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Cargill Sanitation in Owatonna, Minnesota

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 animal nutrition and health business, where we improve lives through better nutrition. Our team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.

Job Type: Full Time Shift(s) Available: 1st Compensation: $18.00/hr - $20.00/hr Sign-On Bonus: $5,000 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


  • Understanding and adhering to all safety rules and regulations.

  • Maintaining a safe and clean work environment.

  • Performs daily, weekly, and monthly sanitation task assigned and defined in the sanitation program.

  • Responsible for all housekeeping schedules

  • Perform housekeeping, cleaning, and sanitation work.

  • Schedule cleaning, sanitation and other housekeeping work as deemed necessary.

  • Be flexible with the scheduling to accommodate production, shipping and receiving operations

  • Participate in forecasting and planning of sanitation and cleaning needs for the plant with management and operators.

  • Monitor and maintain appropriate food quality and safety standards, along with plant safety.

  • Ensure GMPs and SSOPs are maintained throughout the plant.

  • Provide general informal training and guidance to other employees as necessary to ensure adequate cleaning and sanitation work is being performed.

  • Perform operational duties to assist in plant operations and to provide a better understanding of cleaning and sanitation needs.

  • Possess sanitation record keeping skills and knowledge.

  • Communicate concerns about sanitation to all levels of management.

  • Other duties as assigned.


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

  • Be a minimum of 18 years old.

  • Ability to perform physical job duties which may include bending, and twisting safely, with or without a reasonable accommodation

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

  • 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)

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

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

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


  • Able to operate machinery and/or industrial equipment

  • Forklift certified

  • High School diploma or Equivalent

  • Basic use of a computer and typing skills

  • At least 1 year of experience in production related work

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

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time. Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

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.