Facility Quality Assurance Manager
Cargill - Hutchinson, KS

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Our Cargill Salt business produces, packages and ships salt for a wide range of market segments; Agricultural, Food, Water conditioning, Industrial, Chemical and packaged ice control.

We operate more than 20 manufacturing, processing and warehousing locations that make salt from three major production methods: Mechanical evaporation at facilities in the U.S. in California, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, and Ohio; Solar evaporation and harvesting ponds in California, Oklahoma, Utah, Bonaire in the Dutch Antilles, and Los Olivitos, Venezuela; Rock salt mining from underground mines in Louisiana, New York and Ohio.

Cargill Salt services a variety of customers ranging from home improvement, hardware, grocery, and convenience store retailers, to food makers/processors, water conditioning dealers, and foodservice and general wholesale distribution. We make more than 1,000 different salt products and package sizes. In addition, we market national and regional brands, including Diamond Crystal® branded household consumer food and water softener salt products, Champions Choice® branded agricultural products for animal feeding, as well as Cargill® and Alberger® branded specialty salt products for food manufacturing customers.

Position Overview:
This individual will be responsible for oversight of all laboratory activities.

They will also lead, mentor and develop direct reports.

Additionally, they will be responsible for maintaining the laboratory, verifying and validating plant additive systems, plant testing programs, parts of the HACCP plan, and quality related projects as assigned.

They will also lead the Food Safety and Product Quality process at the location.

Additionally, they will be the primary contact for 3rd party, customer and regulatory audits.

Works cross-functionally to achieve facility/BU goals.

Participate in the management of change process as it applies to food safety and product quality aspects of those changes.

Principal Accountabilities:
20% - Develop employees, coach for high performance, and promote engagement

20% - Lead and manage location Food Safety and Quality programs (e.g. documentation, training, COA management, plant testing, audits, review and verify HACCP plan monitoring documents and prerequisite programs, 3rd party testing.)

20% - Technical support for location, customers, sales, customer service, and providing technical support after business hours

15% - Technical support, training, and lab management related to all testing done in the plant

15% - Work on customer product-quality incident investigation and resolution

10% - Other related projects, and technical service support as required to meet the internal and external customer needs


Bachelor's Degree and 3+ years previous Laboratory experience

Demonstrated problem solving skills

Demonstrated leadership abilities, motivation, interpersonal effectiveness, and teamwork

Effective communication skills (verbal, written and listening)

Ability to prioritize and manage a large workload with multiple priorities

Ability to translate and communicate analytical data to technical and non-technical people

Ability to travel 20%

Demonstrated analytical abilities (statistical data, and numbers)

Bachelor's Degree in a scientific field

Supervisory experience/experience developing others

Working knowledge of food safety and HACCP programs and systems

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.


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