Cargill Maintenance Automation Superintendent in Fresno, California

Maintenance 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.


Responsible for leading a high performing maintenance team and ensuring a high level of equipment reliability through continuous improvement of processes and strategies. This position will provide leadership of maintenance supervisors, craftspersons and supplementary outside resources performing maintenance work. The candidate will be a key leader in the maintenance management team and will be responsible for ensuring that all work is performed safely and effectively.

Principal Accountabilities

30% Electrical/Automation – Manage plant electrical/automation efforts including maintenance needs, improvement projects as well as supervision of contract employees. Responsibilities will include all computer/server systems, networks, phone systems, PLCs, scales, printers, and scan guns. Other responsibilities may be assigned as deemed necessary.

20% Leadership – Lead the team by providing ongoing coaching and team development. Facilitate relationships with other departments to ensure asset health and availability for production. Be present on the plant floor to lead problem-solving efforts and assist as necessary. Hold team members accountable with timely feedback and ensure proper recognition of top performers. Coach maintenance team in operations, troubleshooting, repair, preventative and predictive maintenance procedures, root cause failure analysis, personal safety, food safety and operational excellence. Review area training and crewing needs and ensure that employee training and development provides sufficient craft skills and knowledge.

20% Work Management – Ensure work management process is implemented and effective. Investigate opportunities in a timely fashion and implement corrective actions when needed. Provide effective communication to operations and maintenance management relating to equipment operation. Ensure correct follow up is applied as needed and equipment unscheduled downtime is reduced to a minimum by effective repairs. Ensure normal and emergency coverage is provided in all areas. Identify and manage needed outside resources to assist in repairs.

15% Food Safety and Personal Safety – Maintain total awareness of and compliance to all Safety regulatory legislation and Cargill policy and procedures, including contractor safety programs. Ensure compliance with all food safety regulation as they relate to maintenance activities.

10% Asset Health & Coordination – Monitor asset health of critical assets. Advise in collaboration with operations the necessary modifications and equipment repairs in their area. Oversee emergency repairs and Investigate and analyze asset defects and failures to find and address the root cause to prevent re-occurrence.

5% Perform other duties as assigned

This position is posted internally as well as externally

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.


Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in engineering/related technical discipline, or minimum of 5 years’ related experience.

  • Ability to read electrical schematics

  • Demonstrated knowledge of NEC and NFPA 70E requirements

  • Working knowledge of 480V/240V/120V systems

  • Experience in plant maintenance/engineering, including significant people and project leadership experience

  • Demonstrated leadership skills of team building, conflict resolution, innovation and change within the work force.

  • Ability to develop and manage good working relationships with internal departments, contractors, suppliers, inspectors and customers

  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills. Ability to speak candidly and provide constructive feedback

  • Professional verbal and written communication skills to complete proposals, presentations,

  • policies, etc

  • Computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Comfort learning new technologies.

  • Ability to make independent decisions

  • Ability to challenge and engage a team

  • Business fluency (verbal and written) in English

  • Ability to work in a variety of business environments including office (approx 30%) and plant floor (approx 70%) in both hot and cold settings. Significant amount of time spent standing, walking, bending, etc.

  • Travel occasionally (ie less than 10%)

  • Ability to work a variety of hours to cover multiple shifts. Occasional weekend work. Ability to be on call

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong background in mechanical, electrical, and/or refrigeration

  • Training and knowledge of predictive maintenance technologies

  • Working knowledge of Maximo or CMMS system

  • CMRP or ability to achieve CMRP

  • Working knowledge of SAP

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-CA-Fresno

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: FRE01997