Cargill Barge Unloader in Guntersville, Alabama

Barge Unloader

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 Guntersville, Alabama. Relocation assistance is not provided.

The purpose of this position is to operate equipment associated with the barge loading/unloading process. Operators in this position are primarily responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the barge unloading area, with minimal supervision. Operators in this position will train and be able to perform duties to load/ unload all soy products into barges, railroad cars and trucks. They will ensure that the equipment is fully operational and in good repair. Interacts on a regular basis with customers, plant operators, supervisors or other personnel.

Principal Accountabilities for position:

Operators in this position:

  • Operate all equipment associated with the barge unloading process: including drags and conveyors. While working on the barge, the unloader will use a ladder to climb walls that reach a height of approximately 6 feet.

  • Operate computer programs needed to load/unload barges, railroad cars and trucks.

  • Hand writes tickets or use Stand Alone Scale Interface (SASI) if computer network goes down.

  • Train and operate equipment associated with the Elevator process: including drags, conveyors, and truck dump. Load meal, oil and hull products into barges, railroad cars and trucks.Ensure accurate information of scale weights and transactions are recorded daily.

  • Push beans/soy bean meal into or within bins using mobile equipment.

  • Process samples utilizing lab equipment to obtain and record values on a computer spreadsheet and collect and analyze samples for several process areas.

  • Obtain Shoreside Attendant Certification for loading oil barges.

  • Work outdoors in all conditions including in a dusty environment.

  • Enter confined spaces under proper permit conditions and supervision: including dust collectors, barges and bean tanks.

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

  • Troubleshoot problems as required.

  • Perform light maintenance, such as replacing valves, troubleshooting conveyors and pumps, etc. while safely using wrenches, air tools, hammers and various hand tools.

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

  • Inspect buildings, grounds, and equipment utilized by facility; determine immediate and long range needs for maintenance and repair work. Enter notifications utilizing maintenance computer program.

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



  • 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

  • Basic computer skills

  • Must be able to perform physical job duties including bending/stooping, climbing ladders, open/close valves, shoveling 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

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


  • Forklift certified

  • Prior experience in production related work

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-AL-Guntersville

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: GUN00121