Grind - Utilities Operator (278202)

Fresno, CA
United States
Job Description

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.

Location: Fresno, CA

Job Type: Full time

Shift Available: 2nd 

Compensation: $26/hr to $37/hr



  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Insurance

  • Health and Wellness Incentives

  • Paid Vacation after 30 days

  • Paid 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


Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Process and Industry Standards and Specifications

  • Effectively and safely operates standard maintenance tools such as power tools, basic hand tools and basic electrical testing equipment

  • Perform preventative maintenance up to and including Annual PM’s.

  • Read and understand mechanical and electrical schematics without issue.

  • Complete minor troubleshooting of mechanical and electrical related issues without direct supervision.

  • Follow prescribed safety rules and regulation as well as other departmental policies and procedures. Help to develop proper safety techniques.

  • Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems; using precision measuring and testing instruments.

  • Understand and certify in LOTO

  • Acquire planned materials, tools and documentation for planned work, and work order information for reactive work.

  • Prepare work site – scaffolding, safety, etc

  • Perform maintenance task

  • Respond to interruption work from immediate supervisor.

  • Move to next job after completion or as directed by Maintenance Supervisor

  • With the Maintenance Supervisor, resolve problems as needed to perform work

  • Complete Closeout Activities including, Tool accountability / Parts reconciliation, Sanitation tagging / Notification to Production, Return unused materials and tools, Functional Operations test complete, and arrange for PdM validation.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Knowledge of Hazmat, ER, and PSM

  • Experience with Ammonia Refrigeration, Boilers, or other Highly Hazardous Processes/Industrious settings.

  • Experienced in the use of computers and a computerized maintenance management control system.

  • Knowledge of PDM technologies (IR, UE, VA, OA)

  • Knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, PLCs, Electrical and mechanical functions.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • 1-2 years of industrial refrigeration experience OR minimum 7 month technical training certification

  • Able to pass a pulmonary function test 

  • Experienced in the use of computers and a computerized maintenance management control system. 

  • Read, write, and speak English 

  • Able to perform basic math

  • Must be able to work overtime and weekends as needed.

  • Member of Hazmat Team 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school diploma 

  • Previously worked for Cargill 

  • RETA certified CIRO 

  • RETA certified CARO 

  • Over 2 years of Ammonia refrigeration experience

  • Completed the industrial refrigeration Operator 1 course 

  • Experience working in a food processing environment

 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