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Temporary Grain Operator - 8 Months

Equity, Canada

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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.

Temporary Grain Operator - 8 Months

Job ID EQU00058 Date posted 06/29/2020
As the Temporary Plant Operator, you will report to the Production Supervisor and be responsible for the focus on plant/facility operation and risk management for both Crop Input and Grain Business. Engage with a team to operate the plant/facility equipment on a daily basis. Follows operational policies, operator care principles and procedures to operate equipment safely and efficiently to minimize or prevent injuries, property loss, and environmental damage. Ensures plant/facility and yard are clean and safe for customers and employees. The incumbent will work with team to ensure quality customer service is provided in grain handling and executing on the delivery of crop input services. Tasks will include daily tool box meetings, inventory management, handling and delivering chemical, seed and fertilizer. The incumbent will blend fertilizer, receive and ship grain and may perform minor mechanical maintenance. You will interact on a regular basis with grain/seed customers, supervisors, and other plant personnel.

Principal Accountabilities:

Receiving and Shipping of Product & Customer Service Delivery
  • Receiving and shipping of products- Grain, Fertilizer, Package Products, and Seed.
  • Shipping grain by truck or rail car, including opening of lids, moving rail cars, etc.
  • Assist with grain deliveries (tasks may include operating a grain probe, grading, running control computers, assisting truck drivers, etc.)
  • Ensure accurate information of scale weights and transactions are recorded daily
  • Fertilizer blending, deliveries and/ or application services.
  • Ship, receive and store chemical per AWSA standards
  • Utilization of software to ship and receive inventory.
  • Operate all equipment associated with the elevator process including drags, conveyors, scales, rail unload, truck dump, payloader, forklift and cube van
  • Unload seed from rail cars: operate railcar puller to move rail cars, open and close rail car gates

Plant & Housekeeping and Maintenance
  • Sweep, shovel, vac, mow, push snow
  • Light maintenance
  • Inspect buildings, grounds, and equipment utilized by facility; determine immediate and long range needs for maintenance and repair work, perform minor maintenance, and enter work orders utilizing maintenance computer program

  • Maintain a safe and sanitary atmosphere with a high regard for environmental impact of the operation and attend various mandatory safety and department meetings. Engage in safety program
  • Help with Inventory and Inventory controls
  • Engage in plant & process improvement
  • Assist other plant personnel as needed, and perform any other duty as requested by the leadership team


  • Cargill requires that employees be a minimum of 18 years old
  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds through out 8 hour shift
  • Must be able to read/write English
  • Ability to work overtime
  • Ability to work holidays, nights, weekends or different shifts
  • Must be able to work under special work conditions, such as extreme heat or cold

  • Able to work in elevated areas
  • Must be able to perform physical job duties including bending/stooping, climbing ladders, open/close valves, shoveling and pounding with hammer
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Prior experience in production related work

This Temporary position is located in Equity, AB however please expect receiving calls from a 204 number in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided.

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