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Cargill Packaging Technician in Eddyville, Iowa

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

The Packaging Technician position is responsible for packaging, sampling, reprocessing / repackaging and loading products out of the facility. Coordinate packaging schedule with distribution. Ensure compliance with tate/interstate/global regulations for shipping and loading. Coordinate and schedule larger maintenance jobs on packaging equipment. Conduct weekly maintenance/ PM,s as required to maintain equipment and FSQR standards.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Operate all packaging equipment including bagger, supersacker, and palletizer. Enter and reconcile production and inventory in SAP. Control packaging through the operation of various computer programs. Create and apply labeling in accordance with regulatory and quality standards. Make optimization decisions based on silo management, quality requirements and schedule demands. Collect finished product samples. Load liquid bulk trucks, totes and drums. Reprocess dry and liquid product as needed.

  • Troubleshoot, repair or plan maintenance for packaging equipment. Includes preventative maintenance, including adjustments to packaging equipment. Perform equipment lockouts and correctly issue work permits as needed.

  • Operate forklift, trailer jockey, inspect and load shipments. Unload/Load raw materials, packaging supplies and product using the warehouse racking system. Ensure compliance with state/interstate/global regulations when deciding on load pattern based on type and length of trailer being loaded. Shuttle trailers, dispatch trucks/shipments, and wrap product as required to meet customer requests.

  • Maintain and monitor physical and product inventory and order packaging supplies. Work with other warehouses to track inventory. Work with vendors or original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Interface with the Customer Relationship Tracking system (CRT), interact with customer service, coordinate packaging schedule with input from distribution and any other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • 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

  • Ability to work in elevated areas

  • Must be able to operate machinery

  • Ability to work overtime

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

Preferred:

  • Able to operate heavy equipment

  • Forklift certified

  • Prior experience in production related work

  • High School diploma or Equivalent.

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.

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