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Cargill Platform Laborer in Paris, Illinois

This Full Time position is in Paris, Illinois, please expect to receive a call from a (952) area code in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided.

Cargill Starches & Sweeteners North America employs more than 2,400 people and operates facilities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas. Leading national brands choose Starches & Sweeteners NA to develop, manufacture, and deliver ingredients that differentiate their food and beverage products in the marketplace. In addition, Starches & Sweeteners NA unlocks the goodness of the common corn kernel to create ingredients that are used in cattle feed, plastics, food packaging and medicines. We depend on creative, responsible, hardworking individuals like you to operate our business successfully!


Starting pay rate will be $16.64. After 90 days of probation period the hourly pay rate will go up to $17.49.

There are a couple of shift differentials: $0.20 that applies from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm and $0.30 that applies from 11 pm to 7 am.

Principal accountabilities

  • Arranges boxes, material and other equipment in neat and orderly manner

  • Keeping the work area clean as well as housekeeping responsibilities

  • Picks up reusable scrap for salvage and deposits in correct location

  • Operates industrial truck to transport materials within plant

  • Unwinds plastic or metal banding material from reel, wraps band around stack or bundle, inserts loose end of banding material into strapping tool and cinches and crimps banding material and clamp with strapping tool to secure articles during storage or shipment

  • Counts and records number of banded bundles

  • Affixes identifying data on visible portion of bundles

  • Observes movement of materials or products on conveyor

  • Notifies supervisor of equipment malfunction

  • Positions chutes or spouts to divert flow of materials from conveyor into railcar or truck

  • Packs product into bags, weighs, seals, stacks on pallets and applies wrap

  • Other duties 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 employees be a minimum of 18 years old to work in a production facility

  • Ability to perform physical job duties which may include bending, lifting up to 50 lbs, kneeling, climbing, crawling, and twisting safely, with or without a reasonable accommodation

  • Ability to work in elevated areas (4 feet and above)

  • Ability to work in varied indoor and outdoor conditions which may include heat, cold, dust, loud noise, etc., with the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Must be able to operate machinery and/or industrial equipment

  • Basic use of a computer

  • Ability to work overtime including weekends, holidays, or different shifts with advance notice

  • Ability to understand and communicate in English (verbal/written)

  • High School diploma or Equivalent


  • Forklift certified

  • Prior experience in production related work

  • Prior experience in grain handling

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.