Utility Operator

Kansas City, MO
Apr 11, 2017
Apr 27, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Utility Operator-KAN00611 Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. 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. Learn more at www.cargill.com.


Job Purpose/General Description

The purpose of this position is to assist others in the department, as needed, in daily activities. Individuals in this position are responsible for effective and efficient operations, with minimal supervision. Interacts on a regular basis with operators, supervisors and other personnel.

Essential Duties

Operators in this position:

  • Responsible for day to day operations of the plant, including material handling. Operate all equipment associated with the department assigned to, including scales, drags and conveyors.

  • Work indoors and outdoors in a dusty environment.

  • Enter confined spaces under proper permit conditions and supervision: including dust collectors, extractors, DT, meal dryers and bean tanks.

  • Control traffic through department and ensure that all visitors follow safety rules.

  • Troubleshoot problems as required.

  • Perform light maintenance, such as replacing valves, troubleshooting conveyors and pumps, etc. while safely using wrenches, air tools, hammers and various hand tools.

  • Maintain a safe and sanitary atmosphere with a high regard for environmental impact of the operation.

  • Inspect buildings, grounds, and equipment utilized by facility; determine immediate and long range needs for maintenance and repair work. Enter notifications utilizing maintenance computer program.

  • Understand and adhere to state and federal Occupational Safety and Health rules and regulations as related to plant safety. Follow all Cargill safety rules and regulations.

  • Complete all housekeeping assignments, work to improve the condition of the department, and work as a team member with a positive attitude.

  • Attend various mandatory safety and department meetings.

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

  • Assist other crush and plant personnel as needed, and will perform any other duty as requested by the production supervisor.


Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Persons in this position must have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:


  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must be willing and able to work rotating 8 or 12 hour shifts, including nights, overtime, weekends, holidays, and additional hours beyond regularly scheduled shift to cover vacancies.

  • Must be able to ascend and descend stairs, ladders, etc., to work in elevated areas of the plant, and must be able to work in confined spaces.

  • Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, twist, reach and work on irregular surfaces.

  • Must be willing and able to work in inclement conditions and extreme temperatures.

  • Must be able to work in an outdoor, dusty environment.

  • Must be able to frequently lift 10-25 pounds with occasional lifting up to 50 pounds.

  • Must be able to open/close 100 pound rail car lids and doors.

  • Must be able to wear respirator and required safety equipment.

  • Must be computer literate including being able to enter and retrieve data.

  • Must be able to learn computer software programs such as Microsoft Office, Outlook, and SAP.

  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must have very good time management skills.

  • Must be able to prioritize tasks and possess follow-up skills.

  • Must be willing to accept accountability.

  • Must have demonstrated high performance (work performance, attendance record, safety record.)

Equipment Used

Operators in this position will use multiple hand tools, PPE and industrial vehicles to assist with job duties. Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Operations

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job