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Cargill Product Handler in Lafayette, Indiana

This full time position is located in Lafayette, Indiana however please expect receiving calls from a 952 area code in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided.

This is a 12 hour rotating shift, it goes from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm and vice versa. 3 days on and 3 days off and moving from days to nights every 6 weeks.

The purpose of this position is to operate equipment associated with the loading and unloading process. Operators in this position are responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the loadout and unloading areas, with minimal supervision. They will ensure that the equipment is fully operational and in good repair. Interacts on a regular basis with customers, operators, supervisors or other personnel.

Operators in this position:

  • Operate all equipment associated with the loadout and unloading process for trucks and rail: including scales, drags and conveyors.

  • Ensure accurate information of scale weights and transactions are recorded daily.

  • Operate computer programs needed to load finished products. Hand write tickets If computer network is unavailable.

  • Monitor inventory of tanks by reading levels on computer and/or ascending ladder to top of storage tanks to take physical tank measurements.

  • Ensure quality of the product meets Food Safety guidelines and customer specifications at loadout. Report all food safety concerns immediately to supervisor.

  • Process samples utilizing lab equipment to obtain and record values on a computer spreadsheet and collect samples for several process areas.

  • Control traffic through department and ensure that all visitors follow safety rules.

  • Perform light maintenance, such as replacing valves, troubleshooting conveyors and pumps, etc. while safely using wrenches, air tools, hammers and various hand tools.

  • Maintain a safe and sanitary atmosphere with a high regard for environmental impact of the operation.

  • Inspect buildings, grounds, and equipment utilized by facility; determine immediate and long range needs for maintenance and repair work. Enter notifications utilizing maintenance computer program.

  • Understand and adhere to state and federal Occupational Safety and Health rules and regulations as related to plant safety. Follow all Cargill safety rules and regulations.

  • Complete all housekeeping assignments, work to improve the condition of the department, and work as a team member with a positive attitude.

  • Attend various mandatory safety and department meetings.

  • Communicate in a courteous and positive manner to accomplish duties effectively, working as a team with all involved.

  • Assist other plant personnel as needed, and will perform any other duty as requested by the supervisor.


  • 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 and willing to perform with or without reasonable accommodation: bending, kneeling, climbing, crawling, twisting, work in confined spaces and lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

  • High School diploma or GED Equivalent.

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

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

  • Must be able 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.

  • Must be able to understand and communicate in English(verbal/written)

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Prior experience in food manufacturing, packaging, railroad, or related

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.