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Terminal Operator

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Job ID 223061 Date posted 07/29/2022 Location : Chattanooga, Tennessee

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Type: Full time

Shift Available: Rotating Shift

Compensation: $21.00/hr


  • 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

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Unload sweetener syrup and dry sugar from rail cars to trailers to maintain inventories
  • Loading tanker trucks with sweetener syrup and dry sugar, and certified weight records
  • Quality control, sampling, product integrity, and refract meter checks/records for all sweetener commodities received and delivered, by using AS400 (inventory and scheduling tool), as well as Microsoft Excel and Word
  • First line trouble shooting of boiler, process systems, and wash rack systems, lab equipment, and office equipment
  • Monitor/control dispatch to ensure sweetener product is delivered to customers on time
  • Adjust dispatch and work with customers to facilitate schedule add-ons and changes
  • Interact with railroad group to receive correct product switches
  • Monitor and reorder routine operational supplies
  • Perform maintenance projects and repairs
  • Operate motorized (rail mover) and non-motorized (blowers, turn equipment on and off, change filters in some machines) material handling equipment
  • Understanding and adhering to all safety rules and regulations
  • Maintaining a safe and clean work environment
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Valid Driver license
  • Must be able understand and communicate in English(verbal/written)
  • Basic computer skills
  • Must be able to perform physical job duties such as bending, lifting up to 50lbs, kneeling, climbing, crawling, and twisting, with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Must be able 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)
  • Ability to work in elevated areas (4 feet and above)
  • Ability to work overtime, holidays, nights, weekends or different shifts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School education or GED equivalent
  • Prior experience in production related work
  • Previous maintenance experience
  • Must be able to operate machinery

Considered candidates will receive a phone call from a (952) area code. Please note that this position does not include relocation reimbursement

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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