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Sr. Maintenance & Reliability Engineer

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Job ID 265496 Date posted 04/17/2023 Location : Newark, California

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Sr. Maintenance & Reliability Engineer will provide advanced knowledge and technical expertise to deploy continuous improvement in process and asset reliability through the detection and elimination of defects. In this role, you will contribute to deliver the optimization of equipment maintenance and technical aspects of reliability engineering strategies.

Key Accountabilities

  • Deploy complex reliability excellence activities and identify and prioritize reliability engineering value creation opportunities.
  • Ensure the implementation of the strategic development of asset reliability centered maintenance applications.
  • Perform technical reviews of complex projects and collaborate with related areas on new equipment reliability specifications.
  • Execute the identification and elimination of bad actors and the optimization of equipment availability.
  • Participate in the development, design and installation of predictive maintenance programs and technology applications to identify and eliminate defects.
  • Oversee the specific lubrication program to ensure refinement.
  • Partner with and provide guidance to maintenance repairs and production in reliability related processes and the identification of critical spares.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties may be assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Proven knowledge in the application of reliability tools
  • Knowledge in maintenance process management
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience
  • Other minimum qualifications may apply


  • Certified maintenance reliability professional or similar certification
  • Training in predictive maintenance technologies
  • Training and knowledge of management of the proactive maintenance model
  • SAP Experience 


Location Description

Location: Onsite 5 days a week - Newark CA, Salt Manufacturing Facility - This plant location runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The expected salary for this position is $100,000 - $140,000. Compensation varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific location, certifications, education, and level of experience. The disclosed range estimate may be, adjusted for any applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. This position is eligible for a discretionary incentive award. The incentive award amount is dependent upon company performance and your personal performance. 

At Cargill we put people first.  As part of your overall rewards, we offer a comprehensive benefit program including medical and/or other benefits dependent on the position offered and hours worked. Visit: to learn more (subject to certain collective bargaining agreements for Union positions) . 

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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