Cargill Plant Operator in Alberta, Minnesota

Plant 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.


We are looking for a passionate Plant Operator who wants to help the world thrive!

Job Description:

The Plant Operator contributes to physically execute the safe and efficient operation of a stand-alone grain facility on a daily basis to ensure that Cargill standards, productivity metrics, and customer needs are met.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Engaged with a team to operate the Plant equipment on a daily basis.

  • Follows Operational Policies and procedures to operate plant equipment safely 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.

  • Consistently meets all rail and truck loading requirements.

  • Assists the Plant Management in managing the location grain inventory by following existing controls to minimize inventory losses.

  • Successfully engaged to participate in training sessions for State/Provincial/Federal regulatory and Cargill compliance programs.

  • Participates in training to acquire and maintain knowledge on operating Plant equipment safely and effectively.

  • Participates in regular plant inspections and monthly safety meetings to review procedures, housekeeping, and safety awareness issues.

Soft/Hard skills good to have:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work safely and efficiently

  • Ability to learn and manage compliance with Environment, Health & Safety and Operations standards and regulations

  • Ability to learn the various grain products to ensure that correct products are provided to customers

  • Ability to be trained and certified to work in hazardous areas and products.

  • Ability to learn how to operate equipment, i.e., forklift, grain handling equipment, as needed

  • Plant operator must become familiar with ISO/HACCP procedures and protocols

  • Strong customer service orientation

  • Knowledge of inventory control, quality management, operating efficiency and budget management

  • Specialized knowledge of grain and crop input products and grain handling.

  • Mechanical aptitude.



  • 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 that employees be a minimum of 18 years old

  • Must be able to read/write English

  • 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 50 pounds

  • Must be able to work under special work conditions, such as extreme heat or cold.

  • Ability to work in elevated areas

  • Ability to work overtime


  • High School diploma or Equivalent

  • Basic computer skills

  • Able to operate machinery

  • Able to operate heavy equipment

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

  • Prior experience in production related work


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Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-MN-Alberta

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: ALB01443