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Maintenance Tech I - Full Time

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Job ID 133881 Date posted 07/19/2021 Location : Columbus, Nebraska

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.

Job Purpose and Impact

Shift: 1st & 2nd
Compensation: $20.00 - 27.00/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

Maintenance Tech I is a vital role in the daily operations of our facility. There are a variety of roles and responsibilities within this title. The types of roles available require performing troubleshooting, ensuring proper maintenance and operational status of equipment, using a variety of hand tools. Performing other duties pertaining to hydraulics and pneumatics, while making safety the number one priority. Maintenance Tech III requires being able to read manuals written in English and the ability to write and document information.

Key Accountabilities

Principal Accountabilities

  • Perform basic electrical troubleshooting tasks
  • Repair/rebuild various gearboxes according to manufacturer specifications
  • Properly align belt/chain drive setups
  • Perform printer setups and editing for code dating products
  • Repair/Troubleshoot production equipment
  • Read electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic schematics
  • Utilize MRO system
  • Basic cutting/grinding/welding
  • Cleanliness and housekeeping
  • Ensuring food safety and quality
  • Documenting daily work assigned on paper and in maintenance management system
  • Utilize parts in inventory to repair equipment and follow procedures for documenting usage
  • Identify problems and make suggestions to improve operational processes
  • Operate PIT (Powered Industrial Truck)


Required Qualifications

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English. 
  • Must have knowledge of hand and power tools
  • Willingness to participate in HAZMAT membership, at minimum supporting role
  • Have state issued operator driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous industrial maintenance experience
  • Two year degree that relates to the maintenance field
  • Experience using a powered industrial truck (PIT)
  • Previous Cargill experience 
  • Work history in the last 12 months

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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