Cargill Maintenance Mechanic in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana

Maintenance Mechanic

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 150,000 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.


Job Purpose/General Description

This role is responsible for maintaining, repairing and performing preventative and predictive maintenance on equipment for a salt manufacturing and packaging facility.

  • Maintain, repair, and perform Preventative Maintenance (PM) and Predictive Maintenance (PdM) rounds on processing and packing equipment such as baggers, palletizers, stretch wrappers, screw conveyors, and bucket elevators and/or production equipment such as tractors, pickups, heavy mobile equipment, conveyors, pumps, piping systems, and mixers

  • Maintain, repair, and perform PM and PdM rounds on all production equipments such as pumps, fans, boilers, centrifuges, piping/valve systems, mobile equipment, etc.

  • Learn and utilize precision maintenance craft skills

  • Welding skills including stick and MIG welding of carbon and stainless steel and basic fabrication

  • Set rigging

Secondary Accountabilities include:

  • Read blue prints, understand task symbols, and read operation manuals

  • Assist with inventory and parts as needed

  • Troubleshoot electrical controls

  • PdM skills will be learned and utilized as needed including lubrication, ultrasonic infrared, and vibration



  • 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

  • Available and willing to work any shifts/days (including days, swing shift, graveyard, weekdays, weekends, and holidays) and overtime

  • Be physically able to perform the job duties including bending, stooping, climbing stairs and ladders, working at heights up to 100 feet, lifting up to 50lbs, working in confined spaces, using respirators and working at high temperatures

  • Able to work outdoors and in inclement weather

  • Able to read/write in English

  • Two years of experience as a machinist, maintenance mechanic, and/or millwright

  • Experience with the standard methods, principles, practices, tools, and equipments in a minimum of three (3) of the following maintenance trades:

  • Welding, pipe fitting, and fabrication

  • Rigging systems through the use of chain falls, beam clamps, slings, etc.

  • Power transmission systems

  • Lubrication

  • Pumps and piping systems

  • Mechanical maintenance (i.e. design, reading prints)

  • Hydraulic and pneumatic systems

  • Experience with electric motors, pumps, water systems, and other similar equipment and systems

  • Demonstrated positive attitude toward/interest in safety and safe work rules

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot mechanical systems and implement effective solutions

Preferred :

  • Technical degree or equivalent, in a maintenance related field

  • Experience as a mechanic in an industrial/manufacturing setting

  • Experience with predictive maintenance technologies

  • Ability to distinguish between proactive and reactive maintenance

  • Maintenance experience with material handling equipment (i.e. conveyors, screens, etc.)

  • Maintenance experience with agriculture and construction mobile equipment

  • Automotive maintenance experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of mechanical equipment design and fabrication

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-LA-Breaux Bridge

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: BRE00160