Cargill Maintenance Mechanic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Maintenance Mechanic

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 i n Cedar Rapids, IA ; however please expect receiving calls from a 952 number in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided.

Provide various mechanical support in an industrial facility.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Understand and follow precautions required by MSDS.

  • Properly lock out various equipment.

  • Be able to follow steps in a job plan or tech manual, to repair and adjust a variety of equipment.

  • Possess the mechanical aptitude to complete certification as a C3 mechanic.

  • Safely operate drill press, stick and wire welders, saws, grinders etc (typical shop equipment)

  • Properly use basic hand tools.

  • Properly use precision tools (micrometer, torque wrench, pi tape etc)

  • Understand alignment fundamentals, with ability to align pulleys, pumps, gearboxes and drives.

  • Properly document work orders and communicate inspection results.

  • Troubleshoot and repair conveyance, slides, pumps and other process equipment.

  • Properly install bearings, couplings, belts, bushings, valves etc.

  • Operate Mobile equipment-skid steer loaders, fork lift, JLG lifts

  • Understand all Critical Safety Devices and Testing procedures.

  • Understand and follow all Cargill and governmental environmental requirements.

  • Understand and follow all Cargill and plant location safety rules and regulations and Safety Program participation.

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

  • Inspect buildings, grounds, and equipment utilized by facility; determine immediate and long-range needs for maintenance and repair work.

  • Enter work orders into SAP to schedule repairs, utilizing maintenance computer program.

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

  • Complete all Housekeeping assignments, work to improve the condition of assigned department(s), 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 management.



  • 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 to work in a production facility.

  • Must be able to read/write English.

  • High School diploma or Equivalent.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Ability to work overtime.

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


  • Able to perform physical job duties including: shoveling.

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

  • Able to perform maintenance trades including: Machinist, welding pipe fabrication, rigging systems, gearbox and bearing maintenance, lubrication, pumps piping system, mechanical maintenance and hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

  • Previous experience with MRO (Maintenance Repair Ops) and/or MRP (Material Requirement Planning)

  • Prior experience in production related work.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-IA-Cedar Rapids

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: CED01027