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Cargill Manufacturing Utility - Pepperoni in Nashville, Tennessee

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.

Job Location: Nashville, TN

Job Type : Full Time

Shift: 1st

Compensation: $22.00/hr

Benefits Information:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Drug Insurance

  • Health and Wellness Incentives

  • Paid Vacation and Holidays

  • 401(k) with Cargill matching contributions

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

  • Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee Discounts

Principal Accountabilities

  • Assembles and disassembles stuffing and clipping equipment using hand tools.

  • Prepares casings by soaking them in water prior to the start of operation.

  • Properly operates stuffers and clippers utilizing digital control panels and hand controls to start/stop and/or adjust machinery and equipment that stuffs product into casings and transfers to the auto hanger.

  • Maintains proper supply of clips and loops on the clipper, completes all scheduled quality checks required to maintain product specifications

  • Accurately records casing, clip and loop information along with all quality check information as required. Ensures product quality, consistency and compliance with customer specifications.

  • Must be able to perform all jobs and efficiently operate all equipment in both the Grind and Stuff Departments. Must be able to make the appropriate adjustments to keep the lines running within the equipment and company guidelines.

  • Perform all functions of general labor duty positions in both the grind and stuffing departments. Must be able to stand, walk, climb bend, stoop, kneel, squat, crouch, reach, grasp, twist, lift, push, pull and perform overhead work. Complete all required documentation accurately and proficiently along with other required written communication applicable to the job. Ensuring all processing steps have been completed and a quality product is delivered to the customer. All food handling tasks are completed properly i.e. proper packaging, weights are in the acceptable range.

  • Individual will learn and comply with all HACCP and Food Safety Policies and Procedures; Individual will insure compliance for all monitoring and verification tasks as outlined in the Food Safety Management.

  • Duties include break and lunch period relief for all positions in the Grind and Stuffing departments.

  • Assist on the production floor where needed.

  • Comply with all Corporate Environmental Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.

  • Supports and contributes to effective safety efforts by adhering to established Cargill and OSHA safety policies, rules, regulations and procedures; wears appropriate PPE clothing and equipment during the performance of work duties; promotes accident prevention; reports injuries; utilizes proper lifting techniques; seeks guidance and assistance if needed; adheres to lock-out/tag-out procedures; and identifies and reports unsafe conditions

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with maintenance, quality assurance and production management.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or visa sponsored by a third-party employer.

  • Basic Math and Reading ability

  • Must be able to work weekends and overtime as needed.

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.

  • Strong Computer knowledge and skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous food manufacturing experience

  • Strong mechanical aptitude.

Considered candidates will receive a phone call from a (952) area code. Please note that this position does not include relocation reimbursement.

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate them. Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status. Employees may be required to wear masks, depending on requirements of the business and public health requirements based on the spread of COVID in the community.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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