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Loan to Scholarship Program: Maintenance Assistant- Part Time/Temporary - Schuyler, NE

Schuyler, Nebraska

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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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Loan to Scholarship Program: Maintenance Assistant- Part Time/Temporary - Schuyler, NE

Job ID SCH03797 Date posted 02/23/2021
Cargill Protein
Cargill Protein is the umbrella organization of Cargill’s North American beef, pork and turkey, foodservice, food distribution and case ready 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
Cargill Beef believes being an industry leader is about more than delivering the highest-quality products and service. It’s about delivering on our promises. Throughout our history, our commitment to building a better future has been at the heart of everything we do. 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.
Position Purpose
Cargill is looking for high caliber people to join the team as an Industrial Maintenance Technician through our Loan-to-Scholarship program. Cargill’s Loan-to-Scholarship and Career Placement Program will pay for student’s 2-year Associate degree program, up front, as a “loan” to the student. Upon graduating with a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher, working at Cargill (Schuyler, NE) for 2 years post-graduation and meeting all other program requirements, Cargill will forgive the loan as a “scholarship”. The student will not be responsible for any educational expenses covered under the Loan-to-Scholarship program.
Eligible Applicants:
If you are seeking a 2-year Associates degree in an Industrial Maintenance trades Program you may qualify. Eligible trades include but are not limited to:
• Electrical Technology
• Electromechanical
• Mechanics
• Industrial Maintenance
Program Requirements:
• Graduate in 2 years (from a list of approved NE colleges)
• Work for Cargill during school Breaks
• Accept Cargill’s Employment Terms and Conditions
• 2-year of successful employment at Cargill (Schuyler, NE) post-graduation
Employees in our Loan-to-Scholarship program working as Mechanic Assistants in our maintenance departments are an important role in the future operations of our facility in Schuyler, NE. While an employee is completing their degree and working for Cargill while on break from school, the employee will be preforming the job as a Mechanic’s assistant. A Mechanic Assistant works alongside a upper level maintenance, electrician, or electronic technician employee while they learn the facility. The employee is exposed to what tasks different job titled in the Maintenance and Electronic department would perform. 
While performing the duties of a Mechanic Assistant, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions with slippery surfaces at varied heights; moving mechanical parts; fast paced warm/cool environment. The employee must work with chemicals and solvents and have the ability to operate moving vehicles. Positions require standing or walking the entire shift, the use of stairs, and the use of PPE which is required in all areas of the facility. (Not an all-inclusive list)
Principal Accountabilities 
Perform repetitive or non-routine tasks. Examples include:
• May operate heavy machinery (including forklift) or computer programs
• Use a variety of tools and retrieve parts
• Conduct daily set-up of area
• Troubleshooting
• Working around or with machinery and power sources such as electricity 
• Ensuring safety, food safety and quality
• Cleanliness and housekeeping
•Maintaining a safe working environment

Required Qualifications

• Fluent English (Read, Write, Speak)
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Ability to obtain a valid driver’s license
• Willing and able to participate on our HAZMAT team

Preferred Qualifications

• Computer skills
• Previous experience

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