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Cargill Food Safety and Quality Chocolate Refining Lead in Hazleton, Pennsylvania

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 food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Food Safety and Quality Chocolate Refining Lead will help ensure analytical quality during all phases of production and ensure products meet or exceed customer requirements for food safety and quality. In this role, you will provide focused expertise in food safety, raw ingredient, process management, manufacturing processes, data and final project management and develop an in depth understanding of specific processes of food safety and quality.

This position is based in Hazleton, PA

Key Accountabilities

  • Plan and direct activities concerned with development, application and maintenance of quality standards for industrial processes, materials and products.

  • Conduct quality control processes or procedures that include product inspection and testing and analysis of products, report on quality to management and approve or deny product releases.

  • Develop methods to evaluate the progress of sustainability initiatives, rework and waste reduction and streamline food safety and quality continuous improvement projects.

  • Analyze product implementations, modifications and improvements to product in accordance with specific customer specifications and implementations.

  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Food Science or related field or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of two years of related work experience

  • Other minimum qualifications may apply

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical expertise and information/research skills.

  • Strong scientific and mathematical knowledge.

  • Experience with food manufacturing environments or related.

  • General knowledge around process improvement methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma.

  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment, procedures and GLP’s.


Position Information

Relocation assistance will be provided for this position only within United States

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time. Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.