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Packaging 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?
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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Compensation & Pay Equity

We pay for performance and provide equal pay for the same work.

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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.

Packaging Operator

Job ID SID01163 Date posted 05/04/2021

This full-position is in Sidney, Ohio; however, please expect receiving calls from a 952 area code in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided.

Food Service Oil Operator Overview:

Invested in learning all FSO (Food Service Oil) roles
. Ensures the safe, efficient and secure operation of production lines. Contributes to overall plant productivity and efficiency by providing support to the production lines by being task-oriented, proactive and responsive. Supports the Supervisor, Production Lead and all Cargill initiatives. Troubleshoots problems with production flow and equipment. Sets a good example by following Cargill’s “Guiding Principles”. Understands and ensures that finished goods are within all customer specifications.

Principal Accountabilities:
  • Day to day operations: Practice safe behaviors, follow all GMP’s and food safety initiatives as designated by Cargill. Operate production equipment in a safe and efficient manner. Will operate Blow Molder, Filler, Handle Applicator, Labeler, Case Erector and Case Packer. Will troubleshoot equipment failures and perform minor maintenance on this equipment. Perform line changeovers as needed. Commit to learn all FSO initiatives.
  • 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 including weekends, holidays, or different shifts with advance notice
  • Ability to understand and communicate in English(verbal/written)
  • 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)
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
Preferred qualifications
  • Basic use of a computer
  • Forklift certified
  • Able to perform physical job duties which may include bending, kneeling, climbing, crawling, and twisting safely, with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • Prior experience in production related work

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