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Product Handler

Lafayette, Indiana

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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.

Product Handler

Job ID LAF00244 Date posted 09/14/2020 This full time position is located in Lafayette, Indiana however please expect receiving calls from a 952 area code in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided.

This is a 12 hour rotating shift, it goes from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm and vice versa. 3 days on and 3 days off and moving from days to nights every 6 weeks.

The purpose of this position is to operate equipment associated with the loading and unloading process. Operators in this position are responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the loadout and unloading areas, with minimal supervision. They will ensure that the equipment is fully operational and in good repair. Interacts on a regular basis with customers, operators, supervisors or other personnel. 

Operators in this position:
  • Operate all equipment associated with the loadout and unloading process for trucks and rail: including scales, drags and conveyors.
  • Ensure accurate information of scale weights and transactions are recorded daily.
  • Operate computer programs needed to load finished products. Hand write tickets If computer network is unavailable.
  • Monitor inventory of tanks by reading levels on computer and/or ascending ladder to top of storage tanks to take physical tank measurements.
  • Ensure quality of the product meets Food Safety guidelines and customer specifications at loadout. Report all food safety concerns immediately to supervisor.
  • Process samples utilizing lab equipment to obtain and record values on a computer spreadsheet and collect samples for several process areas.
  • Control traffic through department and ensure that all visitors follow safety rules.
  • Perform light maintenance, such as replacing valves, troubleshooting conveyors and pumps, etc. while safely using wrenches, air tools, hammers and various hand tools.
  • Maintain a safe and sanitary atmosphere with a high regard for environmental impact of the operation.
  • Inspect buildings, grounds, and equipment utilized by facility; determine immediate and long range needs for maintenance and repair work. Enter notifications utilizing maintenance computer program.
  • Understand and adhere to state and federal Occupational Safety and Health rules and regulations as related to plant safety. Follow all Cargill safety rules and regulations.
  • Complete all housekeeping assignments, work to improve the condition of the department, and work as a team member with a positive attitude.
  • Attend various mandatory safety and department meetings.
  • Communicate in a courteous and positive manner to accomplish duties effectively, working as a team with all involved.
  • Assist other plant personnel as needed, and will perform any other duty as requested by the supervisor.

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.
  • Must be able and willing to perform with or without reasonable accommodation: bending, kneeling, climbing, crawling, twisting, work in confined spaces and lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • High School diploma or GED Equivalent.
  • Ability to work holidays, or nights, weekends or different shifts, overtime with advance notice.
  • Ability to work in elevated areas (4 feet and above)
  • Must be able 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.
  • Must be able to operate machinery and/or industrial equipment.
  • Must be able to understand and communicate in English(verbal/written)
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Prior experience in food manufacturing, packaging, railroad, or related

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