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Feed Operation Technician

Dalhart, Texas

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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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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.

Feed Operation Technician

Job ID DAL00773 Date posted 09/09/2020
This full-time position is in Dalhart, TX; however please expect receiving calls from a 952 area code in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided.

Cargill Starches and Sweetners has an exciting opportunity for an Operations Technician.

This position fulfills the objectives of four main roles in Dalhart Facility. The four roles include running the control room, railcar movement, dumping railcars and unloading ingredient cars/trucks. They will load trucks using the automated loadout system, move railcars throughout the tracks located on our property, dump full cars to ensure feed is available to load trucks, and unload ingredient cars/trucks to ensure that ingredients are available when needed. Each of these roles are essential, meeting the primary goal of ensuring a consistent supply and quality of fee to our customers.

This position will ensure a consistent supply and quality of feed to customers. Position responsibilities can include:

  • Running the control room. 
  • Railcar movement, dumping railcars and unloading ingredients in cars/trucks. 
  • Load trucks - Monitoring product levels and documenting information both manually and by computer.
  • Sampling analysis.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Able to work 12-hour shift rotation. Work on-call as assigned 
  • Process monitoring and control.
  • Product sampling analysis. 
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance of process equipment and instrumentation. 
  • Procedures, policies and practices adherence and development. 
  • Permit completion and coordination. 
  • Assist in assuring efficiency of operation of equipment, quality of product, food safety and safety of all personnel.
  • Ability and willingness to comply with all Cargill policies, health and safety requirements such as jewelry restrictions, the use and wearing of safety/personal protective equipment (e.g. wearing safety equipment such as hardhats, safety glasses, hearing protection, dust masks, respirator, fall protection harness, protective footwear, etc.), and following good manufacturing practices (GMPs).


  • 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 that employees be a minimum of 18 years old.
  • Ability to perform physical job duties which may include bending, lifting up to 50lbs, kneeling, climbing, crawling, and twisting safely, with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • Ability to work in elevated areas (4 feet and above)
  • Ability 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) including a respirator
  • Ability to understand and communicate in English(verbal/written)
  • Basic use of a computer
  • High School diploma or Equivalent
  • Ability to work overtime including weekends, holidays, or different shifts with advance notice

  • Forklift certified
  • Prior experience in production related work

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