Cargill Electrical / Automation Superintendent in Calgary, Alberta

Electrical / Automation 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.


Cargill Beef operates five Canadian facilities located in Ontario, Alberta and Quebec. In Alberta, the High River plant is a fully integrated beef processing facility where over 2,300 employees process 4500 head of cattle per day, and the Calgary Case Ready facility has over 350 employees serving national retailers and food service customers. In Ontario, the fully integrated Guelph beef facility employs over 820 employees and processes 1,800 head of cattle per day, while the Guelph Case Ready facility has over 600 employees. In Quebec, the Chambly Case Ready facility has over 500 employees serving national retailers and food service customers.

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, as the Electrical Automation Superintendent you will manage all aspects of Electrical and Automated controls and programs throughout the plant site. This includes the electrical safety program, Apprenticeships Program, permits and operational safety permits (Alberta Gov. annually), for: Electrical Maintenance, Cargo elevators, and Fire Alarm System.

You will be actively involved with the Electrical Energy Developing, implementing and maintaining new advancing technologies with Electrical NRG saving projects which help to reduce our PBL scorecard bottom line.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Maintaining and managing all aspects (safety, production, quality) of the Cargill Foods, High River facility in regards to Electrical, Instrumentation, Computer technology and programming policies and procedures.

  • Providing Process and Technical leadership and support to the follow differing trades:

- Alberta Certified Journeyman Electricians

- Alberta Indentured Electrical Apprentices

- Alberta Indentured Instrumentation apprentices

- Certified technologists

- Electrical/Automation Planner

- Electrical/Automation Supervisors

  • Providing guidance and support on local code and regulatory electrical conformance for entire facility. Additionally, any electrical additions made through the Capital process.

  • Developing, modeling, implementing and managing facility required Permits for monthly and annual audits on the following:

- Plant Wide Fire Alarm Systems,

- Main Electrical Distribution System,

- M.D. Annual Electrical Plant Maintenance permit including all Capital pulled permit inspections. (Alberta Electrical Masters Certification is minimum requirement)

- Plant Elevating Devices (elevators, hoists, and cranes.),

- FSEP Food Safety Enhancement program (metal detectors, line speeds, critical temperatures, plant lighting)

  • Maintaining and managing all electrical motors through the Motor Management program, which includes managing corporate requirements on motor testing, acceptance testing, and maintaining RS/critical stock levels.

  • Managing warehouse electrical and automation parts, stock levels, preferred vendors and pricing.

  • Innovation and Trade Technology. Maintain a constant insight and state of the art leadership within the Automation and Electrical industry to provide the latest compliances with ever changing technologies. In-house learning seminars, and attending outside plant conferences.

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Must have a valid Master Electrician Certificate from Alberta Municipal Affairs Safety Services.

  • Minimum 5 years' experience working in a management / people leadership role

  • Minimum 5 years' experience working with Electrical Industrial Maintenance

  • Strong leadership and communication skills with Plant Management level

  • Strong computer skills in all common applications.

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Motivated and innovative and adapt quickly to environment and surrounding changes.

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada


  • Experience in a manufacturing setting is an asset

Job Operations

Primary Location Canada-Alberta-High River

Other Locations Canada-Alberta-Calgary

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: HIG00417