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Production Operator

Memphis, Tennessee

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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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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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Benefits

Compensation & Pay Equity

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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.

Production Operator

Job ID MEM00781 Date posted 05/08/2021

This Full-time position is located in Memphis, TN; however please expect receiving calls from a 952 number in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided.

From frosting on birthday cakes to the fuel in your car, Cargill Starches & Sweeteners North America (Starches & Sweeteners NA) is a part of your life in more ways than you would imagine. Leading national brands choose Starches & Sweeteners NA to develop, manufacture, and deliver ingredients that differentiate their food and beverage products in the marketplace. In addition, Starches & Sweeteners NA unlocks the goodness of the common corn kernel to create ingredients that are used in cattle feed, plastics, food packaging and medicines. Starches & Sweeteners NA also markets its own national brands, such as Truvia®, a zero-calorie sweetener, and Sweet Bran®, a value-added cattle feed.

Starches & Sweeteners NA employs more than 2,400 people and operates facilities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.

Operation Technicians are directly involved with processing corn germ, our raw material, into refined corn oil and feed products.

In addition to these areas, the Operations Technician will have an opportunity to participate with others in many different specialty tasks and projects. A few examples might include participation on the Safety committee or quality improvement teams. The plant is a large manufacturing facility and technicians will be subject to performing tasks working under varying temperature extremes, some physical labor, dealing with heights, handling of chemicals, exposure to dust, some tasks that require use of a respirator, and working around a wide variety of continuous process equipment.

 
Technician responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following tasks: 
 

•    Process monitoring and control.
•    Product sampling analysis.
•    Troubleshooting and maintenance of process equipment and instrumentation.
•    Procedures, policies and practices adherence and development.
•    Permit completion and coordination.
•    Assist in assuring efficiency of operation of equipment, quality of product, and safety of all personnel.
•    Performing quality checks on raw materials, intermediate process streams, and finished products, using a variety of laboratory equipment.
•    Performing verification and validation tasks associated with on-line instruments and control systems.
•    Unloading raw material, loading finished products (trucks, railcars, etc), and controlling inventory in order to satisfy both internal and external customer needs.
•    Performing a variety of preventive/planned basic maintenance tasks on plant systems and equipment. Also being directly involved with improvement of these systems and the equipment.
•    Problem analysis and solution implementation on short term operational deviations and longer term plant needs.
•    Being responsible for the safety, food safety, sanitation, and hygiene conditions as a member of an area team, including necessary clean up and proper handling of the product and production equipment.


Schedule Expectations:

The facility runs 24 hours per day 365 days per year. Technicians are required to work a 8-hour rotating shift (7:00 am - 3:00 pm, 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm & 11:00 pm – 7:00 am), which will include weekends and holidays. During plant startups and shutdowns employees will be expected to work additional hours beyond the normal schedule as required and may participate in classroom type training. Additional hours will be required for safety & team meetings and other necessary training.

Applicants must be able to pass the skills assessment exam.

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.
•    Ability to perform physical job duties which may include bending, lifting up to 50lbs, kneeling, climbing, crawling, and twisting safely, with or without a reasonable accommodation
•    Ability to work in elevated areas (4 feet and above)
•    Ability 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)
•    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
•    Ability to work overtime including weekends, holidays, or different shifts with advance notice

Preferred:


•    Forklift certified
•    Prior experience in production related work

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