Extruder Operator (277661)

Lecompte, LA
United States
Job Description

Cargill Animal Nutrition is a global business that serves large-scale feed mill operators and retailers, as well as individual farmers. Our business has provided better nutrition for better lives for more than 120 years. By leading, innovating, and transforming the animal nutrition & health industry, we ensure that the customers we serve, the animals we feed, and the consumers who rely on that protein, thrive. 


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. We depend on creative, responsible, hardworking individuals like you to operate our business successfully! 


Job Type: Full Time 

Shift(s) Available: 2nd and 3rd

Compensation: Starting at $21.00/hr  

Sign-On Bonus: $1,000.00 


Benefits Information:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Insurance

  • Health and Wellness Incentives

  • Paid Vacation and Holidays

  • 401(k) with Cargill matching contributions

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

  • Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee Discounts


Principal Accountabilities: 

  • Process monitoring and control 

  • Product sampling analysis 

  • Procedures, policies and practices adherence and development 

  • Permit completion and coordination 

  • Assist in assuring efficiency of operation of equipment, quality of product, and safety of all personnel 

  • Performing quality checks on raw materials, intermediate process streams, and finished products, using a variety of laboratory equipment 

  • Performing verification and validation tasks associated with on-line instruments and control systems 

  • Unloading raw material, loading finished products (trucks, railcars, etc.), and controlling inventory to satisfy both internal and external customer needs 

  • Troubleshooting and performing a variety of preventive/planned basic maintenance tasks on plant systems and equipment. Also being directly involved with improvement of these systems and the equipment 

  • Problem analysis and solution implementation on short term operational deviations and longer-term plant needs 

  • Understanding and adhering to all safety rules and regulations while maintaining a safe and clean work environment 

  • Other duties as assigned 


  • 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 at least 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 elevated areas (4 feet and above) 

  • 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) 

  • Must be able to operate machinery and/or industrial equipment 

  • Ability to understand and communicate in English (verbal/written) 

  • High School diploma, secondary education level or equivalent

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in a production or manufacturing environment

  • Proficiency with computers and software applications 

  • Ability to work overtime including weekends, holidays, or different shifts with advance notice 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Prior experience as a control room operator 

  • Prior experience working with automation system software 

  • Forklift certified


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.


United States