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Senior Maintenance & Reliability Engineer

Hammond, Indiana

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Cargill operates some of the most technologically advanced production plants in the world. We need responsible, effective, safety-minded and best-in-class individuals to join our team. Engineers are vital in ensuring that consistent engineering standards are maintained to meet corporate, legal, regulatory and customer requirements. Close coordination across various teams including engineering, operations, maintenance and reliability, safety, logistics and supply chain will be integral to the success of this role. Please note, specific roles will vary greatly by plant and location. Safety is always our number one priority, and no matter your experience level, we will train you for success. Your work in our plants can help you grow both personally and professionally. Discover how your work can nourish the world and help you thrive.

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Cargill is a great, energetic place to work. We can be ourselves and do the work we like, because of our inclusive culture. Together, our teams work hard to help the world thrive.”

Lisa W., Senior Engineering Manager

During my time at Cargill I have been provided with many exciting opportunities to develop my engineering expertise and experience.”

Liam Mccarthy, EMEA, Plant Engineering Manager

In 2014, I chose Cargill to be the company where I would do a compulsory internship in the Chemical Engineering course. Six years later, I see that it was a very assertive choice. As a trainee, engineer, or continuous improvement Supervisor, I fulfilled in being able to use my strengths, be authentic, and exercise my purpose to impact people's lives. Also, I have access to so many opportunities! Being a woman in a factory environment can be challenging! We are still starting to occupy this space, but, without a doubt, it is gratifying to work in a company that puts people first and promotes an inclusive and diverse environment.”

Nattalia Muttoni, LATAM, Continuous Improvement Supervisor

Senior Maintenance & Reliability Engineer

Job ID HAM01176 Date posted 12/30/2020

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 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.  


The Senior Reliability Engineer will be a key leader on the maintenance and reliability management team for the discipline of reliability engineering. In this role, you will work with the reliability team to drive improvement of plant reliability and champion the defect elimination process. You will apply knowledge and experience to ensure continuous improvement to optimize the company’s physical assets and maintenance and reliability processes and strategies and be directly involved in the continued implementation and leadership of a progressive and integrated reliability centered maintenance and equipment reliability improvement process.


  • Lead, build and develop the reliability engineering team skills and communicate advanced reliability concepts using a variety of techniques to provide guidance and training to more junior reliability engineers.
  • Support team leadership through prioritization of reliability excellence activities and identify and prioritize reliability engineering value creation opportunities and lead the bad actor identification, quantification, and elimination process.
  • Participate in process teams, lead asset health initiatives, and champion asset health improvement and production process stability by driving the consistent application of reliability centered maintenance and root cause analysis.
  • Lead and develop programs for sustainability to enhance the maintenance and reliability capabilities that ensure the building and development of competency mechanical reliability practices and knowledge of those practices is shared throughout the team.
  • Participate in the development of design and installation specifications along with commissioning plans of large projects including setting reliability standards, equipment evaluation criteria, technical supplier evaluation and inspection criteria as part of the reliability excellence deliverables.
  • Design and develop new and unique engineering methods and procedures, special equipment, innovative test procedures and special analysis of failure techniques to drive improvement of reliability and maintenance activities.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience
  • Solid knowledge in the application of reliability tools
  • Knowledge in maintenance process management
  • Experience in production, maintenance, or project management
  • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time


  • Certified maintenance reliability professional or similar certification
  • Training in predictive maintenance technologies
  • Training and knowledge of management of the proactive maintenance model
  • Experience leading teams OR driving results through teams
  • Experience with SAP

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