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Utilities Technician - Level I - Full Time - North Kingstown, RI

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Job ID 133486 Date posted 08/19/2021 Location : North Kingstown, Rhode Island

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.

Job Purpose and Impact

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

Cargill’s Protein business includes Case Ready meat packaging facilities. These facilities provide various packaged meat products to retail supermarket shelves to further our purpose of nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. We operate some of the most technologically advanced plants in the world, but they can’t run by themselves – we depend on creative, responsible, hardworking individuals like you! Bring your skills to our team and we can provide you with the tools, opportunities, and a culture that values and supports employee growth! To learn more about life at Cargill, visit our career page!

What Will Put You Ahead for a Level I Utilities Technician:

  • Experience with SAP or a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Previous industrial ammonia refrigeration experience
  • Process Safety Management (PSM) experience
  • Knowledge of wastewater systems and operations including primary treatment, activated sludge, clarification, disinfection, etc.

Shift: 2nd Shift

Key Accountabilities

A Typical Workday May Include:

  • Completing preventative, predictive, and reactive industrial maintenance throughout the facility while working in a fast-paced environment around raw meat
  • Operating standard maintenance tools such as power tools, basic hand tools, electric tools, etc.
  • Maintaining all aspects of the facility’s industrial ammonia system, including exposure to water treatment chemicals 
  • Documenting completed work and the conditions found; utilizing maintenance computer software as necessary
  • Operating forklifts and/or scissor lifts
  • Understanding and adhering to all safety rules and regulations
  • Maintaining a safe and clean work environment
  • Exposure to wet and/or humid conditions in a warm or cool environment, as well as slippery surfaces at varied heights
  • Standing for long periods of time, the use of stairs and ladders, and wearing Personal Protective 
  • Equipment (PPE) in designated areas of the facility
  • Other duties as assigned


What You Will Need for a Level I Utilities Technician:

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Ability to understand and communicate in English (verbal/written)
  • Ability to perform physical job duties which may include bending, lifting up to 50 lbs, kneeling, climbing, crawling, and twisting safely, with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • Must be able to work in varied indoor and outdoor conditions with the use of PPE, which may include heat, cold, dust, loud noise, etc.
  • Ability to work in elevated areas (4 feet and above)
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends and holidays with advance notice
  • Basic use of a computer
  • Must have a Certified Assistant Refrigeration Operator (CARO) Certification or be willing to obtain certification within the first year of employment
  • Knowledge of mechanical applications as they relate to pumps and pumping systems including chemical feed systems
  • Willingness to participate on the Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) team, including the ability to wear a respirator

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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