Maintenance Mechanic III (280625)

Vernon, 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.

Job Location: Vernon, CA

Job Type: Full Time

Shift(s) Available: 1st & 2nd

Compensation: $32.50 /hr


Benefits Information

  • Overtime Potential

  • Paid Time off after 30 days and Paid Holidays

  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, & Vision)

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Life Insurance and Short-Term Disability

  • Career Development Opportunities

  • Employee Discounts


Principal Accountabilities

  • Completing preventative, predictive, and reactive industrial maintenance throughout the facility while working in a fast-paced environment around raw and/or cooked meat

  • 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

  • Utilizing, repairing and testing various equipment, including automated packaging equipment and conveyor systems

  • Operating forklifts and/or scissor lifts

  • Understanding and adhering to all safety rules and regulations

  • Maintaining a safe and clean work environment

  • Exposure to wet and/or humid conditions in a warm or cool environment, as well as slippery surfaces at varied heights

  • Standing for long periods of time, the use of stairs and ladders, and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated areas of the facility

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without Visa sponsorship

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • 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 varied indoor and outdoor conditions which may include heat, cold, dust, loud noise, etc., with the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

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

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

  • Basic use of a computer

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience with electrical power and control systems, such as programmable logic controllers (PLC) and variable frequency drives (VFD)

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems


Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous industrial refrigeration experience in food manufacturing and/or animal protein industry

  • Familiarity with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP) guidelines

  • Ability to program Allen Bradley PLC’s


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