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Regional Mechanical Reliability Engineer

Wayzata, Minnesota | Hammond, Indiana | Fort Dodge, Iowa | Blair, Nebraska | Eddyville, Iowa | Cedar Rapids, Iowa | Dayton, Ohio

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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

Regional Mechanical Reliability Engineer

Job ID WAY08386 Date posted 01/06/2021

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 Regional Mechanical Reliability Engineer IV will provide leadership to support safe and reliable plant operations across the region or geography with a focus on mechanical equipment, proactive maintenance concepts, oversight and deployment of equipment maintenance strategies, asset criticality, predictive technologies, project management optimization and reliability centered maintenance. In this role, you will drive improved performance through education, deployment, and oversight of metrics and develop and lead the design, installation, and operational specification standards. You will drive 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 and drive maintenance and reliability programs across a region including process standardization, process improvement recommendations, risk mitigation strategies, and vendor utilization and management.
  • Oversee metrics and measure performance and program business impact across a region.
  • Communicate new leading practices and provide domain expertise for remediation of identified deficiencies from assessments using a variety of techniques to provide guidance and training to the regional team and leadership.
  • Lead mechanical asset oriented bad actor identification, quantification, and elimination process including championing asset reliability, asset health improvement, action closure after coordinated assessments, and consistent application of reliability centered maintenance and root cause analysis.
  • Provide input and review the design, installation specifications, plans of high importance, and projects including setting reliability standards, equipment evaluation criteria, technical supplier evaluation, and inspection criteria as part of the reliability excellence deliverables.
  • Deploy and sustain core maintenance and reliability standards, programs, and training to enhance the capabilities of the site and regional teams and leads maturity assessments against processes and standards.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Provide expert thought leadership in your field and work with limited direction, using additional research and interpretation to identify issues or problems. You may provide direction to supporting team members and be a strategic contributor.

Location: This position may sit at any of our Cargill Starches, Sweeteners, and Texturizers locations or in Wayzata, MN. The preference is Wayzata, MN. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • Experience in the application of reliability tools
  • Knowledge in maintenance process management
  • Change management or project management experience
  • Experience, training and knowledge in reliability centered maintenance principles
  • Minimum of six years of related work experience
  • Ability to travel up to 40%


  • Master's degree in engineering or similar technical discipline
  • Minimum of ten years of reliability experience
  • Certified maintenance reliability professional or similar certification
  • Six sigma green or black belt certification
  • Training in predictive maintenance technologies
  • Governance or auditing experience

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