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FSO Production Operator

Sidney, Ohio

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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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Key Traits

What makes a successful General Production Professional at Cargill?
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  • Safety
  • Productive
  • Hardworking
  • Multi-tasker
  • Motivated
  • Responsible
  • Team player
  • Proactive
  • Focused
  • Efficient

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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.

FSO Production Operator

Job ID SID01086 Date posted 11/19/2020

This Full time position is located in Sidney, OH; however please expect receiving calls from a 952 area code in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided.

ing Wage is $21.14

Shift: rotating 

Invested in learning all FSO roles. Ensures the safe, efficient and secure operation of all production lines as assigned. Contributes to overall plant productivity by providing support to the production lines by being task oriented, proactive and responsive to changes. Supports Supervisor, production lead and all Cargill Initiatives.  Troubleshoots problems with production equipment and product flow.  Sets a good example by following Cargill’s “Guiding Principles”.  Understands and ensures that finished goods are within all customer specifications.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Day to day operations: Will operate injection molding equipment, packaging equipment and any other associated production equipment to produce quality product in a safe and efficient manner. IE) Conveyors, Oil packaging filler, capper, labeler and printer. Troubleshoot equipment failures and perform minor maintenance on this equipment. Assist maintenance with PM’s and/or repairs as needed.  Perform line changeovers and quality checks as required.  Commit to learn any new FSO initiatives. Learn to read and interpret the production schedule. Practice safe behaviors; follow all GMP’s and food safety initiatives as designated by Cargill.


Team building:  Assist other operators as needed. Cross train in all areas as needed. Communicate with the line lead and/or supervisor to ensure overall success in all areas.

Food Safety/Quality: Ensure Cargill’s and our customer’s food safety and quality criteria are understood and met without exception. 

Housekeeping: Ensure all sanitation daily and end of week tasks are being completed.



  • 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 work overtime, weekends and holidays with advance notice
  • 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
  • Ability to understand and communicate in English (verbal/written)
  • At least 1 year experience in production related work
  • Ability to work in elevated areas (4 feet and above)
  • Basic use of a computer
  • Must be able to operate machinery
  • Forklift experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Must be able to work in varied indoor and outdoor conditions with the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which may include heat, cold, dust, loud noise, etc.
  • Experience with SAP or a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office software, with an emphasis on Excel and Word
  • Experience with Inventory Systems

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