Cargill Maintenance Technician in Hazleton, Pennsylvania

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

The purpose of this position at the Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate plant is to maintain optimum functionality and reliability for all plant equipment. Maintenance Technician is responsible for maintenance and reliability in the most efficient and workman like manner. Performs jobs such as inspections, preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance and repairs. Interacts on a regular basis with management, peer maintenance and facility personnel along with contractors/vendors.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Follow all Food Safety (HACCP), GMP’s, Occupational Health and Safety, and Environmental programs.

  • Carry out department and company safety policies and procedures at all times.

  • Perform safe troubleshooting, installation, routine maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment (pumps, motors, fans, gearboxes, etc.)

  • Responsible for awareness and implementation of all local, state and federal regulations as they apply.

  • Responsible for repair of mechanical piping within the plant.

  • Demonstrate basic welding principles.

  • Demonstrate basic machine repair and rebuilding.

  • Responsible for reading and understanding mechanical and piping prints.

  • Have a basic understanding of electrical to assist in equipment troubleshooting and lockout.

  • Maintain facilities in clean, organized and efficient operating manner.

  • Participate in plant projects when needed.

  • Assist process operators when necessary.

  • Assist Maintenance Superintendent with control of parts inventory.

  • Be able to work in and promote a positive team working environment.



  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • At least 2 years of experience in production related work.

  • Must be able to perform maintenance trades including: pumps and piping systems and mechanical maintenance


  • Forklift certified.

  • Basic computer skills.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-PA-Hazleton

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: HAZ00994