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Maintenance Mechanic - Full Time

Job Level: Hourly
Job Type: Hourly Full Time

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.

Shift: 3rd
Compensation: $21.45/hr


  • $3,000 Sign-On Bonus

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Insurance

  • Health and Wellness Incentives

  • Paid Vacation and Holidays

  • 401(k) with Cargill matching contributions

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

  • Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee Discounts

Employees in our Maintenance and Electronics departments are an important role in the daily operations of our facilities. There are a variety of roles within this title such as Mechanics of different skill levels, Mechanic apprentices/assistants, and Electricians. Maintenance and Electronic workers responsibilities include but are not limited to maintaining the all accepts of the facility and it’s equipment as well was constructing, developing, and designing areas of the plant, perform preventative maintenance work; conduct daily set-up of area; troubleshoot power transmission, pneumatics, & hydraulics; and limited welding, all while making safety and food safety the number one priorities. While performing the duties of a Maintenance or Electronics worker, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions with slippery surfaces at varied heights; moving mechanical parts; fast paced warm/cool environment. The employee must work with chemicals and solvents and have the ability to operate moving vehicles. Positions require standing or walking the entire shift, the use of stairs, and the use of PPE which is required in all areas of the facility. (Not an all-inclusive list)

Key Accountabilities

Perform repetitive or non-routine tasks. Examples include:

  • May operate heavy machinery (including forklift) or computer programs

  • Use a variety of tools and retrieve parts

  • Conduct daily set-up of area

  • Troubleshooting

  • Working around or with machinery and power sources such as electricity 

  • Ensuring safety, food safety and quality

  • Cleanliness and housekeeping

  • Maintaining a safe working environment

Required Qualifications

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship

  • Must be at least 18 years or older

  • Ability to read, write, and speak English

  • Basic math skills, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

  • Knowledge of basic tools and maintenance related subjects

  • Willingness to participate on various teams such as HAZMAT

  • Knowledge of automated industrial machinery which includes; motors, servos, pumps, drives, relays, 3 phase power, communication devices, and industrial/electronic controls

  • A strong PLC trouble shooting and problem solving ability with practical, mechanical, & electrical aptitude

  • A strong understanding of industrial controls circuits

  • Demonstrated troubleshooting effectiveness

  • Computer literate with Microsoft OS

  • Strong ability to identify priories and adjust as needed

  • Strong ability to work independently; highly self motivated, self directed and be results oriented

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous Cargill Experience

  • Computer skills

  • Previous experience

  • Work history in the last 12 months

Considered candidates will receive a phone call from a (952) area code. Please note that this position does not include relocation reimbursement.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet


Salary Range
$38,000.00 - 58,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Dodge City, KS 67801, US