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Job ID 216908 Date posted 06-29-2022 Location : Strathroy, Canada

Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive — a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. 

At Cargill we have a Culture of Safety, our goal is to return everyone safely back to their loved ones every day.

Hourly Pay Rate: $20.00 CAD

Rotating Weekly Shift: Day 7:00 am -3:15pm - Afternoon 3:00 pm to 11:15 pm - Night 11:00pm - 7:15 am

Job Description:

Cargill Animal Nutrition division of Cargill, with operations in 23 countries, 4 continents and 170 operating plants, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of feed and nutritional products for livestock and pets.

As a Packaging Operator at our Animal Nutrition facility in Strathroy, ON you will be responsible for safe and efficient hands-on duties including setting up, adjusting and operating manufacturing machinery, exercising process control and operating related equipment, driving forklifts and maintaining the facility and grounds.

Principal Accountabilities:

•    Packaging Operation and Risk management
•    Operate multi-function machinery and process control equipment through control panels, computer terminals and other miscellaneous control systems to receive, transfer, grind, batch/blend, pellet/extrude, bag and ship animal feed/petfood safely and efficiently
•    Maintain shift- & processlogs as well as several other lean management related documents
•    Observe gauges, monitors etc. to ensure compliance with critical to quality specifications
•    Set up and adjust processing and packaging equipment to efficiently and safely manufacture animal feed/petfood
•    Perform miscellaneous operator care related maintenance duties as well as aid troubleshooting processes guided by maintenance technicians
•    Ensure plant and yard are clean and safe for customers and employees
•    Understanding and adhering to all safety rules and regulations
•    Maintaining a safe and clean work environment
•    Other duties as assigned


•    Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada
•    Cargill requires that employees be a minimum of 18 years old
•    Ability to perform physical job duties which may include bending, lifting 50 lbs kneeling, climbing, crawling, and twisting safely, with or without a reasonable accommodation
•    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
•    Ability to work in elevated areas (4 feet and above)
•    Ability to understand and communicate in English (verbal/written)
•    High School diploma or Equivalent
•    Basic use of a computer
•    Ability to work overtime including weekends, holidays, or different shifts with advance notice


•    Prior experience in production related work
•    Forklift certified
•    Proven ability to manage compliance with Environment, Health & Safety and Operations standards and regulations
•    Knowledge of inventory control, quality management, operating efficiency, agricultural experience or specialized knowledge of grain handling and crop input products
•    Mechanical aptitude with the ability to operate, service, and troubleshoot machinery

This Full-time position is located in Strathroy, ON however please expect receiving calls from a 204-area code in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided.

Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.

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