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Cargill Specialist in Mason City, Iowa

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 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.

Job Location: Mason City, IA

Job Type: Full Time

Shift(s) Available: 2nd

Compensation: $20.50/hr - 24.75/hr

Sign-On Bonus: $3,000

Benefits Information

  • Shift differential and incentives

  • 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

Principal Accountabilities

  • Accountable for the production of food safe product in a fast-paced manufacturing environment

  • Start up and shut down of a production line, making mechanical adjustments, and troubleshooting equipment. Ensuring all production paperwork is completed. Responsible for containing and proactively addressing potential problems that may arise in an effort to limit disruptions to production

  • Ensuring all processing steps have been completed and a quality product is delivered to the customer (all food handling tasks were completed properly; i.e. proper packaging, weights are in acceptable range) including assisting others as needed

  • Maintain adherence to all Corporate Environmental Health and Safety Policies and Procedures. This position shall have the responsibility to report problems with the food safety management system to identified person(s). This position has the responsibility and authority to initiate and record actions. Acquire and maintain knowledge of HACCP/OPRP/PRP (GMP) policies and requirements to complete all monitoring and/or verifications tasks as outlined by Food Safety Management

Required Qualifications

  • Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or visa sponsored by a third-party employer

  • Cargill requires that employees be a minimum of 18 years old to work in a plant job

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English

  • Must have basic math skills (Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

  • Must be willing to work in hot, cold, and wet environments

  • Availability to work outside of normal shift up to including weekend and off shift hours as needed

  • Ability to lift frequently

  • Successful completion of Buddy training program

  • Ability to obtain and maintain scissor lift, and floor scrubber training

  • Ability to work with heights and wear a safety harness

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous food service, and/or production experience

  • Consistent work history in the last 12 months

  • Dependable and punctual

  • Previous leadership experience

  • Critical thinking skills

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

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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