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Warehouse Operator

Gainesville, Georgia

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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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Key Traits

What makes a successful General Production Professional at Cargill?
Check out some of the key traits that are important for this job to see if you have the right mix.

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  • Safety
  • Productive
  • Hardworking
  • Multi-tasker
  • Motivated
  • Responsible
  • Team player
  • Proactive
  • Focused
  • Efficient

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Compensation & Pay Equity

We pay for performance and provide equal pay for the same work.

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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.

Warehouse Operator

Job ID GAI01042 Date posted 05/10/2021

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

The purpose of this position is to maintain the overall operations of the warehouse area in order to complete customer orders on a timely basis.


Principal Accountabilities

  • Operating forklifts.
  • Operate production equipment in a safe and efficient manner and all associated equipment to produce quality product.
  • Troubleshoot equipment failures and perform minor maintenance on this equipment.
  • Perform line changeovers as needed.  
  • Operate/Troubleshoot robotic palletizing and stretch wrapper
  • Supply packaging materials as necessary to own area as well as other areas
  • Put Trash/Cardboard away (dispose in trash compactor/carboard bailer).
  • Supply quality packaging materials that are in spec and meet standards.
  • Ensure Cargill’s and our customer’s food safety and quality criteria are understood and met without exception.
  • Ensure all sanitation daily and end of week tasks are being completed.
  • Assist other operators as needed. Cross train in all areas as needed.
  • Communicate with the line lead and/or supervisor to ensure overall success in all areas.
  • Understanding and adhering to all safety policies and procedures.
  • Maintaining a safe and clean work environment.
  • Correctly receive and ship product in accordance with orders.
  • Safely perform elevated work to retrieve stuck pallets in racks.
  • Perform periodic inventories as necessary with the support of office personnel to maintain accurate warehouse counts.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 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 lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to operate machinery and/or industrial equipment.
  • Ability to understand and communicate in English (verbal/written).
  • High School diploma or Equivalent.
  • Basic use of a computer and typing skills.
  • Ability to work overtime including weekends, holidays, or different shifts with advance notice.
  • Prior experience operating forklift.
  • Ability to work in elevated areas (4 feet and above)


  • Forklift certified.
  • Experience with SAP or a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office software, with an emphasis on Excel and Word.
  • Working knowledge of inventory systems.
  • Prior experience in production related work.

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