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Relief Operator

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Job ID 287009 Date posted 02/16/2024 Location : White Marsh, Maryland 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 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.

The Relief Operator will fill in as needed by working various jobs in the plant. One of those jobs is operating automatic bagging machines. This requires them to have knowledge of how to operate an automatic bagger, bagging scales and a palletizer.

The Relief Operator is also responsible for operating a propane powered forklift to remove pallets of packaged product off the production line after the pallet has been stretch wrapped and storing them in their designated area. This position is also responsible for keeping the palletizer magazine full of pallets, dumping hoppers of trash in the roll-off dumpster, removing full hoppers of salt from the packaging room & warehouse and changing empty stretch wrap and top sheet rolls.

When not performing the three jobs mentioned above the Relief Operator will either run the MB Bagger, use a forklift to help make full rows to open more room on our storage pad or perform housekeeping duties assigned to him by the Production Supervisor or Lead Person.

Job Type: Full time

Shift:  2nd & 3rd

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
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Plant incentives paid twice per year
  • Paid personal days

Principal accountabilities:

  • Operating Packaging Machines
  • Operating Palletizers
  • Operate pallet jack.
  • Rejecting and dumping bad bags of product
  • General housekeeping tasks – sweeping, scraping, shoveling, wiping, etc.
  • Operating Forklifts
  • Changing Stretch wrap and Top Sheets
  • Operation stretchwrapers
  • Operating front end loader

Required qualifications:

  • 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
  • Cargill requires employees be a minimum of 18 years old to work in a production facility
  • 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)
  • Must be able to operate machinery and/or industrial equipment
  • Ability to understand and communicate in English (verbal/written)
  • Ability to work overtime as customer demands warrant including weekends, holidays and/or different shifts (sometimes up to 12 hours) with advance notice
  • Ability to perform physical job duties including bending, kneeling, climbing, sweeping, driving, mounting/dismounting fork truck and infrequently lifting up to 50 pounds, with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • Basic computer skills
  • Able to work in elevated areas (4 feet and above)


  • High School diploma or Equivalent
  • Experience operating a forklift and/or warehousing experience
  • Experience with SAP and/or warehouse inventory management systems
  • Able to operate heavy equipment, such as bulldozer and front-end loader

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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