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Instrument Reliability Supervisor

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Job ID 210592 Date posted 09/22/2022 Location : Fort Dodge, Iowa | Eddyville, Iowa | Dayton, Ohio | Cedar Rapids, Iowa | Wahpeton, North Dakota | Blair, Nebraska | Hammond, Indiana | Wayzata, Minnesota

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 food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Regional Instrument Reliability Supervisor will provide subject matter expertise and leadership in the development and execution of Instrument maintenance programs across the region to proactively measure and improve instrument health and availability. You will oversee and execute instrumentation standards, standardized work processes, solutions, and measurements to increase production quality, efficiency, and volume for the business. In this role, you will supervise a team that executes activities to measure and improve instrumentation reliability for the region.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop, improve and execute Instrument maintenance programs and Instrument Reliability Capabilities across the region to proactively monitor and improve instrument health and availability by delivering technical education, coaching and talent management.
  • Collaborate with leadership to execute compliance of instrument engineering standards, policies, procedures, and job aids with regulatory standards and align to global, regional and industry standards.
  • Monitor and execute accountability measures and reporting mechanisms to monitor the performance against benchmark metrics and foster effective utilization and integrity of automated tools and systems.
  • Implement the tactical development and delivery oversight of vision, direction, and strategy for instrument reliability engineering.
  • Supervise and promote instrument reliability programs and policies within the region in alignment with global and industry standards.
  • Consolidate overall analysis and propose recommendations for areas of improvement and implement solutions to improve performance within acceptable risk tolerance.
  • Oversee advanced support for instrument engineering deliverables in capital projects.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of reliability centered maintenance, planning and scheduling.
  • Eight years of working experience in instrumentation, such as temperature, flow, pH, O2, pressure, and control valves.
  • Two years of supervisory experience
  • Instrumentation knowledge of SIS systems, SIL rated devices, IS instrumentation, and area electrical classifications.
  • Knowledge of industry standards such as ISA 18.2, ISA 88, NFPA 70, NFPA 85, NFPA 86, IEC 61131, IEC 61508 and IEC 61511.
  • Ability to translate highly technical information across all levels of technical knowledge
  • Technical gap assessment and solution identification
  • Experience with Emerson AMS Device Manager.
  • Experience in identifying and addressing poor performing assets.
  • Experience in developing and executing calibration strategies for instrumentation.
  • Certified Control System Technician Level III qualified
  • Lean six sigma
  • Process safety management experience

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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