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Utility Operator
Cargill Inc. | Sioux City, Iowa
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Job Description

Utility Operator

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 155,000 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 in  Sioux City, Iowa; however please expect receiving calls from a 952 area code in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided.  


The purpose of this position is to assist in operating and maintaining the plant. Individuals in this position have shared responsibility for housekeeping with all departments and perform duties at a satellite location, with minimal supervision. Interacts on a regular basis with operators, supervisors, customers and other personnel.  


Principal accountabilities

  • Responsible for day to day operations of the plant and satellite location, including material handling.  Operate all equipment associated with the department assigned to, including railcar opener, oil loadout spout, 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. 
  • Operators in this position will use company vehicle, multiple hand tools including shovels, PPE and industrial vehicles including forklift, boom lift, bobcat and loader to assist with job duties.




  • 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.
  • Valid  Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to read/write English.
  • High School diploma or Equivalent.
  • 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 25 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.


  • Able to operate heavy equipment.
  • Forklift certified.
  • Prior experience in production related work.

 Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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