Feedmill Operator - Wrangler Feedyard

Tulia, TX

About the Company:  

Cactus Feeders is an Amarillo, Texas based cattle company. Originally founded by the Engler Family in 1975, Cactus is now 100% Employee Owned, producing a million head of fed cattle annually. The Company has locations throughout the Texas Panhandle, Southwest Kansas, and Eastern Colorado.


Wrangler Feedyard in Tulia, Texas, is actively seeking Feedmill Operators to join our team!

Job Description:

A feedmill operator is responsible for running feedmill equipment to batch feed rations for the cattle. Job responsibilities include working with boilers, steamers, and flakers to produce the feed and observing and inspecting machinery to ensure that all equipment runs effectively to reduce any setbacks in production.


  • Inspect machinery daily. 
  • Observe and follow the computer system to batch feed and detect maintenance tasks needed
  • Assist crew with daily mill housekeeping items, cleaning and organizing work areas
  • Maintain inventory of feedmill ingredients
  • Comply with safety practices, procedures, and mandatory regulations such as EPA, FDA, and OSHA
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED (preferred, but not required0
  • Mechanical knowledge and working knowledge of feedmill systems is a plus
  • General Understanding of boilers and electrical systems is a plus
  • 1-2 years’ experience operating heavy equipment
  • Team Player with effective communication to team members and Feedmill Manager
  • Must be able to walk and stand for an extended time
  • Must be able to work in a constant moving environment

 Pay and Benefits: 

  • Hourly position with wages based on qualifications, skills, and experience
  • Competitive health + dental + vision insurance package
  • 100% paid retirement through Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • 401K

Cactus Feeders provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.