Cargill Maintenance Technician in Granite City, Illinois

Maintenance Technician

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.


This position is located in Granite City, IL. No relocation assistance is provided.

Position Purpose:

Maintain plant equipment, records of equipment, PM’s, repairs and spare parts inventory to minimize cost and downtime. Become proficient in the operation of plant equipment. Assist in training plant employees in the operation and maintenance of equipment. Maximize productivity through maintaining current preventative maintenance programs. Actively participate in the plant safety and quality program. Assist the Maintenance Supervisor in all aspects of day to day maintenance of the plant. Must be able to work flexible hours, including some weekend work as assigned.

Principal Accountabilities:

35% Maintain plant equipment for high reliability and maximum productivity. Keep up with maintenance records that detail all maintenance and repair of plant equipment. Ability to repair, modify or design equipment and systems.

25% Assist in day to day activities such as record keeping, housekeeping after maintenance projects, support of the ISO quality and environmental programs and enforcement of location, business unit and corporate policies.

20% Fully support and assist in the maintenance of our safety program. Be familiar and assist the plant in compliance of all OSHA, Cargill EHS and location safety regulations and rules.

15% Maintain a spare parts inventory to minimize cost and down time. Work to improve the condition of our facilities and equipment.

5% Be a proficient operator of all plant equipment. Train operators and new employees in the operation and maintenance of equipment for best productivity and continuous improvement.



  • 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.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • 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.

  • Ability to work in elevated areas.

  • Must be able to operate machinery.

  • Must be able to operate heavy equipment.

  • Must be able to read/write English.

  • Basic computer skills including data entry and data retrieval.

  • Ability to work overtime.

  • Ability to work holidays, nights, weekends or different shifts.

  • At least 3 years of experience in production related work.

  • Must be able to perform maintenance trades including: welding and cutting equipment, maintenance and repair, mechanical maintenance and hydraulic and pneumatic.

  • The ability to work in challenging environments such as: high noise areas, dusty, greasy, oily, hot or cold.

  • Decision making and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Good attendance record, communication skills and work ethic.


  • Technical degree or relevant certifications in lubrication, safety or maintenance.

  • Effective interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Experience with computers, including familiarity with MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint or equivalent.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-IL-Granite City

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: GRA00104