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Cargill Maintenance and Reliability Supervisor in Hersey, Michigan

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 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.


The Maintenance and Reliability Supervisor will coordinate the repair and maintenance of machinery, vehicles, and equipment. We seek a professional who will focus on tactical and operational activities and align and implement reliability practices and programs. In this role, you will lead all aspects of maintenance, repair and project planning and stay up to date with industry best practices.


  • Operate, monitor, and maintain machines and production equipment.

  • Collaborate with senior team members to identify opportunities to improve reliability and resolve acceptable risk tolerance for equipment.

  • Participate in project planning, cost estimation, tracking and payback justification.

  • Engage the employees responsible for the repairs and maintenance of equipment and machines.

  • Plan and prioritize work orders, scheduling overall repair and maintenance to minimize production downtime and disruptions.

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Responsible for personnel decisions related to hiring, performance and disciplinary actions for your direct reports. You will also spend time completing the same tasks as employees on your team.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Experience supporting audit compliance and root/cause analysis processes

  • Minimum one year of directly related work experience

  • Previous experience with budget management

  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems using formal techniques to evaluate systems, equipment, and failures


  • One year of supervisory experience

  • Experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) such as SAP, Maximo, etc.

  • Experience in maintenance leadership, planning or equivalent in a manufacturing environment

  • Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional (CMRP) certification

  • Experience using Reliability Centered Maintenance techniques, Root Cause Analysis, and Predictive Maintenance technologies. (E.g. Vibration analysis, infrared, acoustic emissions, tribology, etc.) to create a proactive work environment that is focused on continuous improvement at best cost

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.