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Maintenance Mechanic

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Job ID 156736 Date posted 11/16/2021 Location : Vernon, California

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 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: 1st & 2nd 
Compensation: $24.80/hr

Benefits Information:
•    $2,000 Sign-On Bonus!
•    $1.00/hr 2nd Shift Differential
•    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

Position Purpose

The purpose of this position is to assist the production lines with electrical / mechanical problems and issues and perform electrical/mechanical preventative maintenance.  The customers of this position are the line operators and supervisors. 

Persons in this position are responsible for troubleshooting and repairing all manner of electrical / mechanical problems while following all Good Hygienic Practices (GHP’s), food safety and quality policies and procedures.

Principle Accountabilities

•    Be proactive in answering radio calls and conducting all aspects of the maintenance and repair of plant equipment and control systems.
•    Communicate with other maintenance shifts to ensure proper pass down of maintenance related issues.
•    Develop and maintain an effective working relationship between maintenance and other departments to ensure customer deadlines are met.
•    Adhere to all food safety and quality policies.
•    Develops, recommends, and implements measures to improve productions methods, equipment performance and quality of product.
•    Monitors and enforces safety requirements.
•    Qualifications – Internal
•    Must work well under pressure in a very fast paced environment
•    Ability to work with a variety of hand tools
•    Problem resolution skills and proficient interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written

Required Qualifications
•    Must be eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship
•    Must be 18 years or older
•    Ability to work in a cold to warm environment 
•    Ability to read, write, and speak English
•    2 or more years of experience with mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
•    1 or more years of experience with electrical power and controls (Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), and instruments) especially Allen-Bradley
•    1 or more years or experience in maintenance in food manufacturing or animal protein industry.

Preferred Qualifications
•    Previous industrial refrigeration experience in food manufacturing and/or animal protein industry. 
•    3 or more years of experience with mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
•    Familiarity with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP) guidelines

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


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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