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Utilities Apprentice

Manchester, United Kingdom

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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.

Utilities Apprentice

Job ID MAN00588 Date posted 12/10/2019
Position Purpose & Summary

To train in the safe and effective operation of the Utilities plant through distributed control system and locally, to problem solve when required. Utilities plant to incorporate gas turbines, waste heat boilers, cooling towers, condensate, compressed air, water, gas, effluent and steam systems.  You will study for the level 3 apprenticeship standard: ‘Utilities Engineering Technician’ provided by SETA.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Logging, monitoring and reporting of CHP and Utility plant operation
  • Operating and first line maintenance of the Utility plant and system
  • Regular safety checks-daily, weekly and monthly
  • Maintaining and developing key performance indicators
  • Conducting in-process analysis, including boilers and cooling towers
  • Participation in projects and community activities
  • Studying towards Level 3 Utilities Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard including:
    • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
    • BTEC level 3 in Advanced Manufacturing Technology
    • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technical Support

Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs, grade 4/ C or above or equivalent, including Maths, English and Dual Science or single sciences (including Physics)
Preferred Qualifications
  • AS level Maths or Physics or equivalent
  • A level or equivalent (BTEC/HNC) in science/engineering
Minimum Qualifications
  • An ability to demonstrate a genuine desire to work in an engineering/manufacturing environment
  • Inquisitiveness and a strong desire to learn
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Team work and clear communication which are integral parts of successfully working in a team
  • Fully conversant in Microsoft office to include Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Proven analytical and fault finding techniques.
  • Experience within manufacturing operation or   utility systems a benefit though not essential as full training will be provided.

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

Interested? Then please send us your CV and cover letter today.

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This role is managed by Cargill’s recruitment partner, Morson International. By submitting your CV for this role you are providing your consent to your CV and application details being sent to Morson International for the purposes of managing the recruitment process. If you have any questions about how Morson International will use your data for this application process please contact Anne Oxton via 0161 707 1516.If you have any questions about how Cargill will use your data for this application process please contact

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