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Maintenance Technician I

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Job ID 194172 Date posted 08/01/2022 Location : Mason City, Iowa

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.


Job Location: Mason City, IA

Job Type: Full Time
Shift: 3rd
Compensation: $24.75 - $35.25 /hr
Sign-On Bonus: $3,000


Benefits Information

  • $2.00 shift differential
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Insurance
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • 401(k) with Cargill matching contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Discounts


Principal Accountabilities 

  • 50% Diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctions of mechanical and electrical equipment. Work with others to promote quality and yield improvements. Complete scheduled daily work.  Provide follow-up to ensure problems are solved.  Develop and review maintenance Process Safety Management (PSM) and SOP’s for operation of equipment and system integrity.  Performing preventative, predictive maintenance, and reactive maintenance strategies as designated through the Maintenance and Operation Departments.  
  • 20% Maintain plant equipment and other work: Cover vacation and call ins as needed.
  • 10% Complete necessary documentation related to completion of Work Orders. 
  • 10% Maintain adherence to all Corporate Environmental Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.
  • 10% Report problems with the food safety management system to identified person(s).   Acquire and maintain knowledge of HACCP/OPRP/PRP (GMP) policies and requirements to complete all monitoring and/or verifications tasks as outlined in the Food Safety Management.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English. 
  • Must be able to read, understand, and follow all applicable safety, PRP, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points and Food Safety Procedures 
  • Good communication skills – reading, verbal, and written 
  • Positive attitude and the ability to work with others along with problem solving mentality

Preferred Qualifications

  • Food Safety in a manufacturing environment 
  • Ability to rebuild and repair pump valve cylinders, gear reducers, self-aligning bearings, and other related components
  • 2 years of Maintenance or completion of technical college degree in related field.
  • Ability to read & interpret detail blueprints and other technical documents
  • Understanding of pneumatic/hydraulics
  • Basic understanding of AC/DC Fundamentals
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Able to participate as a member of the emergency response team. Including wearing a full-face respirator mask as needed


Considered candidates will receive a phone call from a (952) area code. Please note that this position does not include relocation reimbursement.

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate them.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status.  Employees may be required to wear masks, depending on requirements of the business and public health requirements based on the spread of COVID in the community.


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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