FSQR Associate 2020
High River, AB
From day one, you will be an integral part of the team. You will have the opportunity to build specific skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable you to transition to various roles within Cargill. We pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse career trajectories in the industry. As an associate, you will collaborate and build relationships with colleagues and clients who represent diverse work, culture and resolution styles. At Cargill we look for people who want to grow, support, think and produce. You've got big plans. We can help you pursue them.

FSQR Management Associate Position:
The purpose of this position is to develop and train individuals that have recently graduated from university to prepare them to take on a higher level role within the Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory (FSQR) department at any of the locations within the Protein business. As part of the FSQR Management program, Associates will go through an extensive training program that enables the individual to become familiar with the workflow of the business operations, and to develop knowledge of meat processing production, including good manufacturing practices, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), food safety, quality, process control and regulatory compliance. Throughout the training (and after training is complete), the individual will be assigned key projects and will be responsible for overseeing and managing several food safety and quality programs at the plant.

As an Associate, you will gain an understanding of protein processing production with primary emphasis on monitoring the processing activities of the various departments within the facility. Associates will be trained in a number of areas to learn skills and gain knowledge necessary to succeed in a Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory leadership role. By starting your career as a FSQR Management Associate, you will be exposed to all facets of business operations through an in-depth general orientation. The training is designed to teach the various aspects of the business prior to placement in a role that aligns the candidate with business needs.

Principal Accountabilities:
  • Complete training per training program. Write weekly report of learnings and submit to manager using the FSQR Associate training guide. Complete HR On-boarding Guide per schedule. Meet with manager to discuss progress at a defined frequency
  • Identify and resolve product quality problems and work with team members from various departments to ensure quality, food safety, and microbiological requirements are met. Complete specific FSQR projects designated by the FSQR leadership team. Write FSQR/Micro procedures as needed. Complete facility and Processing Area FSQR Assessments, Sanitation Assessments, Support and coordinate corrective action teams, as needed. Participate in a committee and engagement activities.
  • Provide back-up assistance for FSQR Supervisor, Food Safety Specialist, or Microbiology Supervisor. Complete pre-shipment review and product clearances as needed. Effectively communicate FSQR and Micro results, including timely reporting of all quality assurance activities.
  • Maintain all manufacturing, safety, FSQR, Pre-requisite Programs (PRPs), and HACCP policies in production of products. Organize and maintain accurate and pertinent information to assure that processes and products are food safe.
  • Coordinate and monitor FSQR audits/reviews of operational systems to include the following: FSQR/Microbiology Technician, as needed, duties to include operation/calibration of equipment, aseptic technique when sampling and completing microbiological testing, information management (SPC, Computer Data Entry into spreadsheets/databases). Candidates will cross train in both FSQR and Micro functions. Must know technician duties well enough to assist in training needs and plant training programs for new FSQR /Micro employees to assure that employees performing tasks are capable and the requirements are being met. As well as any other duties that are assigned.
Associate Program Benefits:
  • Cargill offers relocation benefits to associates who qualify (based on mileage).
  • Associates are eligible for a supplementary health, dental, disability and life benefits package.
  • Tuition reimbursement benefits are offered to associates who wish to continue their education in their career field.
  • Associates are offered competitive retirement plans and registration assistance.
  • As employees, associates receive access to Cargill volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities.
  • Cargill FSQR labs are located in an industrial/processing plant environment. Our plants are fast paced and challenging.
  • This job involves physical activity which generally requires a moderate amount of exertion on a fairly regular basis – involving bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, working on irregular surfaces, occasional lifting of objects weighing over 50 pounds and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds. The work may also involve other exertions, conditions or exposures (i.e. heat, cold, working in wet environment).
Protein Plant Options:
  • Beef harvesting/processing
  • Poultry harvesting/processing
  • Further Processed Meat, Eggs and Ground Beef
Job Locations:
  • High River, AB
  • Guelph, ON

Required Qualifications:
  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a technical science program (i.e. Animal Science, Food Science, Microbiology, Biology or related technical science degree) graduating between December 2019 and August 2020
  • Willingness to work 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts
  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Willing and able to relocate
  • Ability to contribute, both as part of a team and individually
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Overall 3.0 GPA or higher
Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.


Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Primary Location

Canada-Alberta-High River

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