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Cargill Production Operator in Buffalo, Iowa

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.

Cargill Salt, a business unit of Cargill, Incorporated, is a leader in the industry, providing salt, service and solutions to the food, water conditioning, agricultural, industrial, and packaged ice control markets.

Salary: $18/h

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Perform tasks in the bagging and shipping/receiving area to ensure proper production, loading and shipping of packaged salt products, by operating equipment such as 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

  • Perform general tasks around plant with minimal supervision

  • Understanding and adhering to all safety rules and regulations

  • Maintaining a safe and clean work environment

  • 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.


  • Eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship

  • Be 18 years or older

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one

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

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

  • Basic computer skills

  • High School diploma or Equivalent

  • 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 lift product and tools up to 50 lbs. at various heights. This can be a frequent requirement depending on need. with or without a reasonable accommodation

  • Be physically able to perform the job duties including bending, kneeling, crawling, and twisting safely, stooping, shoveling, sweeping, pounding with hammers, climbing stairs and ladders, opening and closing valves, and extended driving/riding/maneuvering of forklifts.

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

  • Forklift experience

  • At least 6 months of experience in a production or plant environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mechanical experience in a manufacturing or industrial environment

  • Forklift Certified

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

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

US Covid-19 Vaccination Update: Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time. Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.