Qa Assist

Albert Lea, MN
May 08, 2017
May 22, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Qa Assist-ALB01167 Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at


Cargill Turkey and Cooked Meats facilities utilize state-of-the-art beef, pork and turkey processing capabilities to deliver high-quality meat products to our partners. Advanced technologies and imaginative people create innovative solutions and distinctive value for our customers. Our retail customers come to us from traditional grocers, supermarkets and warehouse clubs to provide their meat and deli needs. We provide innovative solutions for their fresh meat case, frozen meat departments, deli counters, and more.

This position provides support to the facility through monitoring and reporting of daily production line activities as directed by the Technical Services Supervisor. Position assures compliance to quality and regulatory aspects of production through various forms of auditing in comparison to Cargill and Customer expectations. Position acts as consumer and customer advocate in supporting quality and wholesome food production.

30% - Perform AQL audits of manufactured product

30% - Perform laboratory analyses of various types

30% - Perform preoperational sanitation observations

10% - Other duties as assigned

Manages and records quality information making decisions regarding safety and quality of the product manufactured. The company's success is dependent on a watchful, conscientious, objective person. Prevention of error through monitoring of processes enables plant to produce high quality goods in excess of 1 million pounds per week.

Work in both cold and hot environments, lift up to 40 pounds, Walking, standing, weekend work required, irregular hours, 3:30pm-12:00am overtime as needed. Travel is limited.


Required Qualifications

4 year degree in Food Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related field

Must be able to communicate with employees of all levels of the organization

Must have good math skills, /knowledge

Computer literacy including spreadsheet manipulation

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in Quality Assurance, Sanitation, or a Food Lab setting

Basic bilingual skills (Spanish)

Work in the food production plant

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Primary Location US-MN-Albert Lea

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard