Maintenance Supervisor
Cargill 837 reviews - Houston, TX

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Cargill Grain & Oilseed Supply Chain consists of 12 businesses that operate on an integrated global basis. We source, trade, process and distribute grain and oilseeds. The main bulk products handled are wheat, corn, oilseeds, barley and sorghum, as well as vegetable oils, meals and ethanol.

This group works closely Cargill's ocean freight and logistics business.

Cargill Grain & Oilseed Supply Chain employs 20,000 people in 46 countries. We operate 245 interior silos, 28 import/export elevators, 62 crush plants and palm oil plantations in Indonesia. It also encompasses three vegetable oil refineries and numerous joint ventures.

Cargill Grain & Oilseed Supply Chain is currently recruiting for a Maintenance Supervisor for our Houston, TX, facility. This position will over-see the hourly maintenance staff to maintain the facility’s dynamic and static equipment. The process of managing these activities is guided through the Operational Excellence Strategy & the Cargill Leadership Model. The position is responsible for leading the maintenance team in day to day activities & in special projects to maintain optimum functionality for plant rotating and static equipment. Some of the tasks would include, but are not limited to, performing inspections, over-seeing the completion of preventive maintenance measures, and the repairing and/or modifying of facility assets. This position will also have responsibility over contract maintenance personnel assigned to repair or capitol project work.

Position Overview:
In this position you will provide technical knowledge & management skills in a first line supervisory level. Maintenance schedule compliance is accomplished through daily coordination with the operations department to meet the demands of production. A person in this role is required to maintain this communication to serve the needs of this internal customer as well as the attainment of short and long term facility maintenance goals. The Maintenance Supervisor must be flexible to the changing needs of the operation & will be expected to be familiar with the operations side of the operation.

Principal Accountabilities:
50% - Reliability Excellence - Organize, plan, and lead maintenance activities relating to mechanical maintenance. Manage equipment repair and PM's. Establish priorities, direct field and shop repairs and equipment servicing. Problem solving when issues arise or opportunities develop, improving work process and operating efficiencies

20% - Risk Management: Through observation ensure all employees & contractors follow EHS and OSHA policies and procedures. Follow up scheduling of corrective work from plant inspections, EHS audits, etc… Perform safety meetings & sections of the EHS program as assigned by the EHS coordinator.

5% - Operational Effectiveness: Daily coordination with the operations department to schedule down time as needed to maintain equipment as well as ensuring that production needs are met. Familiarize yourself with the logistical & operational side of the facility to perform the week-end rotation.

15% - Capital Effectiveness: Utilizing the project commitment process develops the scope and execute on the projects you are assigned. This process includes; seeking out engineering as needed, identifying the materials & labor required utilizing the bid process, over-seeing the contractors who are awarded the project and ensuring the projects specifications were met and financials are brought to a close.

5% - Talent management: Ensure the maintenance department is participating in all safety related training. Facilitate the HR needs of your employees. Provide on-going training to current employees to learn new tasks and deepen the talent pool of the facility. Manage the performance of employees assigned to you through, coaching, KRA development and The Performance Management Process.

5 % - Tasks or assignments not captured above as issued to you be the Maintenance & Reliability Leader or Superintendent.



2 to 4 year college degree in engineering or related technical discipline or 3+ years experience with maintenance and/or production management

mechanical aptitude and ability to learn knowledge of hydraulics, conveyors, dust collection systems and power trains.

Working knowledge with Environmental Health and Safety

Strong communication skills: strong written, interpersonal, verbal and listening skills

Strong organizational, leadership and planning skills

Strong team player

Solid computer proficiency


Scheduling experience

Degree preferred with focus in mechanical engineering.

Coaching: Acknowledge develops & rewards competencies & results; addresses people issues/opportunities; develops team.

Knowledge of proactive maintenance technologies.

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.


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837 reviews
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers,...