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Job ID 158507 Date posted 11/03/2021 Location : Ankeny, Iowa

This full-time position is in Ankeny, IA; however please expect receiving calls from a 952 area code in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided.

Cargill Animal Nutrition is a global business that serves large-scale feed mill operators and retailers, as well as individual farmers. Our business has provided better nutrition for better lives for more than 120 years. By leading, innovating, and transforming the animal nutrition & health industry, we ensure that the customers we serve, the animals we feed, and the consumers who rely on that protein, thrive.  

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. We depend on creative, responsible, hardworking individuals like you to operate our business successfully! 

Shift: 3rd Shift

Compensation: $24.00/hr

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Operates computerized processes to prepare product to specifications, and extracts and tests samples to maintain accuracy of process control and make necessary adjustments
  • Clean work areas using hazardous chemicals by meeting FDA, hygiene, and other regulatory guidelines
  • Assures all required process formulations and documentation are complete and accurate
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of product recipes, manufacturing processes, confidential formulas and procedures
  • Performs light routine equipment maintenance
  • Operates forklift and other mechanical equipment in safe manner
  • Read small print from gauges and computerized systems
  • Interacting on a regular basis with peers and management
  • Understanding and adhering to all safety policies and procedures
  • Other job duties as assigned 


  • 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 perform physical job duties which may include bending, lifting up to 60lbs, kneeling, climbing, crawling, and twisting safely, with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • Ability to work in elevated areas (4 feet and above)
  • 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) including a respirator
  • Ability to understand and communicate in English (verbal/written)
  • High School diploma or GED Equivalent 
  • Basic use of a computer 
  • Ability to work overtime including weekends, holidays, or different shifts with advance notice


  • Forklift experience 
  • Prior experience in production related work
  • Working knowledge of sanitation practices and requirements for Dietary Supplement 

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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