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California Protein Processing Plant

California was originally founded as the township of Boonesborough in 1834 and later as the city of California in 1848. The story is told that the city was named after an early settler named California Wilson. California is the County Seat of Moniteau County and is located 22 miles west of the state capital, Jefferson City, on U.S. Highway 50. The Missouri River runs along the northeastern border of the county.

California has a census population of 4,005. Despite its small size, California has some of the most unique and prosperous industries in mid-Missouri. These include Burger’s Smokehouse, Tana Wire Maker; Arkansas Valley Feather, California Manufacturing Inc., Mo-Wood Products and Honeysuckle White, a division of Cargill Inc.

Cargill in California, Missouri

Cargill is proud to be a part of the California community. This facility was established in 1975 and consists of 110,000 square feet of production and operating facilities. Cargill California team members give back to the community through programs such as the Cargill Cares Food Pantry, the United Way and more!


  • Competitive Pay 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

Production: health benefits commence after 2 months of employment

Salary: health benefits commence on the 1st of the month following the date of hire

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  • Location

    1001 E. Smith St., California, MO 65018

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