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Cargill Operations Technician in Eddyville, Iowa

Cargill’s size and scale allows us to make a positive impact in the world. Our purpose is to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.

Cargill is a family company providing food, ingredients, agricultural solutions and industrial products that are vital for living. We connect farmers with markets so they can prosper. We connect customers with ingredients so they can make meals people love. And we connect families with daily essentials — from eggs to edible oils, salt to skincare, feed to alternative fuel. Our 160,000 colleagues, operating in 70 countries, make essential products that touch billions of lives each day. Join us and reach your higher purpose at Cargill.

This position is in Cargill’s food and bioindustrial business, where manufacturers, retailers, and foodservice companies rely on us to consistently deliver the products and services they need, and use our technical expertise and market knowledge to develop innovative products.

Job type: Full Time

Shift(s) Available: Rotating

Compensation: $26.75/hr.

Benefits Information:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Insurance

  • Health and Wellness Incentives

  • Paid Vacation and Holidays

  • 401(k) with Cargill matching contributions

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

  • Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee Discounts

A Typical Work Day May Include:

  • Executing processes and operating all equipment of a designated area to maintain a dynamic and continuous process flow such as collecting and processing samples

  • Monitor tank levels, product temperatures and pressures, including observing readings on computers and field instruments, documenting key readings and information and making appropriate adjustments

  • Troubleshoot and operate equipment & instrumentation efficiently and perform routine maintenance.

  • Unloading raw materials, loading finished products (trucks, railcars, etc.) and controlling inventory to meet both internal and external customer needs

  • Open communication with peers and management to promote a teamwork focused environment as well as developing and participating in individual/group skill development training

  • Operate mobile equipment such as forklifts, mobile lifts, and railcar movers as necessary

  • Moving, dumping and unloading ingredients in railcars/trucks

  • Operate standard maintenance tools such as power tools, basic hand tools, electric tools, etc.

  • Understanding and adhering to all safety trainings, food safety, sanitation, hygiene and environmental policies and procedures

  • Interfacing with customers and carriers of our products

  • Other duties as assigned

Required & Preferred Qualifications

What You Will Need:

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Ability to work in varied indoor and outdoor conditions which may include heat, cold, dust, loud noise, etc., with the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) including a respirator

  • Ability to perform physical job duties which may include bending, lifting up to 50lbs, kneeling, climbing, crawling, and twisting, with or without reasonable accommodation

  • Ability to work in elevated areas (4 feet and above)

  • Ability to understand and communicate in English (verbal/written)

  • Ability to work overtime including weekends, holidays, or different shifts with advance notice

  • Basic use of computer

What Will Put You Ahead:

  • Experience operating mobile equipment such as forklifts, loaders, etc.

  • High school diploma/GED or a minimum of two years equivalent work experience

  • Experience with SAP or a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)

  • Experience working in a production lab, analyzing samples, and collecting data

  • Prior experience in production-related work

  • Basic experience troubleshooting various mechanical components and systems

Considered candidates will receive a phone call from a (952) area code. Please note that this position does not include relocation reimbursement.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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