Cargill Wet Side Operator in Watkins Glen, New York

Wet Side 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 position is located in Watkins Glen, New York . Relocation assistance is not provided.

This role is responsible for correctly, safely and efficiently manufacturing salt products for a salt manufacturing and packaging facility.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Operating natural gas boiler and associated equipment, pumps, valves, etc.

  • Evaporators and associated equipment, pumps, programmable logic controllers, heat exchangers, vacuum systems, valves, etc.

  • Dewatering system including wash columns, centrifuges, fluid bed dryer and scrubber.

  • Brine field equipment: wellheads, injection pumps, exercising valves, cleaning condenser pump screens, performing chemical analysis of brine and slurry for quality assurance.

  • Potassium Chloride systems (including unloading, dissolving, and all evaporator, drying, cooling equipment).

  • Continuous, conscientious attention is required during operation of systems to insure safe and efficient production of quality product while adhering to all environmental rules and regulations.

  • Operating logs, records, and data must be consistently and accurately maintained.

  • Strict compliance with safe work rules and procedures is required, including Confined Space Entry Procedures, Lockout/Tagout Procedures, and Elevated Work Procedures.

  • Minor maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment

  • Perform any miscellaneous duties as assigned including but not limited to:minor maintenance tasks, preventative maintenance tasks, housekeeping tasks, product quality testing tasks, confined space entries.

  • Willing to be cross-trained and to assist in other departments as necessary

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in teams

  • Demonstrated positive attitude toward/interest in safety and safe work rules.



  • 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.

  • Must be able to read/write English.

  • High School diploma or Equivalent.

  • Basic computer skills.

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

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


  • Prior experience in production related work.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-NY-Watkins Glen

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: WAT00175