Maintenance Superintendent

Cargill, Inc. Saint Clair , MI 48079

Posted 3 months ago

Position Purpose and Summary

The Maintenance and PowerHouse Superintendent is responsible for the continued implementation and leadership of maintenance and reliability strategy for the St Clair, Ml facility. Activities include development, alignment and implementation of reliability excellence practices/strategy; proactive maintenance and repair; project planning, contractor/vendor management; best practice application, training and support; and people management. This position is a key leader in creating and managing change in the organization as well as the operations management team. This position is responsible for driving the improvement of plant reliability-championing the continued move form reactive to proactive maintenance and applying knowledge and experience to ensure continuous improvement to optimize the company's physical assets and maintenance and reliability processes and strategies. The incumbent will manage and further develop groups of people including exempt production supervisors.

Execute site business strategy, continuous improvement efforts, and best practices across the facility and Business Units (BU) through effective leadership and partnership with other Maintenance Team Leaders, Centers of Excellence (COEs), and functional business partners. Develops and implements strategies to identify, prioritize, and implement proactive maintenance and asset reliability improvement processes and projects.

Principal Accountabilities
30% Leads the deployment of maintenance related Reliability Excellence activities across the plant and ensures the reliability culture is foundational to operations. Enforces common reliability processes and metrics (focus on reliability improvement, eliminating the root-cause of reliability problems, etc.) to achieve targeted results from continuous improvement practices, and validates the importance of Reliability Excellence through key successes (i.e. scorecard and metrics control, total cost of maintenance, total cost of ownership, review of compliance audits, etc.).
25% Supervises and provides coaching to Production Supervisors including coaching Cargill's core values and guiding principles. Develops planning for future production workforce needs and participates in selection of employees. Responsible for developing strong leaders and a more diverse workforce by seeking multiple approaches to source/attract diverse talent. Implements Plant/BU operational/reliability/safety training programs and controls/monitors employee performance records on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Accountable for production talent development and responsible for successful training and on boarding of new/transferred employees as well as workforce engagement, recognition, development and coaching. Implements systems and processes to maintain a highly engaged workforce. Holds direct reports accountable for actively addressing engagement issues and for identifying/leveraging best practices in engagement. Applies disciplinary actions when needed.
15% Responsible for the facility maintenance budget along with the plant general and the power distribution accounts. Will utilize maintenance and reliability principles to improve the facility costs and productivity.
15% Utilizes leadership and expertise in the principles of Root Cause Analysis and Reliability Centered Maintenance to create an environment of continuous, aggressive defect elimination program that drives asset reliability improvement. Reviews, analyzes, and develops conclusions in regards to maintenance/reliability maintenance metrics and performance. Leads and/or supports audit compliance, root/cause analysis processes within the maintenance team, which includes tracking and reporting on established metrics for a more complex site/plant/facility (i.e. Asset Health index; Total Maintenance Cost/RAV; Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE); and audits compliance).
15% Manages ongoing maintenance/reliability related projects (i.e. asset reliability/defect elimination) utilizing a deep knowledge of maintenance and reliability practices and procedures. May directly lead/oversee general project planning, cost estimation and tracking and payback justification. Recommends/approves selection of contractors/vendors. Manages, analyzes more complex maintenance vendor issues and contract administration. Oversees and ensures that reliability design criteria is included and adhered to basis total cost of ownership and reliability requirements.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree OR in lieu of a degree a High School Diploma/GED with minimum 7 years technical experience

  • Minimum 3 years of combined experience between operations management and project management

  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrated supervisory experience

  • Demonstrated ability to lead multi-functional teams

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (including the ability to present information to a formal group)

  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems using formal maintenance and reliability techniques to evaluate systems, equipment, and failures

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and implement projects that improve the operational effectiveness of an operating facility

  • Experience using Reliability Centered Maintenance techniques, Cause Analysis, and Predictive Maintenance technologies (e.g. Vibration analysis, infrared, acoustic emissions, tribology, etc.) to create a proactive work environment that is focused on continuous improvement at best cost

  • Working knowledge of OSHA and Environment regulations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

  • Certified Maintenance Reliability Profession (CMRP) certification

  • Qualification on Predictive Maintenance Technologies

  • 10 years' experience in engineering or operations

  • Demonstrated ability to develop local business plans, measures, and objectives based on overall goals and objectives

  • 10-hour OSHA training

  • Working knowledge of Food Safety

  • 2 or more years' experience directly supervising maintenance employees.

  • Prior experience utilizing a computerized maintenance management system to manage maintenance activities

  • Experience with continuous improvement tools such as 5 Why analysis, cause/effect mapping, 5S strategies, etc.

  • Application of precision maintenance techniques

  • Familiar with reliability centered maintenance techniques

  • Familiar with condition monitoring technologies and planning and scheduling processes to create a reliable plant

  • Technical Skills:
    SAP/MAXIMO; KRONOS; Informance/OSl-Pl, i-Fix

Other Requirements

  • Ability to travel as needed

  • Light Work: Applying up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a small amount of force constantly to move objects. If use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

  • Climbing, Stooping, Kneeling, Crouching, Reaching, Standing, Walking, Finger dexterity, Grasping, Feeling, Talking

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