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Production Laborer

Westwego, Louisiana

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Overview

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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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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Compensation & Pay Equity

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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.

Production Laborer

Job ID WES00914 Date posted 11/19/2020
This full time position is located in Westwego, Louisiana, however please expect receiving calls from a 952 area code in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided.

The purpose of this position is to operate equipment associated with the laborer process. Individuals in this position are responsible for effective and efficient housekeeping procedures, with minimal supervision. Interacts on a regular basis with customers, plant operators, supervisors or other personnel. 

Essential Duties:
 
  • Train and operate applicable equipment associated with the laborer process: including skid steer tractor (bobcat), forklift and sweeper.
  • Perform housekeeping duties in a designated area on site: including sweeping and shoveling products and grain dust into mobile equipment.
  • Perform assigned duties with the maintenance department: including helper, fire watches and confined space attendant.
  • Maintain a safe and sanitary atmosphere with a high regard for environmental impact of the operation.
  • Understand and adhere to state and federal Occupational Safety and Health rules and regulations as related to plant safety. Follow all Cargill safety rules and regulations.
  • Assist other plant personnel as needed, and will perform any other duty as requested by the production supervisor.

Required:
  • 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 that employees be a minimum of 18 years old to work in a production facility.
  • Ability to perform physical job duties which may include bending, lifting up to 50lbs, 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 (PPE) including a respirator
  • Ability to work in elevated areas (4 feet and above)
  • Ability to understand and communicate in English(verbal/written)
  • Ability to work overtime including weekends, holidays, or different shifts with advance notice

Preferred:

  • Able to operate machinery and/or industrial equipment
  • Forklift certified
  • High School diploma or Equivalent
  • Basic use of a computer
  • Prior experience in production related work

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