Watkins Glen, NY
Dec 27, 2016
Apr 24, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Superintendent-WAT00148 Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at


Our Cargill Salt
business produces, packages and ships salt for a wide range of market segments:
  • Agricultural
  • Food
  • Water conditioning
  • Industrial
  • Chemical and packaged ice control
We operate more than 20 manufacturing, processing and warehousing locations that make salt from three major production methods:
  • Mechanical evaporation at facilities in the U.S. in California, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, New York and Ohio
  • Solar evaporation and harvesting from ponds in California, Oklahoma, Utah, Bonaire in the Dutch Antilles, and Los Olivitos, Venezuela
  • Rock salt mining from underground mines in Louisiana, New York and Ohio
Cargill Salt services a variety of customers ranging from home improvement, hardware, grocery, and convenience store retailers, to food makers/processors, water conditioning dealers, and foodservice and general wholesale distribution. We make more than 1,000 different salt products and package sizes. In addition, we market national and regional brands, including Diamond Crystal® branded household consumer food and water softener salt products, Champions Choice® branded agricultural products for animal feeding, as well as Cargill® and Alberger® branded specialty salt products for food manufacturing customers.
Cargill Salt focuses on equal employment opportunity, and inclusion and diversity when recruiting, making sure we attract candidates from all backgrounds. We believe to be a successful organization, it is essential that our people reflect the rich cultural, ethnic and gender diversity of our markets. We understand that a culture of flexibility is at the heart of work life balance for our people. Our Work Life Integration program provides people with the flexibility needed to meet their personal and professional goals.

Position Purpose

The Superintendent will lead activities in the Watkins Glen, NY facility to safely maximize plant capabilities and minimize production costs with a safety and customer-focused culture. This includes personnel management and leadership, budgeting, capital expenditures, operations and maintenance. The incumbent will manage groups of people including exempt production supervisors.

Principal Accountabilities

30%- Development and supervision of direct and indirect reports (coaching, PMP's, Engagement). Consistently working with peers in establishing consistent personnel policies and plant practices which will lead to engaged employees.
10%- Develop strategies for operations of assigned area to include technical optimization of processes. Involves working with applicable BU process teams and functions. Lead/Manage/implement process improvements.
20%- Establish implement and maintain area capital and operating budgets
20%- Oversee product and service quality to ensure total customer satisfaction. Interface with customers on plant visits and audits.
20%- Champion and administer Environmental, Health and Safety systems and processes

This position is posted internally as well as externally


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years operations experience
  • Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience
  • Strong collaboration skills, ability to work effectively within a process centered/multi-functional organization and handle multiple tasks
  • Demonstrated strong working knowledge in Food Safety, OSHA and Environmental regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to train, develop and support employees
  • Demonstrated team building, leadership and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial skills in the areas of customer focus, innovation and achieving business results
  • Capital Project management experience
  • Effective Interpersonal communications
  • Computer software - Excel, Word, PowerPoint


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
  • 10 years of experience in engineering or operations
  • Demonstrated ability to develop local business plans, measures, and objectives based on overall goals and objectives.
  • 10-hour OSHA training
  • Informance, MXES, and I-Fix software
  • SAP
  • Knowledge of reliability and maintenance
  • Energy knowledge
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Operations

Primary Location US-NY-Watkins Glen

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job