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Production Technician

Eddyville, Iowa

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Overview

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.

Production Technician

Job ID EDD01473 Date posted 11/20/2020

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


This position has a 12-hour rotating shift


Operation Technicians are directly involved with processing corn, our raw material, into sweeteners and feed products and Ethanol. Technicians will work in teams of two to six individuals in one of the following areas: Mill, Feed, Refinery, Germ/Ethanol, Acidulants, Utilities, and Vitamin, and ECA.

In addition to these areas, the Operations Technician will have an opportunity to participate with others in many different specialty tasks and projects. A few examples might include participation on the Safety committee or quality improvement teams. The plant is a large manufacturing facility and technicians will be subject to performing tasks working under varying temperature extremes, some physical labor, dealing with heights, handling of chemicals, exposure to dust, some tasks that require use of a respirator, and working around a wide variety of continuous process equipment. 

Accountabilities:

  • Monitor tank levels, product temperature and pressures including observing readings on computers and field instruments, documenting key readings and information, and making appropriate adjustments both manually and/or by computer.
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance of process equipment and instrumentation.
  • Sample product by physically taking samples and testing them in a lab using appropriate lab test equipment.
  • Perform sanitation as required.
  • Complete and coordinate safe permits work.
  • Assist in assuring efficiency of operation of equipment, quality of product, and safety of all personnel.
  • Other activities as required to meet objectives. 

Requirements:


• 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 take action in solving problems and troubleshooting equipment.
• 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).
• High School diploma or Equivalent.
• Basic use of a computer.
• Ability to work overtime including weekends, holidays, or different shifts with advance notice.

Preferred:


• Working knowledge of inventory systems.
• Prior experience in production related work.
• Knowledge of testing techniques, procedures and equipment.
• Strong knowledge in math, science and chemistry.
• Must be able to operate machinery and/or industrial equipment.

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