Biodiesel Technician
Cargill Production and Maintenance - Kansas City, MO

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      You can make it happen at Cargill. This position is part of Cargill’s Grain and Oilseed business unit. Cargill Grain & Oilseed Supply Chain consists of 11 businesses that operate on an integrated global basis. We source, trade, process and distribute grain and oilseeds. Our Kansas City, Missouri plant consists of a soy bean processing plant and biodiesel plant Cargill is currently recruiting for a Biodiesel Technician position at our Kansas City, Missouri, facility. This is an excellent opportunity for qualified individuals interested in: Working in a team environment Working toward career advancement Competitive salary Benefits package The purpose of this position is to operate equipment associated with the biodiesel and glycerin processes. Operators in this position are responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the biodiesel plant and the glycerin refinery. They will ensure that the equipment is fully operational and in good repair. Interacts on a regular basis with biodiesel plant operators, supervisors, crush plant operators, chemical truck drivers and finished product haulers. Principal Accountabilities Operate all equipment associated with the biodiesel process: including reactors, distillation, separators, and drying systems. Safely manage loading and unloading of finished products and chemicals. Monitor and adjust operation using computerized and controlled systems to meet department requirements. Process samples utilizing lab equipment to obtain and record values on a computer spreadsheet and collect samples for several process areas. Work outdoors. Perform light maintenance. Enter confined spaces under proper permit conditions and supervision. Control traffic through department and ensure that all visitors follow Biodiesel safety rules. Troubleshoot minor problems as required. Maintain a safe and sanitary atmosphere with a high regard for environmental impact of the operation. Inspect buildings, grounds, and equipment utilized by facility; determine immediate and long-range needs for maintenance and repair work. Enter work orders utilizing maintenance computer program. Follow all Cargill safety rules and regulations. Complete all Housekeeping assignments, work to improve the condition of the department, and work as a team member with a positive attitude. Attend various mandatory safety and department meetings. Communicate in a courteous and positive manner to accomplish duties effectively, working as a team with all involved. Assist other biodiesel and plant personnel as needed, and will perform any other duty as requested by the production supervisor. *Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position Qualifications Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Persons in this position must have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Must be willing and able to work rotating 12 hr shifts, including nights, overtime, weekends, holidays and additional hours beyond regularly scheduled shift to cover vacancies. Must be willing to be on call for up to 4 days a week. Must be able to ascend and descend stairs, ladders, etc., to work in elevated areas of the plant, and must be able to work in confined spaces. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Must be computer literate including being able to enter and retrieve data. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills. Must have very good time management skills. Must be able to prioritize tasks and possess follow-up skills. Must be willing to accept accountability. Must be computer literate including being able to enter and retrieve data. Must be able to learn computer software programs such as Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Maximo. Must have demonstrated high performance (work performance, attendance record, safety record.) Recruiter Karen Phillips Cargill is an EEO/AA employer. Primary Location : US-MO-Kansas City Schedule : Full-time

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