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Palletizer - Full Time

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Job ID 156282 Date posted 10/12/2021 Location : Albert Lea, Minnesota

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.

Shift: 2nd shift 
Compensation: $ 16.90 / hr


  • 401(k) with Cargill matching contributions
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Insurance

The role of the Palletizer is an important role in the daily operations of or facilities. There are a variety of roles and responsibilities within this title. This position handles receiving, sorting, scanning, and transferring boxes that are coming from the fabrication floor. This position is important in shipping as well as plant wide, because it keeps track of boxes of products coming from the missiles to the palletizer, orders, the transfer of boxes from a single load to a unit load, keeping up with production, as well as communicating with leadmen, supervisors, and employees. They must always pay close attention. They are also required to print pallet tickets for each pallet and keep track of cases produced hourly.

While performing the duties of palletizer, the employee is exposed to colder conditions at varied heights; moving mechanical parts; fast paced environment. Positions require standing the entire shift, the use of stairs and the use of PPE which is required in all areas of the facility. The employee will be exposed to indoor environments

Principal Accountabilities 

  • Maintain Process and Industry Standards and Specifications, Safety, Health and Environment
  • Effectively and safely operates standard maintenance tools such as power tools, basic hand tools and basic electrical testing equipment Perform preventative maintenance up to and including Annual PM’s
  • Read and understand mechanical and electrical schematics without issue
  • Complete minor troubleshooting of mechanical and electrical related issues without direct supervision
  • Follow prescribed safety rules and regulation as well as other departmental policies and procedures. Help to develop proper safety techniques. Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments
  • Understand and certify in LOTO, Identify follow-up work required
  • Acquire planned materials, tools and documentation for planned work, and work order information for reactive work. Investigate job site if required – determine scope of work (reactive work)
  • Prepare work site – scaffolding, safety, etc Perform maintenance task
  • Respond to interruption work from immediate supervisor
  • Move to next job after completion or as directed by Maintenance Supervisor
  • With the Maintenance Supervisor, resolve problems as needed to perform work
  • Complete Closeout Activities including, Tool accountability / Parts reconciliation, Sanitation tagging / Notification to Production, Return unused materials and tools, Functional Operations test complete, and arrange for PdM validation
  • Complete, Sign and return hardcopy Work Order to Maintenance Supervisor complete with; Work Description, Symptoms, As Found, As Left, Start / Finish time, and Labor Hours and Note Deficiencies, Delays, any Job Plan Feedback
  • Effectively inform through written communication daily pass-downs issues and actions
  • Any other duties as assigned

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
  • Computer Skills
  • Read labels, instructions, production requirements and communicate in English to forklift drivers, supervisors and co-workers 
  • Follow safe lifting practices; frequent lifting up to 32 lbs
  • Use pallet jacks, scan guns
  • Power lift license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous Cargill experience
  • Previous experience in shipping
  • 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

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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