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Cargill Quality Assurance Analyst in Ankeny, Iowa

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 animal nutrition and health business, where we improve lives through better nutrition. Our team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Quality Assurance Analyst will establish quality standards for products and processes and provide specialized knowledge of specific segments of quality systems or plant processes such as food safety and quality auditing, instrumentation, specific product line knowledge, computer systems, management or oversight of suppliers and other needed focus areas. In this role, you will be involved in preparation and participation of customer audits, and you will work together with internal and external teams, including production, to mitigate quality and food safety risks and address customer requirements and concerns. At this level, work is performed under general supervision and the role is expected to independently solve moderately complex issues while referring more complex problems to a higher-level staff.

Key Accountabilities

  • Audit production processes, raw materials or suppliers and vendors to ensure that established quality standards are met to ensure compliance with FDA requirements.

  • Work closely with cross functional teams, including product management and production, to identify and mitigate quality risks.

  • Conduct root cause analysis for defects, nonconformities or other quality failures and ensures compliance with internal quality and food safety standards and document control

  • Ensure compliance with formal external and internal quality standards and review quality data to verify completion and accuracy

  • Provide training, coaching and management of specific segments of quality management systems and provide continuous improvement support for operations or other functional areas where needed.

  • Investigate and responds to customer complaints and provide guidance.

  • Lead the nonconforming materials program for the plant and other plant specific activities and develop Near Infrared (NIR) Test Methods for Raw Materials, Finished Product and R&D materials

  • 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 related field or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of two years of related work experience

  • One year of solid working knowledge of quality assurance and/or food safety concepts

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with NIR methodology for material identity and quantitation.

  • Intermediate mathematical and analytical skills

  • Strong Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint skills

Position Information

Location: Ankeny, IA

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.