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Grind - Refrigeration Tech - 2nd Shift - Full Time - Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, 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.”

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Grind - Refrigeration Tech - 2nd Shift - Full Time - Fort Worth, Texas

Job ID FOR04446 Date posted 10/01/2020

This position is located in Fort Worth, TX. Please note you may receive calls from a 952 area code if you are considered for the position. Note this position does not provide 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 Protein Fort Worth Grind is a leading marketer of high value, further-processed fresh ground beef, and frozen hamburger patty products in the US. We are dedicated to providing our customers with innovative and distinctive solutions.

Refrigeration Tech is a vital role in the daily operations of our facility. The role will be required to troubleshoot, ensuring proper maintenance and operational status of refrigeration systems, using a variety of hand tools to set up, break down, adjust machinery, and perform other duties pertaining to hydraulics, hot water systems, pneumatics, compressors, and ammonia systems, all while making safety the number one priority. Refrigeration requires being able to read manuals written in English, the ability to write and document information in English, and the ability to use basic math skills during normal daily routines.

While performing the duties of Refrigeration, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions with slippery surfaces; moving mechanical parts, chemicals; fast paced warm/cool environment. Positions require standing the entire shift and the use of PPE is required in all areas of the facility.

This role is required to be a member of the location Hazmat Response Team which includes being able to wear a respirator.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Responsible for the maintenance, repair, upgrade, and appearance of all Ammonia and Freon Refrigeration and environmental equipment in the facility. Duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Using hand tools to perform maintenance on machinery
  • Ensuring food safety and quality
  • Cleanliness and housekeeping
  • Maintenance of electrical and control circuits associated with refrigeration equipment.
  • Coil and equipment cleaning
  • Maintenance of Evaporative Condenser Units
  • Repair and maintenance of Freon condenser and evaporator coils
  • Repair/Replace fan motors and fan blades
  • Install and repair various valves and other components in ammonia systems
  • Use math to document changes in the system levels, pressures, etc.
  • Use computer to complete data entry
  • Maintaining a safe working environment


Required Qualifications

• Must be eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship
• Must be 18 years or older
• Ability to work in a cold to warm environment 
• Ability to work with a variety of hand tools
• Ability to read, write, and speak English
• Ability to perform basic math
• Must pass a respirator fit test and physical

Preferred Qualifications

• Previous production/maintenance/refrigeration experience
• RETA CARO certification 
• Previous Cargill experience
• Previous food manufacturing experience

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