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Cargill Production Operator in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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

Cargill Corn Milling in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has openings for full time production operators. We are seeking team members that demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, succeed in a high-performance team environment and consistently meet quality, safety and operational requirements.


  • Operating and maintaining a dynamic and continuous process flow.

  • Maintaining the facility to exceed regulatory and customer requirements.

  • Conducting efficiency tests and collecting/analyzing product samples.

  • Interfacing with customers and carriers of our products.

  • Problem solving and trouble-shooting.

  • Compliance to environmental, health and food safety requirements.

  • Learning and utilizing computer systems and new technology.

  • Performing minor maintenance.

  • Developing and participating in individual/group skill development training.

Salary: $24.82/hr ($75,000 average yearly salary)


  • 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.

  • Ability to perform physical job duties which may include bending, lifting up to 55 lbs, kneeling, climbing, crawling, and twisting safely, with or without a reasonable accommodation

  • Ability to work in elevated areas (4 feet and above)

  • Ability to work in varied indoor and outdoor conditions which may include heat, cold, dust, loud noise, etc., with the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) including a respirator

  • Must be able to operate machinery and/or industrial equipment

  • Ability to understand and communicate in English(verbal/written)

  • High School diploma or Equivalent

  • Basic computer skills

  • Ability to work overtime including weekends, holidays, or different shifts with advance notice

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Forklift certified

  • Experience with SAP or a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office software, with an emphasis on Excel and Word

  • Working knowledge of inventory systems

  • Prior experience in production related work

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.