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Job ID 287334 Date posted 02/23/2024 Location : Friona, Texas Category  BUILD OPERATE MAINTAIN (PLANT OPNS) Job Status  Hourly Full Time

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: Friona, TX
Job Type: Full Time
Shift(s) Available: 1st
Compensation: $23.50 - $32.00/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
  • Paid further training on new and ever-changing HVAC/MAU equipment.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Discounts

Principal Accountabilities

  • Rotating scheduled workdays
  • Preventive maintenance (daily, weekly, monthly preventive maintenance PM assigned through SAP system) repair of makeup air unit equipment throughout the facility which includes but not limited to utilizing testing equipment such as multimeters to aid in troubleshooting of safeties and controls. Natural gas leak inspections and testing as required, PMs to bearings, blowers, safeties within units, start up and shut down of water to make up air units when the weather changes to ensure lines do not freeze and units cool as required
  • Monitoring and maintaining magnehelic pressure gauges that are installed on make up air units to verify need to service to replace or clean filters
  • Maintain Plant (Freon based) HVAC equipment including standard HVAC package units, mini split heat pump units, larger industrial packaged units for larger areas of the facility. Also includes PM’s for cleaning condensers, replacing filters. Diagnosis of non-working units, research and identification of parts required and communication to lead person and/or supervisor to ensure replacement parts are ordered and replaced in a timely manner
  • Troubleshooting miscellaneous cafeteria and plant equipment to help diagnose root cause of failures which required working with general maintenance team and occasionally third party contractors
  • Complete necessary documentation related to completion of Work Orders and planning of jobs needed for weekend work

Required Qualifications

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English
  • Must have 1-5 years’ experience in heating, ventilation & air conditioning field or similar field of study, residential or industrial knowledge
  • Ability to take and pass universal EPA 608 exam for State of Texas within a year of service
  • Must be able to pass base level maintenance reasoning exam to be considered
  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Understanding of Freon based HVAC systems and troubleshooting thereof
  • Ability to read & interpret detail blueprints, P&IDs, single-lines, ladder logic and wiring schematics

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Registered air conditioning & refrigeration technician with state of Texas I.E., by passing EPA 608 exam offered by state of Texas
  • Degree in electrical field of study
  • Associate’s degree in HVAC or related field of study
  • Bachelor’s degree in HVAC or related field of study
  • Ability to understand and learn Evaporative Condenser water chemistry
  • Understanding of natural gas fired make up air units and ability to troubleshoot and identify natural gas related issues to burners in units including troubleshooting pressure and leak issues
  • Computer literacy and eagerness to learn SAP systems
  • Maintenance experience in a food processing environment
  • Compressed Air-Drying Systems repair experience
  • Able to effectively use typical test and calibration equipment including, RTD calibrators, digital multi-meters, 4 to 20 ma calibration unit, etc
  • Ability to troubleshoot 480 VAC 3-phase motor controls, 120 VAC and 24VDC control circuits
  • Ability to utilize a torch, vacuum pump and freon recovery machine as part of the regular job duties
  • Detailed knowledge of various HVAC equipment and heat pump brands due to the amount of different HVAC equipment on site

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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