The Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Experiential Learning Lab
217 MacMillan Avenue
JA BizTown, MN 55104

Cargill STEM Center

At the STEM Center, students explore how STEM skills are used in the development and sale of Cargill-branded Alberger salt. Students work with businesses to promote safe and low-waste solutions for salt use and educate citizens about the importance of low sodium consumption. Experiments with salt solubility, ice melt, and corrosion allow students hands-on research. Retail items related to salt are available for sale, including salt-art bottles, salt-art necklaces, and pouches of salt crystals (debit cards only).

Jobs Available

CEO

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  • Obtains bank loan
  • Supervises employees and oversees business operations
  • Signs all business payroll and expense checks
  • Prepares and gives speeches at Town Meetings
  • Works with employees to determine pricing of products
  • Signs Rental Agreement for business space
  • Assists with all business duties when employees are on break

CFO

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  • Inputs and submits business loan to the bank
  • Inputs employee payroll information
  • Prints and distributes employee payroll checks
  • Signs payroll checks if CEO is not available
  • Pays online bills sent to business
  • Keeps all records of business expenses and payment
  • Makes business deposits to Bank

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SCIENTIST

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  • Conducts experiments by engaging in scientific process
  • Develops the best deicer by testing different materials
  • Analyzes the experiment results with the Quality Manager
  • Creates a commercial with the Quality Manager to promote the Cargill Alberger salt
  • Assists with production of products and sales as needed

SALES & MARKETING MANAGER

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  • Works with CEO to set prices of products and experiences
  • Sets up POS and display area
  • Greets customers & assists them with sales
  • Accepts payment for purchased items and experiments
  • Uses commercial and other information from fellow employees to sell products to City Hall, Café and Delta Airlines
  • Forwards payments to CFO

QUALITY MANAGER

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  • Makes sure experiments and products are of high quality
  • Analyzes the experiment results with the Quality Manager
  • Creates a commercial with the R&D Scientist to promote the Cargill Alberger salt
  • Assists with production of products and sales as needed

CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY LIAISON

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  • Promotes Cargill to citizens by showing a video and using a Quiz Game
  • Promotes the benefits of Cargill products to JA BizTown by showing the commercial made by fellow employees
  • Assists with production of products and sales as needed

You may enjoy working here if you like:

Science
Experiments
Research
Marketing
Sales

Students in Action