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Cargill 2nd Shift Production Operator in Buffalo, Iowa

2nd Shift Production Operator

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


This Full-time position is located in Buffalo, Iowa; however please expect receiving calls from a 952 area code in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided.

The Production Operator position entails performing tasks in the bagging and shipping/receiving area to ensure proper production, loading and shipping of packaged salt products. This includes operating packing equipment, driving a forklift for the transfer of palletized product for storage and loading within the warehouse and shipping areas. General cleanup duties in the warehouse and shipping areas are required.

Principal Accountabilities:

Safely and efficiently operate equipment at site, including but not limited to bagging machines, shipping computers, and pallet inverters.

Safely operate motorized vehicles used to move or lift products, equipment, or materials within and around plant.

Operate computers to check work orders/schedule, print shipping paperwork and labels.

Comply with corporate policies and procedures related to Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Feed Safety risks associated with products

Support a culture of zero fatality, injury and illness.

Understand and proactively avoid environmental impact and potential risk to the businesses.

Perform general tasks around plant with minimal supervision.

Basic computer operation skills to perform data entry for label production and monitoring of inventory and shipment completion; warehouse/shipping software, SAP software, or inventory management software.

Experience operating and troubleshooting industrial equipment (ex., packaging machinery, etc.)

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and in a positive manner.



  • 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 be a minimum of 18 years old to work in a production facility.

  • Must be able to read/write English.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Must be able to perform physical job duties including bending/stooping, climbing ladders, open/close valves, shoveling, pounding with hammer and work in confined spaces.

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

  • Must be able to work under special work conditions, such as extreme heat or cold.

  • Must be able to operate machinery.

  • Must be able to operate heavy equipment.

  • Ability to work overtime.

  • Ability to work holidays, nights, weekends or different shifts.

  • At least 1 year of experience in production related work.


  • High School diploma or Equivalent.

  • Forklift certified.

  • Able to work in elevated areas.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-IA-Buffalo

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: BUF00110