Cargill Maintenance Supervisor in Newnan, Georgia

Maintenance Supervisor

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.



You will play a vital role in the success of the maintenance department and Cargill Case Ready.This role will be responsible for championing our Reliability Excellence rollout and lead all efforts as they pertain to maintenance.

As a Maintenance Supervisor, you will develop a deep understanding of maintenance responsibilities and assess and initiate opportunities for improvement.You will create and promote team-building environment that promotes stakeholder enthusiasm and innovation.Also, you will implement and recognize continuous improvement through ensuring stakeholder involvement in problem solving and decision-making.Additionally, you are responsible for executing safety initiatives and communicating safety awareness.

This position will assure all GMP's (Good Manufacturing Practices), and Standard Operation Process (SOP) are executed as planned.This position will communicate business results and achievement of departmental goals and milestones.Lastly, you will promote stakeholder focus through training and development and be a lightning rod for change, good ideas, and getting the job done.

Principal Accountabilities:

40% Development and supervision of maintenance stakeholders. Responsible for developing a highly engaged, empowered and effective maintenance team.

20% Accountable for maintenance, utilities, equipment repair, and sanitation requirements. Troubleshoot causes of plant equipment problems and oversees coordination of proactive and reactive activities daily. Develops and maintains plant preventative maintenance programs. Coordinates repairs and supplies/parts purchasing through relationship with the Maintenance Planner.

15% Maintain adherence to all Corporate Environmental Policies and Procedures to keep the facility in compliance with all Federal and State laws. Manage wastewater treatment system operation to ensure permit compliance. Ensure Process Safety Management program is maintained. Support and champion Reliability Excellence and drive departmental efficiencies.

10% Provide leadership in the areas of customer focus, continuous improvement, food safety, and personal safety as they relate to maintenance activities. Support a ZERO injury culture and drive continuous improvement to safety and safety programs. Ensure contractors/employees comply with all relevant Governmental and Cargill Safety Requirements.

10% Develop and maintain energy efficient systems with demonstrated continuous energy use improvements.

5% Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned

This position is posted internally as well as externally.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.


Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma OR GED equivalent required.

  • 5 years of experience in food operation/processing and/or manufacturing environments.

  • 2-5 years of experience working knowledge of processing plant/equipment.

  • Computer literacy and eagerness to learn SAP/PPE systems.

  • Positive attitude and problem-solving mentality.

  • Strong mechanical aptitude.

  • Ability to develop and manage good working relationships with internal departments (Production, QA, Warehouse), contractors, suppliers, and inspectors.

  • Reliability pro-active maintenance experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Scientist or Associate or equivalent experience.

  • Specialized coursework/background refrigeration, electrical, plumbing

  • Strong background in Reliability Excellence or similar in application

  • Supervisory experience with competencies in coaching, mentoring and building strong teams.

  • Maintenance experience in a food processing environment

  • Understanding of refrigeration and utility management

  • Familiarity with maintenance management software SAP/PPE or equivalent CMMS.

  • Sound understanding of PLC, Logix and other related systems.

Other Requirements:

  • This position shall require a sound performance record of building strong teams, establishing collaborative relationships with internal/external customers and demonstrate effective communication techniques.

  • This position shall have the responsibility to report problems with the food safety management system to identified person(s). This position has the responsibility and authority to initiate and record actions.

  • Acquire and maintain knowledge of HACCP/OPRP/PRP (GMP) policies and requirements to complete all monitoring and/or verifications tasks as outlined in Food Safety Management System and ensure that corrections and corrective actions, if needed, are taken per the Food Safety Management System.

  • Acquire and Maintain a sound understanding of SAP/PPE and Reliability Excellence Modules and execution

  • Experience leading a diverse team of stakeholders, SAP systems, and career advancement may include Maintenance Manager or other roles in the operational organization, food safety and quality assurance experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Maintenance and Reliability

Primary Location US-GA-Newnan

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: NEW01341