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Company: Cargill
Location: Fresno
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job Level: Hourly
Job Type: Hourly Full Time
Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill's protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.

Job Location: Fresno, CA
Job Type: Full Time
Shift(s) Available: 1st
Compensation: $26.50 /hr

Benefits Information

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • 401 (k) with Cargill matching contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Short-Term Disabillity and Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee DiscountPrincipal Accountabilities
    • Communicates laboratory results to the proper reporting channels and persons as per company guidelines, including entry and maintenance of LIMS, shelf-life and other databases.
    • Review analytical reports for accuracy of results; maintain records that indicate reporting discrepancies and initiate corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence.
    • Determine the root cause of problems by examining and evaluating data and offer suggestions for correcting the problem.
    • Maintain safe practices and procedures in the lab and with lab personnel. Maintain proper job procedures, hazardous waste disposal procedures, use of lab, and Personal Protective Equipment.
    • Keeps laboratory and FSQR supplies ready by inventorying stock, placing orders, and verifying receipt. Ensure proper rotation and review of chemical supply to prevent use of expired chemicals.
    • Assists in ensuring calibration and maintenance of test equipment is kept current and notifies designated personnel of unscheduled verification of equipment as warranted by questionable test results.
    • Assist in monitoring and training existing and new workers to ensure procedural compliance, proper equipment operation, and specification standards.
    • Conducts direct observations, and sampling verifications in the plant.
    • Modifies workers' assignments to meet priorities and to adjust workloads according to worker absenteeism.
    • Provide support for the laboratory supervisor and FSQR team, helping/coordinating special projects with the team. Required Qualifications
      • Must be eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship
      • Must be 18 years or older
      • Leadership ability required providing direction to lab technicians
      • Demonstrated basic understanding of microbiology and chemistry; knowledge of lab testing including plating, titrations, fat and moisture determination, aseptic techniques
      • Demonstrated trouble-shooting skills and excellent attention to detail
      • Ability to handle pressure and stress while managing multiple tasks
      • Must be able to speak and write in English; Spanish speaking ability helpful
      • Proficient computer skills and ability to pick up new programs quickly (Microsoft Office Suite, LIMS, other database programs)
      • Effective verbal and written communication skills
      • Be able to lift in excess of 25 pounds, cut and trim samples with a knife Preferred Qualifications
        • Minimum 1-3 years' experience in laboratory or QC in a food production /manufacturing environment in lieu of education
        • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Food Science, or closely related field preferred
          Considered candidates will receive a phone call from a (952) area code. Please note that this position does not include relocation reimbursement.

          Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

Keywords: Cargill, Fresno , Lead, Other , Fresno, California

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