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Cargill Batch House Operator - 2nd Shift - Full Time - Albert Lea, MN in Albert Lea, Minnesota

This is a full-time position is located in Albert Lea, MN. Please note you may receive calls from a 952 area code if you are considered for the position. Note this position does not provide any type of relocation assistance.

Cargill Protein

Cargill Protein 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 28,000 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 Batch House position is responsible for operating the Batch House Ovens using the appropriate cycle times, using scale to weigh racks of product, setting up the smoke generator, using process to verify temperature of product.

Principal Accountabilities

Accountable for weighing in the racks and entering those weights into the computer. From there, the operator loads the houses and performs other procedures listed below.

Education, Experience, Skills

  • Read, write and speak English for reasons including:

  • Fill out tickets to be placed on the racks

  • Use basic math on the computer when using the scales; calculators are provided

  • Fill out Batch House Smokehouse Sheet for each house of product smoked.

  • Operate scan gun correctly

  • Physical Requirements:

  • Pushing full racks weighing between 600-800 pounds

  • Able to lift 50 pounds

  • This position is required to go through chemical training with supervisor or another designated trainer. Cleaning of the Smoke House is included the daily tasks of this job and the employee must know the proper chemical mixes and how much to use to prevent an incident from occurring.


  • Basic math ability (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division)

  • Basic computer skills

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

  • Forklift License and able to drive a stand-up lift

  • Availability to work outside of normal shift up to including weekend and off shift hours as needed.

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

  • Must be 18 years or older


  • Previous food manufacturing experience.

  • Previous leadership experience.

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Production experience

  • Work history in the last 12 months

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.