Cargill Production Laborer in Westwego, Louisiana

Production Laborer

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 full time position is located inWestwego, Louisiana.

Cargill, together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. At Cargill we have a culture of safety, our goal is to return everyone safely back to their loved ones - every day. We operate some of the most technologically advanced plants in the world, but they can't run by themselves - we depend on creative, responsible, hard working individuals like you.

Job Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to operate equipment associated with the laborer process. Individuals in this position are responsible for effective and efficient housekeeping procedures, with minimal supervision. Interacts on a regular basis with customers, plant operators, supervisors or other personnel.

Essential Duties:

  • Train and operate applicable equipment associated with the laborer process: including skid steer tractor (bobcat), forklift and sweeper.

  • Perform housekeeping duties in a designated area on site: including sweeping and shoveling products and grain dust into mobile equipment.

  • Perform assigned duties with the maintenance department: including helper, fire watches and confined space attendant.

  • Must be willing and able to become a qualified operator in other departments. Provide vacation and absence coverage as set forth by location policies and procedures.

  • Work outdoors in a dusty environment, with exposure to varying temperatures and uneven/slippery work surfaces.

  • Enter confined spaces under proper permit conditions and supervision: including dust filters, grain dryer, and spouting.

  • Control traffic through department and ensure that all visitors follow safety rules.

  • Troubleshoot problems as required.

  • Maintain a safe and sanitary atmosphere with a high regard for environmental impact of the operation.

  • Understand and adhere to state and federal Occupational Safety and Health rules and regulations as related to plant safety. Follow all Cargill safety rules and regulations.

  • Complete all housekeeping assignments, work to improve the condition of the department, and work as a team member with a positive attitude.

  • Attend various mandatory safety and department meetings.

  • Communicate in a courteous and positive manner to accomplish duties effectively, working as a team with all involved.

  • Assist other plant personnel as needed, and will perform any other duty as requested by the production supervisor.

No relocation assistance is provided.



  • 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 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.

  • Must be able to operate machinery.

  • Must be able to operate heavy equipment.

  • Able to read/write English.

  • High School diploma or Equivalent.

  • Able to work overtime.

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


  • Prior experience in production related work.

  • Forklift certified.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-LA-Westwego

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: WES00543