Cargill Utility Tech D – 1st Shift in Roanoke, Virginia

Utility Tech D – 1st 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.


The Utility Tech is the entry level position among the cross-trained and multi-functioning utility operators. The Utility Tech is required to perform at least one mill operations function as assigned by mill management to maximize plant efficiency. Demonstrates ability to learn and develop mill operations skill sets. Performs work under direct supervision.

Utility Tech effectively performs at least one (1) mill operation as assigned by mill management to maximize plant efficiency. This includes but is not limited to:

Ingredient Receiving Operations

Summary: Inspect and unload bulk ingredients from railcars or trucks into mill process equipment. Perform all required routing and setup of equipment through mill control system.

Grain Processing Operations

Summary: Operate machinery to grind, crack or crimp ingredients, including corn, barley and oats, in preparation for use in formulas. Determine quantities, set machines and required routing. May use computerized controls in some locations.

Micro Ingredient Operations

Summary: Accurately weigh, measure, package and label smaller quantities of ingredients by hand, including vitamins, minerals and other chemicals, based on specific recipe requirements for use in batching, pelleting or extrusion operations. Utilize hand held scanner and other specialized equipment.

Sacking Operations

Summary: Operate automated packaging equipment and computerized controls to ensure bags are properly filled with product, sewn, tagged and dated. Properly route for storage or delivery.

Bulk Loadout Operations

Summary: Load bulk delivery vehicles as assigned and per truck loading orders. Utilize mill process equipment to load feed from holding bins to the truck compartments. May use computerized controls at some locations.

Other Plant Operations as management designates, such as but not limited to assisting maintenance mechanics with preventative maintenance or warehousing operations loading and unloading feed and ingredients.

  • For those operations identified, maintain effective working knowledge of production procedures and assume full responsibility for operational requirements, including communication, documentation, efficiency and scheduling, and maintenance.

  • Effectively utilize the proper tools and equipment to complete assignments, including forklifts, pallet jacks, and hand trucks.

  • Demonstrate initiative to develop new operations skills. Participate in training opportunities offered by Cargill to increase familiarity with facility and learn procedures for performing additional mill operations.

  • Comply with requirements of the Quality Control (QC) Program in each operation performed. Immediately notify your QC Supervisor or another member of management of any suspected problem with product quality. Review and comply with QC Manual bulletins relative to assigned operations.

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

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

  • Perform all other job functions as assigned.



  • 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.

  • Ability to work overtime.

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

  • 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 perform physical job duties including bending/stooping, climbing ladders, open close valves, shoveling, and pounding with hammer.

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 60 pounds.

  • Must be able to operate heavy equipment and machinery.


  • Forklift certified.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Able to perform physical job duties including work in confined spaces.

  • Prior experience in production related work.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-VA-Roanoke

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: ROA00009