Cargill Rendering Cooker Operator - 3rd Shift - Full Time - Dodge City, Kansas in Dodge City, Kansas

Rendering Cooker Operator - 3rd Shift - Full Time - Dodge City, Kansas

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.


Cargill Meat Solutions

Cargill Meat Solutions is the umbrella organization of Cargill’s North American beef, turkey, and food distribution businesses.Our businesses based in Wichita, Kansas, provide wholesome, high quality, nutritious and flavorful products to customers ranging from foodservice operators and grocery stores, to food manufacturers and export markets.These businesses employ more than 32,000 people in the US and Canada, who work at dozens of processing and support facilities.

Cargill Beef

At Cargill Beef, we know that our customers don’t just sell products; they sell the reputations behind those products. Our customers provide people with something that they crave and love and it’s a product that we love, too. And we understand how deeply the quality of our red meat connects to our customers’ reputations. After all, it’s our reputation, too. We have been innovating for the last 150 years to bring our partners new solutions that help nourish the world. We continue to aggressively pursue improvements and produce real results that impact not only our operations but our industry, employees and the world around us. By continuously improving our products, processes and services we are ensuring a better, more sustainable future for our employees, for our customers, for our communities and for our company.

The Cooker Operator in our rendering department is an important role in the daily operations of our facilities. This job is important because it is vital to our process to process product and waste from various divisions around our facilities into rendered products.

The Cooker Operator must be trained in lock out tag out for safety reasons. To perform this job machinery must be locked out so the employee can safely check various components of the equipment. In order to perform this job, employees must maintain equipment that cooks product into tallow. The process must be documented multiple times a day and the record will be kept manually or digitally. There may be some data that is not collected at all facilities based on business unit or even plant specific information required.

While performing the duties of a Cooker Operator, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions with slippery surfaces at varied heights; moving mechanical parts; fast paced, high noise disciple, warm/cool environment. Positions require standing or walking the entire shift, the use of stairs, and the use of PPE which is required in all areas of the facility.

Perform repetitive tasks. Examples include:

Lock Out Tag Out

Disassembling and re-assembling equipment

Sampling product

Tracking, reading, or creating reports manually or via computer

Ensuring food safety and quality

Cleanliness and housekeeping

Maintaining a safe working environment


Required Qualifications

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Ability to speak, read, and write information in English

  • Basic math skills, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

  • Basic Computer skills

  • Must have or have the ability to obtain a Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous Cargill Experience

  • Previous Experience in rendering

  • Previous Experience working in a beef processing facility

  • Work history in the past 12 months

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-KS-Dodge City

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: DOD01245