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Cargill Corn Laboratory Technician in Paris, Illinois

Cargill’s size and scale allows us to make a positive impact in the world. Our purpose is to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.

Cargill is a family company providing food, ingredients, agricultural solutions and industrial products that are vital for living. We connect farmers with markets so they can prosper. We connect customers with ingredients so they can make meals people love. And we connect families with daily essentials — from eggs to edible oils, salt to skincare, feed to alternative fuel. Our 160,000 colleagues, operating in 70 countries, make essential products that touch billions of lives each day. Join us and reach your higher purpose at Cargill.

This position is in Cargill’s food and bioindustrial business, where manufacturers, retailers, and foodservice companies rely on us to consistently deliver the products and services they need, and use our technical expertise and market knowledge to develop innovative products.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Corn Laboratory Technician will provide quality assurance and food safety technical support through testing/grading and data collection and analysis. In this role, you will collaborate to identify quality assurance issues and analyze data to uncover risks and support knowledge transfer.

Key Accountabilities

  • Conduct inspections of finished products or raw materials to identify trends in defects or errors and support more complex trials and experiments under intermediate supervision.

  • Provide training, coaching and mentoring to new team members.

  • Conduct documentation review of hazard analysis, food safety and quality documents.

  • Manage customer complaints and ensure appropriate actions and preventative measures are in place to prevent reoccurrence.

  • Handle moderately complex clerical, administrative, technical or customer support issues under general supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma, secondary education level or equivalent

  • Minimum of two years of related work experience

  • Able and willing to work overtime when needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent time management and organization skills

  • Microsoft Office experience

  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of corn quality and specifications.

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Position Information

Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet