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.
Reporting to the Production Supervisor or Operations Manager (depending on type of facility), the Plant Operator contributes to physically execute Operational Excellence process for the safe and efficient operation of a stand-alone grain or crop inputs facility, or combined grain and crop inputs facilities on a daily basis to achieve production goals
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.
Performs minor mechanical maintenance and may assist contractors on-site to perform repairs.
The incumbent receives grain (unloading, grading, moisture testing), and then bins, blends and ships grain to the required specifications.
Operates grain cleaners and dryers if the facility is equipped with them and cleans and dry’s grain to desired specifications as set out by the Canadian Grain Commission.
Assists in the efficient meshing of buying and shipping programs by working closely with the Operations Manager, Production Supervisor and carriers (rail or truck).
Consistently meets all rail car and truck loading requirements.
Blends and ships fertilizer, operates custom application equipment (if applicable), 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.
May also require certification to handle anhydrous ammonia (if applicable) and participates in training in NH3 procedures and in the handling of NH3 emergencies.
Participates in training to acquire and maintain knowledge on operator care principles to operate Plant equipment safely and effectively.
This Full Time position is located in Carseland with occasionally travel to Blackie, AB. however please expect receiving calls from a 204 number in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided.
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 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 40 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 read/write English
Basic computer skills
Ability to work overtime
Ability to work holidays, nights, weekends or different shifts
Ability to drive a 3 ton delivery truck for chemical and seed.
High School diploma or equivalent
Prior experience in production related work
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to work safely and efficient
Ability to learn and manage compliance with Environment, Health & Safety and Operations standards and regulations
Knowledge of the various grain products, seed, chemical and fertilizer products to ensure that correct products are provided to customers
Ability to be trained and certified to work in hazardous areas and products.
Plant operator must become familiar with ISO/HACCP procedures and protocols
Knowledge of inventory control, quality management, operating efficiency and budget management
Specialized knowledge of grain and crop input products and grain handling
Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.