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Cargill Maintenance Mechanic in Akron, Ohio

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

The technician position entails performing tasks throughout the plant for regular and predictive maintenance, troubleshooting, analysis and repair of assets and related components pertaining to salt production, packaging and transfer as well as general plant functioning. Maintenance of equipment utilizing various predictive and preventative tools is also required, as well as general cleanup of the maintenance area.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Preventative maintenance of equipment throughout the plant.

  • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance of equipment and systems in all areas of the plant and related structures. Systems checks include raw product, finished product, air, water, electrical, fire prevention, and steam.

  • Repair plant equipment on site or in maintenance department depending on equipment type and size.

  • Operate various tools including all hand tools, welders, pneumatic and electric tools during predictive, preventative and failure maintenance work.

  • Operate computer and CMMS to check work orders/schedule, place notifications and review parts inventory.

  • Move and safely manipulate heavy equipment and or components by physical or mechanical means.

  • Perform general housekeeping cleanup of the maintenance shop and area.



  • 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.

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Ability to work overtime.

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

  • 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.


  • Basic computer skills.

  • Prior experience in production related work.

  • Able to operate heavy equipment.

  • Able to work under special work conditions, such as extreme heat or cold.

  • Able to work in elevated areas.

  • Able to perform maintenance trades including electrical, machinist, rigging systems, welding, pipe fitting, and fabrication, pumps and piping systems, gearbox and bearing maintenance, lubrication, mechanical maintenance, and hydraulic and pneumatic.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-OH-Akron

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: AKR00190