Cargill Mixing Operator in Owatonna, Minnesota

Mixing Operator

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

The successful candidate will be expected to manage report on key area targets such as employee safety, turnover, department costs, customer satisfaction, yields and production. Other accountabilities in this position might require: effective employee relations, adhering to annual budgets, work process improvement, downtime and follow up for process execution, and other duties as required. This position demands high leadership and coaching skills for employees in the operations area.

The Mixing Operator is responsible for mixing micro & bulk ingredients through a software system to keep our downstream equipment in operation. A mixing operator is held to a high standard of communication leadership for the success of the plant team.

Primary Duties:

  • Knowledgeable and proficient at operating the mixing/hand-add control system

  • Effectively move material, opening bin gates and switching diverters.

  • Follow a set schedule and ensure each work order is mixed correctly per scheduled run

  • Ensure all bulk & bagged ingredients are included per scheduled formula

  • Minimize start-up and change-over times working as effectively as possible.

  • Obtain samples as required by Quality Assurance.

  • Notify Team Leader of progress and any problems.

  • Keeping the area and equipment clean.

  • Sanitize equipment according to plan.

  • Maintain equipment.

  • Transfer responsibilities from shift to shift.

Secondary Duties:

  • Follow all plant safety procedures

  • Must be able to obtain forklift license

  • Other duties as assigned by management will be required



  • 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, 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

  • Able to read/write English

  • Basic computer skills

  • Ability to work overtime

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Able to perform physical job duties including Open/close valves and Work in confined spaces

  • Able to operate machinery

  • Able to operate heavy equipment

  • Forklift Certified

  • High School diploma or Equivalent

  • Prior experience in production related work

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-MN-Owatonna

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: OWA00052