Cargill Jobs

Job Information

Cargill Maintenance Supervisor in North Kingstown, Rhode Island

The maintenance supervisor is responsible for providing leadership to a team of mechanics and to implement and execute department goals. Provide communication for shift transitions and pass on clearly to the oncoming maintenance shift of the daily issues and turnover items. Set priorities and preventative maintenance work based on plant action items and failure maintenance requests.

Oversee root cause analysis/reliability strategies in terms of continuous improvement and operational excellence of the maintenance shift. Hold maintenance mechanics accountable for work related duties (attendance, work order documentation and performance). Work cross functionally with different plant departments to support plant operation (food safety, plant safety, production, human resources).

May be asked to: Provide support for capital project installations and startups relating to new plant equipment and applicable buildings/ground projects. Assist with weekend maintenance supervision, rotating with other maintenance supervisors on a rotational calendar. Be prepared to work during full production days that are scheduled on a weekend day in order to support plant production coverage. Fill in on different shifts to help with vacation coverage for other maintenance shifts, with early notification.

PLANT/POSITION SPECIFIC INFO HERE: 7 days per week, working a 12 hour schedule with a 4 day rotating work week.

The first 2 months of this role will require 25% travel for training, this will reduce to 5% travel after training is complete

40% Leadership :

  • Provide leadership and management of the maintenance department

  • Coaching, supervising, performance management, development, recognition, engagement maintenance mechanics. Coordinate follow up work and guide communication between each shift, provide direction on priority work and support the preventative maintenance strategy (utilizing Manager Plus Maximo/SAP).

30% Operational Excellence:

  • Assist in improving and maintaining reliability strategies, initiate root cause analysis, cost and budget management, communicate best practices. Champion Management Operating System (MOS) and enforce company policies.

  • Schedule daily work orders for each mechanic and support Maintenance Planner for work order related actions.

10% Safety & Food Safety:

  • Ensure commitment of EHS and Food Safety Quality & Regulatory (FSQR) policies/regulations. Provide leadership on 1st 2nd shift for potential evacuation/HAZMAT issues.

10% Support equipment installations:

  • Assist in supporting capital/expense related projects, working with Maintenance Superintendent in terms of moving equipment into the plant, buildings/ground work, and other related work

10% Maintenance coverage:

  • Support the maintenance weekend coverage (rotational calendar)



  • Two year technical degree, or five or more years of progressive maintenance experience in an industrial setting.

  • Supervisory experience

  • Basic computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, ability to learn SAP)

  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skils

  • Demonstrate ability to set priorities, problem solve, and execution skills

  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal functions (maintenance, production, food safety, environmental health & safety, accounting/procurement, sales, research and development)


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Bilingual skills

  • Experience with food processing and manufacturing equipment

  • Experience with one or more predictive technologies (Ultrasound, Infrared Thermography, Vibration, MCE, Oil Analysis)

  • Basic knowledge of safety and food safety regulations

  • Advanced safety knowledge to include permit procedures, hazardous chemicals, and process safety management

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.