Cargill Maintenance Technical Lead- 1st Shift - Full Time- Columbia, South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina

Maintenance Technical Lead- 1st Shift - Full Time- Columbia, South Carolina

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 Meat Solutions

Cargill Meat Solutions is the umbrella organization of Cargill’s North American beef, turkey, and food distribution businesses. Our businesses based in Wichita, Kansas, provide wholesome, high quality, nutritious and flavorful products to customers ranging from foodservice operators and grocery stores, to food manufacturers and export markets. These businesses employ more than 32,000 people in the US and Canada, who work at dozens of processing and support facilities.

Cargill Beef

At Cargill Beef, we know that our customers don’t just sell products; they sell the reputations behind those products. Our customers provide people with something that they crave and love and it’s a product that we love, too. And we understand how deeply the quality of our red meat connects to our customers’ reputations. After all, it’s our reputation, too. We have been innovating for the last 150 years to bring our partners new solutions that help nourish the world. We continue to aggressively pursue improvements and produce real results that impact not only our operations but our industry, employees and the world around us. By continuously improving our products, processes and services we are ensuring a better, more sustainable future for our employees, for our customers, for our communities and for our company.

Manufacturing Process Reliability

-Assist maintenance supervisor in achieving operational excellence daily through maintaining and monitoring asset reliability standards and specifications

-Ability to lead and instruct maintenance technicians for their day to day activities on asset utilization.

-Acquire and distribute planned materials, tools and documentation for planned work, and work order information for reactive work.

-Ability to respond to interruption work from immediate supervisor.

-Move to next job after completion or as directed by Maintenance Supervisor

-With the Maintenance Supervisor, resolve opportunities as needed to perform work

-Complete Closeout Activities including, Tool accountability / Parts reconciliation, Sanitation tagging / Notification to Production, Return unused materials and tools, Functional Operations test complete, and arrange for PdM validation.

-Complete, Sign and return hardcopy Work Order to Maintenance Supervisor complete with; Work Description, Symptoms,


The Maintenance Lead Person expectations are listed below, but are not limited to:

-Follow, support and help enforce all Cargill policies and procedures.

-Promote and foster a safe working environment

-Owner in the ongoing Maintenance and Reliability process and embrace the needed change to improve.

-Promote Proactive Culture / environment

-Support decisions and policies made by management. (Discuss, Decide and Champion).

-Be positive about the department and the company.

-Be accountable and hold others accountable through planning and delegation of activities.

-Substitute for Supervisor during absence.

-Communicate effectively and respectfully with supervisor / management, peers and between crews

-Challenge in a respectful way.

-Recognize deficiencies in skills, equipment, procedures and communication. Take action

-Provide feedback effectively and timely

-Deal fairly with issues between EE’s (conflict/people skills)

-Meet daily to review work load / change over

-Coach and mentor your peers to be the best they can be.

-Use Maximo correctly (Per procedure)

-Complete 2 PM work order audits per week for accuracy

-Review daily work orders and follow up needed.

-Promote recognition.

-Challenge poor workmanship.

-Make recommendations and suggestions to management for improvements


Required Qualifications

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Minimum of 5 years industrial maintenance experience or completed training for industrial maintenance technician.

  • Ability to read, understand and execute job plans

  • Ability to troubleshoot PLC

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous Cargill experience

  • Work history in the past 12 months

  • PLC Certification

  • Ability to read blueprints

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-SC-Columbia

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: COL00523