Cargill Elevator Operator in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Elevator 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 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 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Relocation assistance not provided.

Whatever job you're looking for, you can probably find it at Cargill. Our diverse partnerships across a variety of industries mean countless career opportunities for you. It's your choice. It's your future. You can make it happen at Cargill.

Dedicated to helping farmers prosper, Cargill AgHorizons U.S. helps customers manage their risk and maximize production through grain marketing alternatives, crop insurance, agronomic advice and crop inputs. Part of Cargill’s global agricultural supply chain group, Cargill AgHorizons serves customers with a 1,500-member team at more than 100 grain elevators and service centers across the United States.

This is an excellent opportunity for qualified individuals interested in:

  • Working in a state-of-the-art grain facility

  • Team environment

  • Working toward career advancement

  • Competitive salary

  • Train loading incentives

  • Incentive program

  • Benefits package

  • Operate safely within Cargill policy, procedures, and governmental regulations and fully participate in Cargill Safety

  • programs (BBSP, SafeStart etc.)

  • Perform critical operations to keep facility running: Loading/Unloading barges, trucks and railcars. Other grain handling including, filling /reclaiming of ground piles, transferring, blending etc.

  • Provide a high level of customer service by displaying courteous, helpful, knowledgeable interaction and behaviors.

  • Maintain the general appearance of the facility to include elevators, grounds, buildings, etc.

  • Monitor equipment to ensure it's in good working order, participate in the overall maintenance of the facility and equipment - notify management of any necessary repairs or possible equipment concerns.

  • Be an involved/engaged member of a team and be willing to act and think independently.



  • 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 read/write English

  • Basic computer skills

  • Ability to problem solve and make a decision as needed

  • Demonstrated self-starter and high initiative

  • Strong customer service orientation

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment

  • Good attendance record & work ethics

  • 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 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

  • Ability to work overtime

  • Must be able to work holidays, nights, weekends or different shifts

  • Ability to work in a potentially physically strenuous environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in production related work

  • Able to learn and explore depths of career (Passion/Curious)

  • Strong communication, reading, writing & math skills

  • Some manufacturing or agriculture experience

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Knowledge of government regulations

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-IA-Council Bluffs

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: COU00103