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Vacancy: Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Associate, High River, Canada

Vacancy: Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Associate, High River, Canada
Job ID 142621
Date posted 08/26/2021
Location : High River, Canada
Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.

Position Application

Allcandidates must complete Cargill’s online application prior to interviewing. Below you will find a link that will direct you to complete the application for this position. To be considered for employment with Cargill, you must apply online and complete the entire application process, along with an e-signature. Please complete your application as soon as possible.

Please note, applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis with the possibility of filling the role before the application deadline. Please submit you application as soon as possible, so it may be reviewed to be considered for the position.

Early Careers at Cargill

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 recent graduates from university to prepare them to tackle a higher level role within the Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory (FSQR) department. In the FSQR Management program, Associates will go through an extensive training program that enables the individual to become familiar with plant 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 supervising and handling 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. You will be trained in a number of areas to learn skills and gain knowledge necessary to succeed in leadership role. As a FSQR Management Associate, you will be exposed to all facets of business operations through an in-depth general orientation. The training is crafted to cover varying 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 takeaways and submit to manager using the FSQR Associate training guide.

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 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 supervise 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

We offer relocation benefits to those 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 retirement plans and registration assistance.

As employees, associates receive access to volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities.


Our FSQR labs are located in an industrial/processing plant environment. Our plants are fast paced and exciting. 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).

Job Locations

High River, AB

Beef Harvesting/Processing

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)
-Willingness to work 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts
-Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada
-Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds
-Willing and able to relocate

Preferred Qualifications:

Overall 3.0 GPA or higher

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 more than 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 is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.


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