Cargill Technical Management Trainee in Port Klang, Malaysia

Technical Management Trainee

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.


Position Purpose and Summary

Assists and executes all production processes within a single people intensive department and/or highly technical processes, or shift. Ensures areas of responsibilities meet BU/Plant standards for safety, quality, efficiency and financial performance

Principal Accountabilities


  • Assists/executes day-to-day operations of assigned area, ensuring direct reports are following policies and procedures related with employee safety and food/feed Safety.

  • Supports Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory (FSQR) experts to implement the most effective approach for complying with corporate safety policies and procedures: Health & Safety: Enforces a culture of zero injury and illness.

  • Environmental: Understands and proactively avoid environmental impact and potential risk to the businesses.

  • Food Safety: Directly monitors risks associated with products. Ensures HACCP/FDA requirements are met in all food and feed processes.

  • Educates workforce in the food safety fundamentals and completes safety inspections and housekeeping audits.

  • Assists and documents EHS/Food Safety incident data compiled by Production Supervisors to identify risks and recommend mitigation actions (i.e. safety index, RIFR, food safety index, CFSRA and FDA audits).

  • Supports direct relationship with regulatory agencies (i.e. beef plant supervisors work side-by-side with FDA agents).


  • Assists with monitoring production outcomes, quantity, and quality to ensure customer and food safety requirements are within specifications.

  • Supports Production Supervisors to meet customer specifications and timeline.

  • Documents quality data issues that occur and compiles information for review by Production/First-Line Supervisors.

  • Within defined area of scope, identifies risks and recommends areas of improvement and innovation. Measures quality performance in areas that impact the customers.

  • Supports BU/Plant customer relationship by meeting businesses objectives and by understanding how operational performance impacts internal/external customers.


  • Supports and administers production budget for a department, process, or shift.

  • Executes purchase orders and ensures timely payment of invoices.

  • Supports compliance with department non-base capital investment plans.


  • Assists on day-to-day operations for all production processes for a single department, process, or shift.

  • With direct oversight, supervises daily operations of assigned area to achieve production throughput requirements including work flow, job assignments, scheduling, shift coverage, etc.

  • Supports and provides input to best in class operational practices. Utilizes limited technical skills and limited experience to solve problems and recommend operating efficiencies.

  • Supports common reliability processes and ensures the reliability culture is foundational to operations (i.e. deploys common reliability processes and metrics; focus on eliminating the root-cause of reliability problems, etc).

  • Supports local plant Reliability and Engineering management to develop approaches for meeting/tracking efficiency standards (scorecard and metrics control, total cost of maintenance, monthly review of compliance audits, etc).

  • Supports a culture that promotes operational excellence. Supports COEs to identify opportunities for continuous improvements applicable to the entire business/platform.


  • Provides coaching to production workers, including coaching Cargill’s core values.

  • Participates in selection of production workers.

  • Supports implementation of department operational/reliability/safety training programs and controls/monitors employee performance records on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

  • Assists on training and on boarding new/transferred employees as well as workforce engagement, recognition, development and coaching. Accountable for training production workers.

  • Applies disciplinary actions when needed.



  • Degree in Science or Engineering

  • Fresh Graduate or< 1 year experience in manufacturing

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with and influence all levels of the organization & ability to identify and resolve conflict in an effective and timely manner

  • Demonstrate commitment to internal control and full compliance to EHS, Food Safety and Quality.

  • High level of enthusiasm and drive

  • Skilled in spreadsheets and other desktop software tools

  • Good understanding of information systems

  • Ability to stretch and work in a multi-tasked environment

  • Fluency in English (both spoken and written)

  • Detail oriented. Willing to do a deep dive to drive compliance and accuracy of reporting

  • Collaborative and demonstrates team work skills.

Job Engineering

Primary Location Malaysia-10-Port Klang

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: POR00237