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Cargill Production Worker in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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

Diamond V a Cargill inc. brand is a global, research-focused, technology-driven organization with-in Cargill Animal Nutrition Enterprise that develops and manufactures natural products to improve nutrition, health, and performance in food animal and companion animal species.

The Production worker is primarily responsible for grinding, packaging, warehousing, shipping, and receiving operations in an automated work environment. Ensures the product is produced efficiently, on time and according to specification. Supports Diamond V’s commitment to product quality, product safety and regulatory compliance by following written and routine standard operating procedures. This includes observing food hygiene, food safety and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) when conducting assigned job duties.

Principal accountabilities

Essential duties: Include but are not limited to the following.

Grinding Process

  • Operate warehouse management system equipment to direct issue micro-add ingredients

Packaging Process

  • Operate warehouse management system equipment to direct issue supplies, including bag stock


  • Operate warehouse management system equipment to move pallets from one location to another


  • Collect incoming ingredient samples.Record all information specific to the sample


  • Operate warehouse management system equipment to load finished product onto trucks

  • Operate drying equipment as required

  • Perform equipment maintenance as needed


  • Safety, EPA, HACCP and other Certification work order completion

  • Fumigation

  • Snow Removal

  • May be asked to perform Operator job duties or other job related duties as requested by supervisor

Other Qualifications:

  • Operate forklifts

  • Start / Stop

  • Monitor

  • Ability to operate automated process equipment, including; batching, grinding, drying, packaging, palletizing, and warehouse management

  • Ability to use hand and power tools

  • Ability to obtain certification to handle fumigants and pesticides

  • Ability to follow procedures and work in a safe and efficient manner

  • May require a substantial amount of repetitive motion

  • Occasional exposure to noise, dust, damp conditions, temperature extremes (unloading rail cars outside)

  • May be exposed to pesticide fumes when loading trucks

  • Setups and adjustments, both mechanical and computerized

  • Operate warehouse management system equipment to receive supplies and ingredients

Measures Of Performance:

  • Soundness of operational decisions

  • Efficient and safe operation of the production facility

  • Attainment of production goals and quality standards

  • Effectiveness of working relationships with others in the company. Includes communication, cooperation and team effort

  • Adherence to Corporate Core Values

Staffing Relationships:

  • Daily contact with other plant personnel, as well as customer and supplier truck drivers

  • Occasional contact with other employees, vendors, contractors, and customer


  • 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

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

  • High School diploma or Equivalent

  • Ability to perform physical job duties which may include bending, kneeling, climbing, crawling, and twisting safely, with or without a reasonable accommodation

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 55 pounds

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

  • 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

  • Must be able to operate machinery and/or industrial equipment

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


  • Basic use of a computer

  • Forklift certified

  • Prior experience in production related work

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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.