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Refrigeration Tech 2A - 2nd shift - Full Time - Columbus, NE

Columbus, Nebraska

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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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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!”

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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.”

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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.”

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Refrigeration Tech 2A - 2nd shift - Full Time - Columbus, NE

Job ID COL01247 Date posted 01/04/2021
This is a full-time position is located in Columbus, NE. Please note you may receive calls from a 952 area code if you are considered for the position. Note this position does not provide any type of relocation assistance. 
Cargill Protein
Cargill Protein is the umbrella organization of Cargill’s North American beef, turkey, and food distribution businesses. Our businesses based in Wichita, Kansas, provide wholesome, high quality, nutritious and flavorful products to customers ranging from foodservice operators and grocery stores, to food manufacturers and export markets. These businesses employ more than 28,000 people in the US and Canada, who work at dozens of processing and support facilities.
Cargill Turkey and Cooked Meats 
Cargill Turkey and Cooked Meats is a business committed to serving a broad range of retail, foodservice, deli, club store and branded food customers. We are focused on the success of our own national brands as well as the brands of our customers. We utilize state-of-the-art turkey, beef, and chicken processing capabilities to deliver high-quality meat products to our partners. Advanced technologies and imaginative people create innovative solutions and distinctive value for our customers. 
Ref/Boiler Tech IIA 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 maintaining equipment in the refrigeration system, rendering facility, boiler system, wastewater, HVAC, plant air, CO2 system, plant water (hot water and soft water) and plant emergency systems (NH3 detectors, fire system/alarm). Troubleshooting, ensuring proper maintenance and operational status of equipment. . Performing other duties as assigned, while making safety the number one priority. Ref/Boiler Tech IIIA requires being able to read manuals written in English and the ability to write and document information. 
Principal Accountabilities 
  • Operating and maintaining refrigeration system
  • Operating and maintaining rendering facility
  • Operating and maintaining boiler facility
  • Operating and maintaining wastewater system
  • Maintain service on fire sprinkler/alarm system, HVAC units, CO2 system, Plant water (hot water and soft water units), Plant air (compressed air for production floor), Facility NH3 detectors
  • Provide coverage for refrigeration and wastewater technicians.
  • Equipment and facility rounds to ensure proper and safe operation of system
  • Participation in revision or creation of operating procedures
  • Participation in incident investigations
  • Participation in compliance audits
  • Participation in conducting training or developing training materials
  • Participation in pre-startup safety reviews or management of change procedures
  • Participation in internal and external inspections
  • Assist in field verifications of Process Safety information developed as part of the RSM/PSM/BSM program
  • Member of PSM/RSM/BSM committee
  • Acknowledge System irregularities, Analyze, and communicate associated hazards
  • Communicate program improvements
  • Train themselves to eliminate hazards and to be as knowledge as possible about the system
  • Cleanliness and housekeeping
  • 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)
  • Facility HAZMAT membership

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 have basic math skills
• Must be able to read, write, and speak English
• Must have knowledge of hand and power tools
• Willingness to participate in HAZMAT membership
• Have state issued operator driver’s license
• Previous ammonia refrigeration experience
• Caro certification
• Experience using a powered industrial truck (PIT)
• Operator 1, Operator 2, Tech 1 refrigeration courses training completed

Preferred Qualifications

• CIRO certification
• Wastewater Class 1 certification
• Boiler certification

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