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AE&I Tech Maintenance - Full Time - Nashville, TN

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Job ID 135641 Date posted 07/22/2021 Location : Nashville, Tennessee

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 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.


This is a full-time position located in Nashville, Teennessee. This position does not provide any type of relocation assistance.
Please note you may receive calls from a 952 area code if you are considered for the position.

Cargill Protein


Cargill Protein is the umbrella organization of Cargill’s North American beef, turkey, and food distribution businesses. Our businesses based in Wichita, Kansas, provide wholesome, high quality, nutritious and flavorful products to customers ranging from foodservice operators and grocery stores, to food manufacturers and export markets. These businesses employ more than 28,000 people in the US and Canada, who work at dozens of processing and support facilities.

Cargill Beef


At Cargill Beef, we know that our customers don’t just sell products; they sell the reputations behind those products. Our customers provide people with something that they crave and love and it’s a product that we love, too. And we understand how deeply the quality of our red meat connects to our customers’ reputations. After all, it’s our reputation, too. We have been innovating for the last 150 years to bring our partners new solutions that help nourish the world. We continue to aggressively pursue improvements and produce real results that impact not only our operations but our industry, employees and the world around us. By continuously improving our products, processes and services we are ensuring a better, more sustainable future for our employees, for our customers, for our communities and for our company. 

The AE&I Tech is responsible for the execution of automation solutions in support of projects primarily at the local site and will work as part of a centrally focused team implementing best practice standards and guidelines. 

•    Provide troubleshooting expertise in the areas of automation, electrical and instrumentation in support of the plant.
•    Learn CTCM facility functions (both the processes and the service groups). 
•    Continuously gain knowledge and experience in automation, electrical and instrumentation.
•    Investigate, design, write and complete projects that will improve productivity or process reliability.
•    Provide programming and configuration expertise to support projects.
•    Management of troubleshooting tools and documentation.
•    Participate in Root Cause Analysis efforts and solutions.

Shift Available: 3rd Shift 

Principal Accountabilities

This role involves physical activity in a food processing environment, which generally requires a moderate amount of exertion on a fairly regular basis–involving bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, working on irregular surfaces, occasional lifting of objects weighing more than 50 pounds and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds. Walking or standing for extended periods of time will be required as well as the occasional use of stairs and/or ladders. The work may also involve other exertions, conditions or exposures (e.g. heat, cold, dust). This position is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions with slippery surfaces, moving mechanical parts and fast paced warm/cool environments. Personal protective equipment use is required in all areas of the facility.

45%    Execution of automation solutions used for controlling plant process.  Will involve design and configuration of control systems and oversight of electrical and instrumentation functions related to projects.  Will be required to obtain knowledge of plant processes.
25%    Design and Implement control strategies based on current best practice standards and approved components.
20%    Work with fix/support team to identify areas in need of improvement and reliability. Provide training for completed projects.
10%    Training and development courses by HR, vendors and outside consultants.

Required Qualifications

•    Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or visa sponsored by a third-party employer.
•    Must be 18 years of age or older.
•    Knowledge of PLC/HMI/Controls programming languages.
•    Ability to update and troubleshoot a range of electrical or instrumentation systems.
•    Ability to read and analyze electrical schematics.
•    Strong communication and organizational skills.
•    Ability to work well in a team or individual environment and be a self-starter.


Preferred Qualifications

•    Ability to understand continuous and batch process control strategies.
•    Possess a working understanding of the production process.
•    Ability to configure and program a variety of control systems including PLC and HMI systems.
•    Knowledge of reliability centered maintenance, planning and scheduling.
•    Automation, Electrical, and / or Instrumentation experience with Allen-Bradley and Siemens.
•    Design and implementation knowledge of plant digital business technologies.


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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