Utilities Technician – Protein

Cargill Meat Solutions

Milwaukee, WI

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 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.

Job Location: Milwaukee, WI.
Job Type: Full Time
Shift(s) Available: 1st
Compensation: $30.70 - $34.60/hr
Sign on Bonus: $5,000


  • Competitive Pay
  • 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
  • Production: health benefits commence on the 1st of the month after 90 days of employment
  • Salary: health benefits commence on the 1st of the month following the date of hire

Principal Accountabilities

  • Completing preventative, predictive, and reactive industrial maintenance throughout the facility while working in a fast-paced environment around raw meat
  • Operating standard maintenance tools such as power tools, basic hand tools, electric tools, etc.
  • Maintaining and monitoring all aspects of the facility’s hot waster sellars unit, chemical delivery systems, Glycol refrigeration system, HVAC systems, air/fire/sewer systems, and high pressure pumps
  • Documenting completed work and the conditions found, utilizing maintenance computer software as necessary
  • Utilizing and working with maintenance trades and components such as industrial electrical/automation
  • Operating forklifts and/or scissor lifts
  • Understanding and adhering to all safety rules and regulations
  • Maintaining a safe and clean work environment
  • Exposure to wet and/or humid conditions in a warm or cool environment, as well as slippery surfaces at varied heights
  • Standing for long periods of time, the use of stairs and ladders, and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated areas of the facility
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to understand and communicate in English (verbal and written)
  • Ability to perform physical job duties which may include bending, lifting up to 50 lbs, kneeling, climbing, crawling, and twisting, with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • Ability to work in varied indoor and outdoor conditions which may include heat, cold, dust, loud noise, etc., with the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Ability to work in elevated areas (4 feet and above)
  • Ability to work overtime including weekends, holidays, or different shifts with advance notice
  • Basic use of a computer
  • Knowledge of mechanical applications as they relate to pumps and pumping systems including chemical feed systems
  • Willingness to participate on the Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) team, which includes receiving training and wearing a respirator
  • Basic industrial electrical/automation experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with SAP or a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Process Safety Management (PSM) experience
  • Experience with Sellars units, package boilers, air compressors and/or HVAC
  • Project leadership experience

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