Plant Operator - 18 months term position-EDM00130
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 160,000 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.
Cargill’s Agricultural Supply Chain – North America (CASC NA) connects agricultural producers to food, feed and industrial customers through a seamless supply chain. We help our customers compete in the global market and efficiently deliver products from origins to destinations through our marketing, sourcing, originating, storing, trading, consulting and processing of grain, oilseeds and crop inputs products and solutions. CASC NA business reaches across Canada, United States & Mexico with an expansive asset footprint including over 200 grain elevators, export/import facilities, oilseed crush plants, biodiesel facilities, and farm service centers.
Reporting to the Production Supervisor, the Plant Operator contributes to physically execute Operational Excellence process for the safe and efficient operation of a grain terminal on a daily basis to achieve production goals.
Physical Effort: The staff at the location performs as a team in getting work done during the busy season. The Plant Operator will be required to manage a shift of union employees and direct them to work on the priority tasks.
Physical Environment: The physical environment that may cause some discomfort is the grain dust in the office, plant and driveway due to receiving or shipping grain. There is some risk of incident if there is a chemical when handling chemical products. Must be able and willing to work from heights (i.e. ladders, catwalks, etc) and in an outdoor/indoor environment.
Sensory Attention: In peak periods, the facility is very busy; the phone is ringing, customers are anxious to purchase products or sell their grain. There is a sense of urgency for the grower and the location staff.
Mental Stress: The nature of the business requires the location staff to put in long hours in an intense period of time during the spring and the fall. The long hours along with the urgency of completing the tasks at hand is stressful. Decision making is important and candidate must also be able to think quickly to keep the process running efficiently.
Focus on Plant operation and Risk Management:
Engaged with a team to operate the plant equipment on a daily basis
Follows operational policies, operator care principles and procedures to operate equipment safe and efficiently to minimize or prevent injuries, property loss and environmental damage
Ensures plant and yard are clean and safe for customers and employees
Manages a union shift, directing employees to complete tasks required
The incumbent receives grain (unloading, grading, moisture testing), and then direct employees to bin, blends and ships grain to the required specifications
Assists in the efficient meshing of buying and shipping programs by working closely with the Plant Manager, Production Supervisor and carriers (rail or truck)
Consistently meets all rail car and truck loading requirements
Potentially in the spring season blends and ships fertilizer at the Leduc fertilizer facility and works in the pesticide and seed warehouses to ensure that customers receive the products and services they require in an efficient and timely manner
Assists the plant management in managing the location grain and crop inputs inventory by following existing controls to minimize inventory losses
Assists in operating safe and efficient crop inputs warehousing
Focus on Talent Management:
Successfully engaged to participate in training sessions for Provincial/Federal regulatory and Cargill compliance programs
Participates in regular plant inspections and monthly safety meetings to review procedures, housekeeping, and safety awareness issues
Remains trained in and certified to handle dangerous goods as per the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and has additional safety training, e.g. WHMIS, confined space, forklift, etc
Participates in training to acquire and maintain knowledge on operator care principles to operate Plant equipment safely and effectively
Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada
Cargill requires that employees be a minimum of 18 years old
Must be able to read/write English
Basic computer skills
Ability to work overtime
Ability to work holidays, nights, weekends or different shifts
Knowledge of the various grain products, seed, chemical and fertilizer products to ensure that correct products are provided to customers
Knowledge of ISO/HACCP procedures and protocols
Able to work under special work conditions, such as extreme heat or cold
Able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
Able to operate machinery
Able to work in elevated areas
High School diploma or equivalent
Prior experience in production related work
Able to be trained and certified to work in hazardous areas and products
Able to learn how to operate equipment, i.e. fertilizer application equipment, forklift, grain handling equipment, as needed
Related secondary education or training
Knowledge of inventory control, quality management, operating efficiency and budget management
Specialized knowledge of grain and crop input products and grain handling
Able to learn and manage compliance with Environment, Health & Safety and Operations standards and regulations
Able to perform physical job duties including bending/stooping, climbing ladders, open/close valves, shoveling and pounding with hammer
This Full Time position is located in Edmonton, Alberta; however please expect receiving calls from a 204 area code in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided.
Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.