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Cargill Meat Prep Operator - Full-time in Timberville, Virginia

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 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 Purpose and Impact

Shift : 1st Shift

Compensation: $17.98/hr

Benefits Information:

  • $2500 Sign-On Bonus

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Insurance

  • Health and Wellness Incentives

  • Marathon Health Clinic (Employer sponsored health center)

  • 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

Meat Prep Operator is a vital role in the daily operations of our facility. There are a variety of roles and responsibilities within this title. The types of roles available are machine operation, preparing and mixing raw material per specifications, verifying temperatures and product lots, setting up and tearing down of machines, hourly and daily paperwork, verifying quality and accuracy of products, all while making safety the number one priority. While performing the duties of Meat Prep Operator, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions with slippery surfaces; moving mechanical parts; fast paced warm/cool environment. Positions require standing the entire shift and the use of PPE is required in all areas of the facility.

Key Accountabilities

Principal Accountabilities

  • Must be able to rotate all positions: Grinder Operator, Gravy, Mix injection, Brine, Tumbler and Spice Room. Set up machines, weigh, grinding, chopper, mixing, scales and to drive a jack. Set up and tear down equipment.

  • Cross-trained within department as needed.

  • Responsible for completion of paperwork and other miscellaneous duties.

  • Also requires lifting, stooping, bending, reaching, pulling, and recording weights from scales.

  • Perform ingredient additions to tumblers

  • Ability to operate the PFS system.

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks.

  • Must have good basic math and reading skills.

  • Work on the production line as needed.

  • Ability to read and comprehend meat inventories and formulas for product.

  • Ability to read specs.

  • Must be able to rotate within the department and other departments.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

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

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Must be able to lift product and boxes

  • Ability to work flexible hours and/or shifts

  • Accuracy, precision, and dependability are a necessity

  • Must be a self-starter and have good communication skills.

  • Must be a team player, but also must be able to work well alone.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous production/farm experience

  • Previous Cargill experience

  • Work history in the past 12 months

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

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 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.

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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