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Maintenance and Reliability Supervisor

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Job ID 225012 Date posted 08/10/2022 Location : Kansas City, Missouri

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 agricultural supply chain business, where we seamlessly connect farming customers with food, feed and industry.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Maintenance and Reliability Supervisor will provide technical leadership and expertise to drive continuous improvement in process and asset reliability through the detection and elimination of defects, and focus on the planning of the repair and maintenance of our production equipment. At this Kansas City, MO facility, you will be responsible for Maintenance and Reliability for both the soybean crush and bio-diesel plants. In this role, you will optimize the availability and productivity of our manufacturing facilities and equipment. You will coordinate repair work and participate in the commissioning and installation of new equipment and provide guidance to a team that provides technical knowledge to deliver the optimization of equipment maintenance and technical aspects of reliability maintenance strategies.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead the strategic development of asset reliability centered maintenance applications and ensure that standards of quality, cost, safety, reliability and performance are met in production processes.
  • Promote and execute the identification and elimination of bad actors. and the optimization of equipment availability including review of mechanical specifications.
  • Develop and apply specific lubrication program to ensure refinement and partner with production in reliability related dent remediation strategies and efforts.
  • Participate in technical reviews of projects and collaborate with related areas on new equipment reliability specifications.
  • Coordinate with production staff to plan and prioritize scheduled and reactive work.
  • Collaborate with and provide guidance to maintenance, repair and operations stores processes and the identification of critical spares.
  • Utilize surveys, and other talent tools to guide team engagement and performance.
  • Lead and develop a team, coach and make decisions related to talent management, hiring, performance, and disciplinary actions.
  • Other duties as assigned




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


  • Continuous Improvement experience
  • Previous manufacturing experience
  • Previous supervisory 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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