Cargill Maintenance Technician _ (2nd Shift) in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Maintenance Technician _ (2nd Shift)

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.


We are looking for a passionate Maintenance Technician who wants to help the world thrive!

Job Description:

Maintenance Tech is responsible for the maintenance, installation, repair and upkeep of equipment, machinery, and the plant facility. Advanced skills and experience necessary for working on mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems and computerized electronic controls. This senior individual contributor may provide guidance and training to other maintenance mechanics.Performs work under general supervision.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Coordinate maintenance and repairs with mill management to minimize lost production time.Continuously communicate with co-workers and supervisors about current assignments and effectively utilize the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).Work as part of a team to maximize efficiency and ensure safety while properly maintaining and repairing equipment and machinery.

  • Demonstrate an effective level of knowledge of all plant equipment operations.

  • Perform preventative maintenance, and both scheduled and unscheduled repairs on all machinery and equipment associated with:High Voltage Electrical Systems (MCC), Electronic Process Control Systems, Pneumatic, Plumbing and Hydraulic Systems, Boiler and Steam Distribution Systems, Mechanical Systems involving gears, drives, motors, conveyors, and other components.

  • Review and effectively interpret facility electrical and mechanical blueprints.Read and follow operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, engineering specifications, diagrams, and sketches.

  • Gather and analyze information to diagnose malfunctions and troubleshoot systems.Inspect, repair and maintain machines, equipment, and facility in accordance with plans and procedures.Utilize advanced millwright skills and appropriate tools for cutting, welding, rigging, and installing.Utilize plumbing, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic skills and the appropriate tools.

  • Guide, assist, and train other mechanics and operators in proper procedures and methods of repair and maintenance of machines, equipment, and facility.Demonstrate procedures and techniques to individuals and/or small groups of co-workers.May assist with organizing, scheduling and reviewing work of other mechanics to ensure proper methods.

  • Continually monitor plant and equipment for faulty or dangerous conditions.Take initiative to recommend plant maintenance, repair and/or improvement needs to supervisor.

  • Participate in training opportunities offered by Southern States to review safety requirements, learn and develop maintenance and repair techniques, increase familiarity with facility operations, and other skills to enhance job performance.

  • Complete and maintain written reports, logs, documents, and update the CMMS accurately and in a timely manner according to standard operating procedures for documentation.

  • Maintain clean and orderly work area by keeping tools and equipment in proper places and all materials off the floor.Perform all related cleaning of repair work areas and shop area.Properly dispose of waste material.Be proactive with cleaning efforts as facility may receive non-company personnel.Follow all requirements of mill Housekeeping Plan, Quality Control and HACCP Plans.

  • Work safely as to not cause harm to yourself, co-workers, equipment, or inventory.Comply with OSHA regulations, Southern States Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) standards, work rules and policies.

  • Perform all other job functions as assigned.


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Minimum Requirements:

  • 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 to work in a production facility.

  • High School diploma or Equivalent

  • Must be able to read/write English

  • Must be able to perform maintenance trades including gearbox and bearing maintenance.

  • 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

  • Ability to work overtime

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

  • Able to perform maintenance trades including lubrication and mechanical maintenance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic computer skills

  • Must be able to work under special work conditions, such as extreme heat or cold.

  • Must be able to operate machinery

  • Forklift certified

  • Able to perform maintenance trades including electrical, welding, pipe fitting, and fabrication, rigging systems, pumps and piping systems and hydraulic and pneumatic

  • Prior job experience in a production or plant environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-PA-Gettysburg

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: GET00012