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Job ID 173401 Date posted 02/15/2022 Location : Vernon, California

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 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 Type: Full Time

Shift(s) Available: 1st and 2nd. 

Compensation: $39.00/hr 

Sign-On Bonus: $2,000

Benefits information:

  • Overtime Potential

  • Vacation & Holiday Pay

  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, & Vision)

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Life Insurance and Short-Term Disability

  • Career Development Opportunities

  • Employee Discounts

Principal Accountabilities

  • 50% Leading a team of maintenance mechanics under the direction of the plant's maintenance manager and maintenance supervisor.Completing documentation relating to work orders, researching parts to order, communicating with other plant departments on equipment status', back up to the maintenance supervisor. Performs daily assessments of work area and addresses opportunities to meet business and customer expectations; including but not limited scheduling/staffing updates and line balancing 

  • 20% Operating standard maintenance tools such as power tools, basic hand tools, electric tools, preventative maintenance technology tools, etc. Documenting completed work and the conditions found; utilizing maintenance computer software as necessary. Utilizing and working with maintenance trades and components such as industrial electrical/automation, industrial millwright work, and industrial plumbing, along with completing various building/grounds work. Operating forklifts and/or scissor lifts

  • 20% Completing preventative, predictive, and reactive industrial maintenance throughout the facility while working in a fast-paced environment around raw meat and ready to eat product. Utilizing, repairing and testing various equipment, including automated packaging equipment and conveyor systems. 

  • 10% Lead shift exchange daily meeting, filling out appropriate paperwork/reports for various parts of the process and any other duties as assigned by supervisor.Other duties as assigned 


Required qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

  • 2 or more years of advanced mechanical and Electromechanical skills 

  • 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

  • Ability to work in elevated areas (4 feet and above)

  • Must be able and willing to work nights, overtime, weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts

  • 4 or more years of experience with electrical power and controls (Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), and instruments) especially Allen-Bradley

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish. 

  • Forklift, scissor lift, boom lift experience

  • 1 or more years of maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment or leadership position experience

  • 2 or more years or experience in maintenance in food manufacturing or animal protein industry.

  • Meat processing experience

  • Experience working with food industry technology, such as meat grinders, packaging equipment, patty formers, conveyors, scales, metal detectors, etc.

Considered candidates will receive a phone call from a (952) area code. Please note that this position does not include relocation reimbursement.

US Covid-19 Vaccination Update: Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time. Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status. Regardless of vaccination status you will be required to wear masks and follow Cargill’s safety protocols.


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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