Operations Technician (282503)

Dalhart, TX
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 food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition, and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers, and foodservice companies. 

Job Type: Full Time

Shift Available: Rotating

Compensation: $25.00 /hr

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


A Typical Work Day May Include:


  • Executing processes and operating all equipment of a designated area to maintain a dynamic and continuous process flow such as collecting and processing samples

  • Monitor tank levels, product temperatures and pressures, including observing readings on computers and field instruments, documenting key readings and information and making appropriate adjustments

  • Troubleshoot and operate equipment & instrumentation efficiently and perform routine maintenance

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

  • Open communication with peers and management to promote a teamwork focused environment as well as developing and participating in individual/group skill development training

  • Operate mobile equipment such as forklifts, mobile lifts, and railcar movers as necessary

  • Moving, dumping and unloading ingredients in railcars/trucks

  • Operate standard maintenance tools such as power tools, basic hand tools, electric tools, etc.

  • Understanding and adhering to all safety trainings, food safety, sanitation, hygiene and environmental policies and procedures

  • Interfacing with customers and carriers of our products

  • Other duties as assigned


What You Will Need:


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

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • 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 perform physical job duties which may include bending, lifting up to 50lbs, kneeling, climbing, crawling, and twisting, 

  • with or without reasonable accommodation

  • 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

  • Basic use of computer


What Will Put You Ahead:


  • Experience operating mobile equipment such as forklifts, loaders, etc.

  • High school diploma/GED or a minimum of two years equivalent work experience

  • Experience with SAP or a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)

  • Experience working in a production lab, analyzing samples, and collecting data

  • Prior experience in production-related work

  • Basic experience troubleshooting various mechanical components and systems.



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