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Instrumentation Service Technician (Flex)

Calgary, Canada

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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.

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  • Safety
  • Productive
  • Hardworking
  • Multi-tasker
  • Motivated
  • Responsible
  • Team player
  • Proactive
  • Focused
  • Efficient

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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!”

Elisabeth C.

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.”

Catherine V.

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.”

Marvin S.

Instrumentation Service Technician (Flex)

Job ID CAL02921 Date posted 05/07/2021
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.

Cargill's North America protein business produces fresh, frozen and cooked beef, turkey, pork, chicken and egg protein offerings, sauces, soups, case ready products, pet treats and by-products for our retail, foodservice and food ingredient customers.

Cargill Protein focuses on product quality, employee safety, food safety, animal wellbeing, environmental impact, improved sustainability and community engagement as it strives to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.

Job Description:

The instrumentation and control Tech should be able to trouble shoot any type of Industrial instrumentation without limiting the regality of the foregoing includes the following: temperature, pressure, flow, analytical and level indicator, recorders, electrical controllers and sensors, density indicator and sensors.

Able to interpret, safely interact, repair and maintain: weight indicators and sensors, Scales indicators, pH indicators and sensors, oxidation reduction potential indicator and sensors, oxygen analysis equipment systems, gas analyzers, sending and indicating systems, electrical conductivity, indicator for measurement proximity, pneumatic, fluidic, robotic, fibre-optic, hydraulic and electronic transmitters, electronic transducers, electronic recorders, digital to analog and analog to digital converts, data acquisition systems, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA systems), programmable logic controller systems and distributed control and display systems, monitoring devices and alarm systems, hydraulic and electronic control devices and systems, valve positioners. 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for delivering required equipment maintenance (both preventive maintenance program elements and unexpected maintenance requirements) for all Service Center equipment
  • Troubleshooting and maintaining all PLC programs in the plant
  • Ensures the proper installation, repair and maintenance of all Plant production equipment
  • Electrical troubleshooting of all HVAC equipment
  • Understanding and adhering to all safety rules and regulations
  • Maintaining a safe and clean work environment
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Cargill requires that employees be a minimum of 18 years old
  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada.
  • Must be able to perform physical job duties includinglifting 50 pounds, bending/stooping, climbing ladders, open/close valves, pounding with hammer and work in confined spaces
  • Red Seal Journeyman Instrumentation ticket
  • Power Engineering Class 5th, 4th or Higher
  • Ability to work in elevated areas
  • Must be able to operate machinery
  • Must be able to read/write English
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • SAP or CMMS experience
  • Basic use of a computer
  • Microsoft office software, with an emphasis on Excel and Word experience
  • Ability to work overtime including holidays, nights, weekends or different shifts
  • Must be able to work under special work conditions, such as extreme heat or cold
  • Must be able to perform maintenance trades including electrical, mechanical maintenance and hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • At least 2 years of experience with MRO


  • Protein Plant Experience
  • Able to perform maintenance trades including, gearbox and bearing, lubrication, and pumps
  • Able to operate heavy equipment
  • Forklift Certified
  • At least 2 years of experience in production related work
  • Inventory systems
  • Power Engineering Class 5th, 4th or Higher

Please notify your supervisor before applying to this position.

This Part Time (Flex) position is located in Calgary, AB however please expect receiving calls from a 204 area code in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided.

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