Cargill Maintenance Mechanic - 3rd Shift in Winchester, KY, Kentucky

Maintenance Mechanic - 3rd 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.


This position is located in Winchester, KY. Relocation assistance is not provided.

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

  • Must be able to perform maintenance trades including mechanical maintenance.


  • Forklift certified.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Prior experience in production related work.

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

  • Previous experience with MRO (Maintenance Repair Ops) and/or MRP (Material Requirement Planning).

  • Able to read and interpret blueprints and schematic symbols, operations manuals, manufacturer's instructions, engineering specifications, diagrams, and sketches.

  • Able to cut, weld, and fabricate metal to repair equipment and facility.

  • Able to learn and understand how machines and processes work, including: gear drives, pulley systems, levers, chain drives, conveyors, elevator legs, screening systems, pellet mills, extruders, piping, plumbing, and boilers.

  • Able to effectively communicate technical information and on-the-job training to individuals and/or small groups

  • Able to add, subtract, multiply, divide and calculate percentages in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; able to calculate dimensions, liquid measurements and calibrations.

  • Able to perform work with concentration, focus and attention to detail

  • Able to complete paperwork, reports, documentation, and email communication in a legible, organized, and timely manner.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-KY-Winchester, KY

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: WIN01166