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Maintenance Tech - Full Time

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Job ID 157096 Date posted 10/15/2021 Location : California, Missouri

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 - 3rd 
Compensation: $19.10 - 26.20/hr

Benefits information

  • $2,000 sign on bonus

  • 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

Position Purpose
The Maintenance Tech plays a vital role in the ongoing Maintenance and Reliability effort, by not only executing the work as planned, but by providing feedback and comments for improvement. The Maintenance Technician is responsible for the faithful execution of work. Work will be assigned using work orders, thus ensuring appropriate accountability for parts, work materials, and the capture of their time against the equipment being served. They will provide feedback on what repairs were made to the equipment on the work order and will offer suggestions on how to improve the plans associated to the work effort. The Maintenance Tech is responsible for completing maintenance activities as directed on a day-to-day basis. This includes preventive, predictive, and reactive maintenance assignments.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Maintain Process and Industry Standards and Specifications.

  • 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, and using precision measuring and testing instruments.

  • Must understand and be certified in Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO).

  • Identify follow-up work required.

  • Acquire planned materials, tools/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 and perform maintenance tasks.

  • Respond to interruption work from immediate supervisor.

  • Move to next job after completion or as directed by Maintenance Supervisor.

  • 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 PM 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, and any Job Plan Feedback.

  • Effectively inform daily pass-down issues and actions through written communication.


  • Right towork in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or visa sponsored by a third-party employer.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Ability to read, write, and speak English.

  • Must be able to work overtime and weekends as needed.

  • Basic computer and math skills.

  • Must be able to work under special work conditions, such as extreme heat or cold.

  • Must be able to work in elevated areas.

  • Must be able to operate machinery.

  • Must be able to perform maintenance trades including welding, pipe fitting, and fabrication; gearbox and bearing, lubrication, and mechanical maintenance.


  • 1 to 3 years hands on experience in industrial production, specifically food manufacturing.

  • Able to perform maintenance trades including electrical, pumps and piping systems and hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

  • Previous experience and full understanding of GMPs, SSOPs, and SOPs.

  • Ability to operate heavy equipment.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Recent related work history.

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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