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Hard Bead Operator

Chandler, Arizona

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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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Key Traits

What makes a successful General Production Professional at Cargill?
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  • Safety
  • Productive
  • Hardworking
  • Multi-tasker
  • Motivated
  • Responsible
  • Team player
  • Proactive
  • Focused
  • Efficient

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Compensation & Pay Equity

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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.

Hard Bead Operator

Job ID CHA01193 Date posted 05/04/2021

This Full-time position is in Chandler AZ; however please expect receiving calls from a 952 area code in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided.  

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position are set forth below.  This list is intended to provide you an overview of the expectations of the position; however, it is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position.  The duties of this position may be revised from time to time within the company’s discretion.

1.           Included in this description is a general summary of the work involved in this position. It is not to be interpreted as all-inclusive.  Other duties may be assigned.

2.           Train with Hard Bead Operator II to operate and maintain all processing and material handling equipment for bead manufacturing.

3.           Work in conjunction with Hard Bead Operator II to continuously monitor raw materials and final product quality.

4.           Assist Production Manager and Hard Bead Operator II with monitoring of inventories of raw materials, parts, processing materials etc., and recommend purchase, replacement or repair as required.

5.           Perform routine maintenance and preventative maintenance on production equipment as required (where trained/qualified).

6.           Conduct particle size analysis as required (where trained/qualified).  Perform in process inspections of finished product.

7.           Maintain tools in neat and orderly manner.

8.           Maintain bead manufacturing area in a neat and orderly status.

9.           Coordinate order flow with Hard Bead Operator II.

10.         Maintain safe work environment in accordance with organization’s safety plan.

11.         Maintain a hygienic work environment in accordance with organization’s personal hygiene plan.

12.         Perform other duties, as required, or assigned from time to time by the position’s supervisor(s).


  • 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 work overtime, weekends and holidays with advance notice
  • Ability to perform physical job duties which may include bending, lifting up to 50 lbs, kneeling, climbing, crawling, and twisting safely, with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • Ability to understand and communicate in English (verbal/written)
  • Must be able to work in varied indoor and outdoor conditions with the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which may include heat, cold, dust, loud noise, etc.
  • Ability to work in elevated areas (4 feet and above)


  • Prior experience in production related work
  • Basic use of a computer
  • High School diploma or Equivalent

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