Cargill Maintenance B Technician in Iowa Falls, Iowa

Maintenance B 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 Iowa Falls, Iowa City, Iowa; however, please expect to receive a call from a 952 area code in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided.

The purpose of this position is to maintain optimum functionality and reliability for all plant equipment.

Maintenance Craftsperson ‘B’ 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:

Persons in this position must have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Must have the demonstrated mechanical aptitude to work from all types of blueprints, maintenance manuals, and drawings.

  • Must have the demonstrated mechanical aptitude to the basic use of and measuring of instruments/precision tools (including Non Destructive Testing (NDT)) equipment), fasteners, piping/fittings & valves, cutting and welding, packing/sealing/gasket products, air/steam traps, rotating shaft components, filtering media and rigging.

  • Must be able to interpret equipment conditions using color scales on NDT instruments.

  • Experience with Reliability Centered Maintenance including: vibration detection or analysis, infrared imaging, oil analysis, cause failure analysis and documentation.

  • Maintenance experience using precision instrumentation including: torque wrenches, micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, laser alignment tools, sheave alignment tools, etc.

  • Experience in cutting, welding, and metal fabrication.

  • Prior predictive and preventative maintenance experience.

  • Previous experience of manufacturing operations.

  • Knowledge of fasteners.

  • Experience maintaining and repairing rotating equipment (I.E. shafts, bearings, power transmission equipment).

  • Experience in maintaining Flakers and other extraction process equipment.

  • Experience in maintain vessels and equipment associated with refining and biodiesel processes.

  • Experience in maintaining and repairing fans, conveyors, pumps, drives.

  • Experience in pipefitting & tubing/fittings/valves & traps.

  • Experience in machine and equipment rigging.

  • Experience repairing and troubleshooting Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems.

  • Experience in different types of Heat Exchangers.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform basic mathematical functions including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and percentages.

  • Must be able to learn computer software programs such as Microsoft Office, Outlook, and SAP.

  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must have very good time management skills with ability to prioritize tasks and work independently.

  • Must be able to prioritize tasks and possess follow-up skills.

  • Must be willing to accept accountability.

  • Must have demonstrated high performance (work performance, attendance record, safety record.)

  • Must have desire to learn.

  • Must have adequate transportation.



  • 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 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.

  • Must be able to read/write English.

  • High School diploma or Equivalent.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Ability to work overtime.

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

  • Must be able to perform maintenance trades including: gearbox and bearing, lubrication, and mechanical maintenance.


  • Forklift certified.

  • Prior experience in a production related work.

  • Able to perform maintenance trades including: electrical, welding, pipe fitting, and fabrication, rigging systems, pumps and piping systems and hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-IA-Iowa Falls

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: IOW00268