Utility Worker

Darling Ingredients Inc.
January 12, 2021
Job Hours
All shifts
Street Address
5805 Hwy 74 E.


Job Summary
Responsible for performing duties related to production and meeting shipping deadlines in a timely manner. This position is also responsible for the cleanliness of plant and equipment.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities
Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

  • Load and unload items from machines, conveyors, and conveyances.
  • Operate machinery used in production process or assist machine operators.
  • Place products in equipment or on work surfaces for further processing, inspecting & wrapping.
  • Examine products to verify conformance to quality standards.
  • Start machines or equipment to begin production processes.
  • Observe equipment operations so that malfunctions can be detected, and notify operators, supervisor or maintenance of any malfunctions.
  • Remove products or waste material from machines.
  • Lift/carry raw materials, finished products and packed items, manually.
  • Transfer finished product, raw material between storage and work areas of plant by hand or using forklift.
  • Pack and store materials and products; mark and tag products.
  • Dump materials into machine hoppers prior to mixing; mix ingredients according to specified procedures or formulas.
  • May be asked on occasion to perform other duties at a lower level or higher level or proficiency or not related to this classification.
  • Required to know, implement and delegate FSMS (Food Safety Management System) responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High school diploma / GED.
  • Manufacturing, industrial, or agricultural experience preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work well with others in a team environment.
  • Safety conscience; detail oriented; able to multi-task.
  • Good mechanical skills; knowledge of plant processes and equipment.

Physical Demands

  • Frequently required to walk, stand, sit, climb, balance, stoop, bend, and kneel.
  • Frequently lifts up to 50 lbs.
  • Regularly required reach with hands and arms.


Work Environment

  • Work is performed outside in all types of weather.
  • Exposed to water and protein by-products.
  • Noise levels are moderate.
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