Cargill operates some of the most technologically advanced production plants in the world. We need dependable, efficient, safety-minded individuals to join our team. General Operators are vital to our daily operations. Examples of roles include preparing meat to be cooked, palletizing boxed product, administration work, using scanners and computers to track product, and verifying quality and accuracy. Please note, specific roles will vary greatly by plant and location. Safety is always our number one priority, and no matter your experience level, we'll train you for success. Your work in our plants can help you grow both personally and professionally. Discover how your work can nourish the world and help you thrive.
“What I like about Cargill's safety procedures is that they're really easy to follow and they've become a really big part of our culture here.”
Rachel G., QA Food Safety Support
“I've worked at several different plants, and I feel Cargill listens and cares for everyone's safety. I feel like safety is there main focus with employees. They've provided me with ESL classes to take, and great discounts with gym memberships which gives me energy helps me focus day in and day out. I just love it here!”
“Cargill has change my life a lot! I feel like people really care about their employees. They have been very supportive with my life changes and have even given me an opportunity to move up. I'm now a safety lead at my table.”
“Here at Cargill, people treat me good, and I treat them good. Since I've been working here, I've been able to grow spiritually, and mentally. I've been able to gain confidence in wanting to move up in my position. Since I've been working here at Cargill, I've gotten married, and thankful that I can support me and my beautiful wife.”
Operations Management Associate 2024-Protein/Food Manufacturing (Multiple U.S. Locations)
Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 157 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.
If you are also interested in an Operations Management Associate role in Grain Handling, please look for job ID: 272668.
Across the United States; must be open to relocation.
Potential locations could include: Butler, WI; Camp Hill, PA; Columbus, NE; Dodge City, KS; Fort Morgan, CO; Hazleton, PA; Mason City, IA; Nebraska City, NE; Schuyler, NE; Wyalusing, PA
Connect to meaningful work. Feed the world. Achieve your higher purpose.
What if your ideas could nourish the world? As an associate, we transfer your knowledge and skills into profound experiences that positively impact our global community. From food to transportation, your innovative solutions, collaboration and dedication will evolve industries to tackle tomorrow's greatest challenges! And that's just the beginning. Because when your skills meet our unrivaled network and breadth of opportunity, your career is without bounds. Join our community to realize the impact of your work, help people around the world, and connect with something greater.
Operations Management Associate Position
Our fast-paced plants are powered by collaboration, passion and a shared commitment to our vision of providing for the world. In Operations, your work will touch countless lives through the families and communities you help feed. This position is a training role that will prepare you to lead diverse teams as a plant Operations Supervisor following this 6-12 month training program. During this time, you will get the support and inspiration you need to choose your own path in developing an exciting career with global impact. With us, your opportunities are endless. During your time here, the path your training takes will be entirely up to you and may include:
Environmental, Health & Safety Leadership
Human Resources/Talent Management/Employee Relations
And much more based on your areas of interest and/or business needs
Your time at a Protein Facility will keep you focused and on your toes, as our Operations Associates find themselves in different temperatures depending on the rotation or task. It can be cold, hot, wet, and even a little messy at times. We work hard for our people, our customers, and our consumers. As a result, you will have the possibility of working varying shift hours, 8 to 10-hour shifts, and even 6-day weeks depending on customer demand. As an industry leader, it’s all part of contributing to a successful team that is doing things right, reaching higher, and putting people first. Your work in these facilities will be vital to our mission of nourishing the world.
Potential Business Areas:
Job Locations and Expectations
Occasional weekend and on-call duties
No matter who you are or where you are, we’ve crafted our plans and programs to meet your needs! We want to help you take care of what’s needed for today and offer protection to help with tomorrow’s what-ifs. You’ll have access to a wide variety of flexible and inclusive options for your health, financial, and work/life needs to support you and help you thrive. Eligible programs and incentives include:
Paid holidays and floating holidays
Paid time off
Comprehensive health care plans
Short term and long-term incentives
Mental Health and Wellbeing program
Digital Learning Library
Paid time to participate in volunteer and community outreach opportunities
At Cargill, you will be a part of our vibrant global community with a culture that celebrates diversity. This is a reflection of the clients we serve and generates an intellectually diverse set of employees. Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive and enhance our employees’ outstanding talents and perspectives to benefit our organization and employees.
Our U.S. Business Resource Groups include:
Asian Alliance Network, Cargill Young Professionals Network, Cargill Ability Network (iCAN), Cargill Ebony Council, Group Responsible for Orienting and Welcoming (GROW), Hispanic-Latino Council, Cargill Pride Network, Veterans & Military Support Network, and Cargill Women’s Network.
Currently pursuing or completed one or more of the following:
A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree completed/to be completed between May 2021 – Summer 2024 or
An Associate’s Degree + two years relevant work experience (as defined by operational, mechanical, and/or leadership experience) or
Achieved E-4 rank (or higher) in a military background or
Four years relevant experience (as defined by operational, mechanical, and/or leadership experience)
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
Ability to work effectively with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds and cultures
Willing and able to relocate
Ability to contribute, both as part of a team and individually
Willingness to work 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts and weekends should the occasional need arise
Pursuing an agriculture, business-related degree, or engineering degree (including but not limited to Animal Science, Ag-Economics, Ag-Business, Ag-Education, Agronomy, Food Science, Feed Science, Meat Science, Operations Management, Ag-Systems Management, Ag-Engineering, Supply Chain, Mechanized Systems Management, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Distribution).
Compensation and Benefits
The expected salary for this position is $63,000. The disclosed salary has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled.
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.