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Mill Operator

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Job ID 294498 Date posted 06/11/2024 Location : Palmerston, Canada Category  BUILD OPERATE MAINTAIN (PLANT OPNS) Job Status  Hourly Full Time

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This position is in Cargill’s animal nutrition and health business, where we improve animal lives through better nutrition. Our team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.

Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive — a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. 

At Cargill we have a Culture of Safety, our goal is to return everyone safely back to their loved ones every day.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Plant Operation Supervisor, the Mill Operator works with other operators, employees and other personnel to ensure safe, efficient operations, as well as striving to meet customer requirements all while keeping the plant in a clean and efficient state.

Principal Accountabilities:

•    Operate and monitor using computerized and controlled systems associated with the production of feed; including grinders,  pellet mill and  grain flaking  equipment
•    Ensure accurate information of scale weights and transactions are recorded daily
•    Load and receive incoming and outgoing trucks per plant requirements
•    Collect & process samples as required
•    Troubleshoot minor problems as needed and perform maintenance tasks to fix
•    Maintain a safe and sanitary atmosphere with a high regard for environmental impact of the operation
•    Understand and adhere to all safety rules and regulations
•    Assist plant personnel as needed, and perform other duties as requested by the leadership team
•    Understanding and adhering to all safety rules and regulations
•    Maintaining a safe and clean work environment
•    Other projects and activities as assigned
•    Understanding and adhering to all safety rules and regulations
•    Maintaining a safe and clean work environment
•    Other duties as assigned


•   Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada
•   Cargill requires that employees be a minimum of 18 years old
•   Ability to perform physical job duties which may include bending, lifting up to 50lbs, kneeling, climbing, crawling, and twisting safely, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
•   Must be able 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).
•   Must be able to operate machinery and/or industrial equipment
•   Ability to understand and communicate in English (verbal/written)
•   Ability to work overtime including weekends, holidays, or different shifts with advance notice


•    Prior experience in production related work
•    A high level of mechanical aptitude
•    Competent computer knowledge, including Microsoft Office/SAP
•    Ability to prioritize tasks and follow-up
•    Strong time management skills
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills
•    High School diploma or equivalent

This Full-time position is located in Palmerston, Ontario; however please expect receiving calls from a 204-area code in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided.

Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.

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