Cargill Packaging Technician in Eddyville, Iowa

Packaging Technician

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 Eddyville, Ia; however please expect receiving calls from a 952 number in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided .

From frosting on birthday cakes to the fuel in your car, Cargill Starches & Sweeteners North America (Starches & Sweeteners NA) is a part of your life in more ways than you would imagine. Leading national brands choose Starches & Sweeteners NA to develop, manufacture, and deliver ingredients that differentiate their food and beverage products in the marketplace. In addition, Starches & Sweeteners NA unlocks the goodness of the common corn kernel to create ingredients that are used in cattle feed, plastics, food packaging and medicines. Starches & Sweeteners NA also markets its own national brands, such as Truvia®, a zero-calorie sweetener, and Sweet Bran®, a value-added cattle feed. BIOasis™ is a feedstock co-location partnership program that offers over the fence product to bio-processing and biotechnology companies. Starches & Sweeteners NA employs more than 2,400 people and operates facilities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.

The Packaging Technician position is responsible for packaging and loading products out of the facility.

  • Coordinate packaging schedule with distribution.

  • Ensure compliance with state/interstate/global regulations for shipping and loading.

  • Coordinate and schedule larger maintenance jobs on packaging equipment.

  • Operate all packaging equipment including bagger, supersacker, boxer 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.

  • 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. Ensure compliance with state/interstate/global regulations when deciding on load pattern based on type and length of trailer being loaded. Reprocess dry and liquid product as needed. Will also shuttle trailers, dispatch trucks/shipments, and wrap product.

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.



  • 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.

  • 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 and pounding with hammer.

  • 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.

  • Must be able to operate heavy equipment.

  • Ability to work overtime.

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


  • Forklift certified.

  • Able to perform physical job duties such as work in confined spaces.

  • Prior experience in production related work.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-IA-Eddyville

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: EDD01311