Job Purpose and Impact
Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services employing more than 155,000 employees in over 70 countries. Our modern and highly automated Crush and Refinery Operations Facility in Newcastle, processes over 250,000 tonnes per year of canola seed and refines more than 100,000 tonnes per year of oil.
The Laboratory Technician will be responsible for the routine analytical and laboratory oil sample testing in support of the food safety quality and operational teams. You will perform routine analysis of product testing, documenting results and communicating with site teams on results. Receiving raw and finished materials you will work to tight timeframes to process and communicate results, ensuring samples are received on schedule. This hands-on role requires experience with handling glass and chemicals with an ability to communicate and problem solve effectively.
Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities
Complete all analysis requirements with accuracy and efficiency
Ensure the accuracy and timely completion of laboratory daily production reports, weekly load out reports and monthly reports
Investigate nonconformance to plant and customer specifications and advise on technical problems
Communicate effectively with site-based teams and ensure timeframes are met Qualifications & Skills
TAFE / Science / Food Science / Chemistry related discipline
Conduct routine quantitative and qualitative inspections and laboratory tests on raw materials, in-process and final products independently
Hands on experience of using glassware and chemicals in a laboratory
Good knowledge on food safety, ISO, QA/QC
Laboratory procedures for testing raw materials and product quality and hygiene practices
Interpret and document results of tests into active databases and communicate results to internal customers as required
Cargill is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applications are treated with complete confidentiality.