Cargill Micro Ingredient Handler - 2nd Shift in Winchester, KY, Kentucky

Micro Ingredient Handler - 2nd 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. No relocation assistance is offered.

Accurately weighs, measures, packages and labels ingredients by hand, including vitamins, minerals, drugs and other supplements, based on specific feed recipe requirements for use in batching operations. Relies on previous mill experience, accuracy and attention to detail. Must adhere to strict regulatory guidelines and company policies. Performs work under general supervision.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Coordinate daily micro-ingredient and drug pack preparation activities, including opening ingredient tubs, placing weighed ingredient containers at the mixer, scanning bar codes, completing process control system requirements, placing weighed ingredient packages on pallets with appropriate production personnel. Work together as a team to meet batch schedule requirements, quality standards and maximum production efficiency.

  • Perform daily inventory of micro-ingredients in coordination with Quality Control (QC) Supervisor. Reconcile supply of drugs and supplements with usage in feed production. Monitor inventory supply levels and expiration dates. Notify QC Supervisor if supplies are low or reaching expiration.

  • Strictly follow established procedures and the Bar Code Hand-Add System to accurately weigh drugs and micro-ingredients. Use hand-held tools to collect and weigh drugs and micro-ingredients. Place into designated clean containers, according to current formula and designated batch size. Operate the automated system to ensure accurate weight of each micro-ingredient or drug, and that weight conforms to limits for under and over tolerance.

  • Label each micro-ingredient and drug container with system printed bar code labels to ensure operators can accurately identify.

  • Adhere to established drug handling and documentation procedures at all times, as drug handling is strictly controlled by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and by the Cargill Quality Control (QC) Program. Immediately notify a supervisor of any suspected problem with a micro-ingredient pack. Regularly review QC Manual bulletins and comply with requirements.

  • Maintain inventory supply in the micro scale system bins. Locate and transport the ingredients needed to refill micro scale bins from warehouse storage utilizing the appropriate equipment, including forklift, hand truck or pallet jack. Verify correct bin and ingredient and discharge bagged ingredients into the bin. Record the transaction in the QC documentation and process control system.

  • Complete and maintain written reports, logs, inventory records, and other related quality control documents accurately and in a timely manner according to standard operating procedures for documentation.

  • Conduct a daily check of scale accuracy by utilizing check weights. Calibrate scale to accurate weight if needed. Perform routine preventative maintenance and assist maintenance mechanics as required. Report equipment maintenance needs to supervisor.

  • 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 micro inventory storage areas and other assigned work areas. 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. Utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required per mill PPE plan. Operate all equipment according to 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.


  • Basic computer skills.

  • Prior experience in production related work.

  • Able to work in a fast paced team environment.

  • Forklift certified.

  • Able to calmly and effectively work with time constraints and deadlines.

  • Able to complete paperwork in a legible, organized, and timely manner.

  • Able to meet production demand (tons/hour) and deadlines determined by production schedule.

  • Able to learn and understand all quality requirements, including ingredients, formulas and related policies governing the batch mix operation.

  • Able to learn and understand Quality Control (QC), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and policies.

  • Able to apply logic and understanding to carry out instructions given in written, oral and diagram form.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Able to add, subtract, multiply, divide and calculate percentages in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

  • Able to operate the control systems for hand-add operations.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-KY-Winchester, KY

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: WIN01178