in operations.

Qualifications

Required

Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science, Microbiology, Food Science, or Agriculture Business

Demonstrated ability to multi task

Ability to meet deadlines

Ability to work more than 40 hours a week

Effective communication and people skills

General computer skills

Must be a self-starter with a hands-on approach

Ability to deal with conflict

Comfortable in a fast paced environment

Willingness to relocate

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

Preferred

GPA of 3.0 or higher

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.

Job

Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Primary Location

US-KS-Wichita

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Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers,...