Cargill Maintenance and Reliability Leader in Kalama, Washington

Maintenance and Reliability Leader

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.


Position Purpose & Summary

Direct accountability, leadership and oversight of maintenance, electrical, electronic and instrumentation craft persons and supplementary outside resources for a grain export facility. Strong working knowledge of material handling equipment, such as elevator legs, belt conveyor drives, grain dryers, and structural defect recognition. Accountable for uptime of the facility driving the ability for the team to meet the challenging demands of production running 24/7. Strong ability to find the root cause of problems through leadership and relentless determination for process improvement. Execute correct application of Reliability Strategies such as Proactive Work Activities, On-Condition and Predictive Technologies, RCM, Craft Skills Development, Proper Planning and Scheduling Functions, Precision Maintenance and Cause Analysis. Expected execution of aligned CASCNA reliability practices will reduce operating cost while improving Overall Equipment effectiveness and Asset Utilization. Troubleshoot equipment failures and oversee coordination of proactive and reactive activities on a day-to-day basis.

Principal Accountabilities

30% Lead the facility team of crafts persons and contractors by utilizing the Cargill leadership Model. Also coordinate all predictive and On-Condition Contracts.

20% Lead, supervise and coordination of proactive, reactive and modifications work type and management of formal work flow system. Communicate asset health of all critical assets and lead shared asset support and ownership activities

10% Long and short term execution of formal scheduling, planning and coordination functions, annual turn-around and commissioning new and reconditioned equipment

10% Complete all Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities

10% Investigate and analyze asset defects and failures through cause analysis (cause mapping) and participation of SFMEA (Simplified Failure Modes and Effects Analysis), i.e. conveyors, drives, hydraulics, etc.

10% Ensure proper management and execution of the maintenance and asset accounting system as related to core job function. As well as conduct/coordinate formal workflow training for new and existing facility personnel

10% Capital / Expense Projects - gathers information and prepares documentation including cost estimates, preliminary engineering design and analysis. Assists in preparing project specifications, quotation requests for material requests, and project equipment. Develops schedules and monitors project budgets, costs and schedule for on-time performance.



Required Qualifications

  • High Diploma or higher degree

  • 5 or more years in a leadership role in maintenance or engineering

  • 5 or more years of experience working in a large facility environment including process, bulk handling or manufacturing plants.

  • 3 or more years of managing maintenance budget or capital budget.

  • Ability to take off-hour calls and rotate on call accountability with facility staff as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or higher degree.

  • CMRP Certification.

  • Experience with CMMS or Maximo

  • Supply procurement, budget preparation, scheduling experience.

  • Working knowledge of grain production equipment.

  • Experience working in a Union environment

Success Factors

  • Ability to develop and manage good working relationships with internal departments (production, sales, logistics, accounting), contractors, suppliers, inspectors and customers.

  • Project management skills required are scope of work definition, scope of work execution, and equipment startups.

  • Knowledge and ability to identify structural defects for structures and repair schemes.

  • Strong knowledge of defect elimination, hazard analysis, conveying systems as well as hazard recognition affecting the safety of the facility.

  • Ability to apply Cargill's policies and procedures in the areas of safety and environmental.

  • Working knowledge of predictive maintenance technology (vibration, oil, infrared, ultrasonic analysis).

  • Ability to work with a wide variety of work styles including customers and co-workers at all levels.

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

  • Strong mechanical and electrical knowledge and aptitude.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job General Management

Primary Location US-WA-Kalama

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: KAL00029