Cargill Refinery Technician in Sioux City, Iowa

Refinery Technician

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 150,000 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 at Sioux City, IA. Relocation assistance is not provided.

Operate and maintain efficient refinery, bleaching, hydrogenation, deodorizer, utility, and wastewater processes. Troubleshoot process, equipment and/or programming issues or failures.


  • Direct responsibility for operating and troubleshooting refining, bleaching, hydrogenation, deodorizer, utility, wastewater processes and using computerized control systems.

  • Assist with troubleshooting of all other refinery operations as necessary (tank farm, loading/unloading, lab). The refinery technician will be expected to learn and understand all refinery operations.

  • Verify operational performance by reviewing the Lab Technician analytical testing results associated with the assigned processes; interpret the data, make process changes if necessary, and communicate as needed.

  • Responsible for ensuring the equipment is fully operational and in good repair. Perform minor maintenance on equipment and report maintenance issues.

  • Maintain the sanitation of the refinery in order to meet quality and food safety standards. Off-load incoming chemical trucks and load-out products.

  • Trouble shoot minor problems as required. Refinery Technicians are expected to know the process well enough to distinguish between problems that require immediate attention and those that can wait until more resources are available.

  • Continue to develop his or her troubleshooting skills over time.

  • Communicate in a courteous and positive manner to accomplish duties effectively, working as a team with all involved.

  • The refinery technician’s priorities/responsibilities are: Safety-1, Quality-2,Production-3,Housekeeping -4, Special projects -5.



  • 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 that employees be a minimum of 18 years old.

  • Must be able to read/comprehend English.

  • High School Graduate or Equivalent.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Ability to work overtime.

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

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

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

  • Ability to work in elevated areas.

  • Ability to work under special work conditions, such as extreme heat or cold.


  • Able to perform physical job duties including: pounding with hammer and shoveling.

  • Able to operate heavy equipment and machinery.

  • Forklift certified.

  • Prior experience in production related work.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-IA-Sioux City

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: SIO00340