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Cargill Refrigeration Tech in Nashville, Tennessee

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 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 Type: Full Time

Shift : 3rd Shift

Compensation : $21.00 - $30.00/hour, based on experience


  • 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

Utility technicians have responsibilities that include but are not limited to maintaining all aspects of the facility’s refrigeration system, steam generation system, hot water system and compressed air system plus any other duties as needed. Technicians must perform preventative maintenance work, conduct daily set-up of area, perform inspections and document data on reports and logs, all while making safety the number one priority. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge and be certified to run ammonia refrigeration systems, boilers, and compressed air systems or be able to attain certification within six months. Utility technicians must be able to work in wet or humid environments, work at various heights, work around moving mechanical parts, work in a fast-paced environment, and work around chemicals and solvents. Utility technicians must be able to stand for the entire 12-hour shift and must be able to use all required PPE for the position, which includes a respirator.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Must be knowledgeable in the use of a variety of tools and understand basic parts for general repairs.

  • Assist with daily start-up or shutdown.

  • Perform preventative maintenance and any assigned work orders.

  • Perform troubleshooting activities.

  • Perform all work safely and comply with Cargill safety policies, such as lock out tag out.

  • Monitor systems through computer programs.

  • Perform written and digital documentation: daily log, round sheets, and other reports.

  • Work around machinery and power sources such as electricity.

  • Maintain cleanliness and housekeeping for a safe working environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Previous maintenance or utility experience.

  • Ability to read, write, and speak English.

  • Basic Math including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

  • Familiarity with computer systems.

  • Ability to wear all required PPE (including respirator).

  • Caro and Ciro certifications (or ability to obtain within six months).

Preferred qualifications

  • Previous ammonia refrigeration or PSM experience.

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

US Covid-19 Vaccination Update: Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time. Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status. Regardless of vaccination status you will be required to wear masks and follow Cargill’s safety protocols.

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.