Cargill Production Superintendent in Akron, Ohio

Production Superintendent

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


The Superintendent will lead activities in the Akron, Ohio facility to safely maximize plant capabilities and minimize production costs with a safety and customer-focused culture. This includes personnel management and leadership, budgeting, capital expenditures, operations and maintenance. The incumbent will manage groups of people including exempt production supervisors.

Principal Accountabilities

30% Development and supervision of direct and indirect reports (coaching, PMP’s, Engagement). Consistently working with peers in establishing consistent personnel policies and plant practices which will lead to engaged employees.

10% Develop strategies for operations of assigned area to include technical optimization of processes. Involves working with applicable BU process teams and functions. Lead/Manage/implement process improvements.

20% Establish implement and maintain area capital and operating budgets

20% Oversee product and service quality to ensure total customer satisfaction. Interface with customers on plant visits and audits.

20% Champion and administer Environmental, Health and Safety systems and processes


Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum of 5 years operations experience

  • Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience

  • Strong collaboration skills, ability to work effectively within a process centered/multi-functional organization and handle multiple tasks

  • Demonstrated strong working knowledge in Food Safety, OSHA and Environmental regulations

  • Demonstrated ability to train, develop and support employees

  • Demonstrated team building, leadership and conflict resolution skills

  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial skills in the areas of customer focus, innovation and achieving business results

  • Capital Project management experience

  • Effective Interpersonal communications

  • Computer software - Excel, Word, PowerPoint

  • Limited travel

  • Light Work: Applying up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a small amount of force constantly to move objects. If use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

  • Climbing, Stooping, Kneeling, Crouching, Reaching, Standing, Walking, Finger dexterity, Grasping, Feeling, Talking

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

  • 10 years of experience in engineering or operations

  • Demonstrated ability to develop local business plans, measures, and objectives based on overall goals and objectives.

  • 10-hour OSHA training

  • Informance, MXES, and I-Fix software

  • SAP

  • Knowledge of reliability and maintenance

  • Energy knowledge

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Operations

Primary Location US-OH-Akron

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: AKR00159