Maintenance Supervisor

Newark, CA
Feb 09, 2017
Mar 29, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Maintenance Supervisor-NEW01159 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

This position is accountable for leading a team of approximately 12 maintenance employees across all shifts for a 24/7/365 operation. This position requires collaboration with the other department supervisors, quality, supply chain, admin and production team members to achieve goals in addition to collaboration with peers at other locations in sharing best practices and consistent plant and personnel practices in a manner that leads to engaging employees.

Principal Accountabilities

  • 25% Coach, train and provide management support to employees to achieve their individual and location goals.

  • 25% Manage and promote safety, food safety, quality processes, reliability, and housekeeping

  • 20% Problem solving, troubleshooting, and solution implementation

  • 10% Ensure compliance with all company, state, federal and environmental guidelines and regulations

  • 10 % Capital improvements, budget compliance and projection

  • 10% Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.



  • Work in/around manufacturing equipment and climbing stairs

  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs

  • Occasional travel (up to 5%)

  • Minimum 4 year college degree OR may substitute with a high school diploma or equivalent Plus 4 years of equivalent maintenance or industrial work experience

  • 3 years maintenance experience in manufacturing or food processing environment

  • 2 years in supervisory role

  • Ability to create an environment conducive to teamwork; strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong listening, written and verbal skills

  • Leads by holding self and others accountable; delivers on commitments


  • 4 year degree in engineering

  • Mechanical aptitude demonstrated in previous roles

  • Project management experience

  • Working knowledge of SAP, MS Office and Windows

  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills

  • Familiar with PdM techniques, such as thermography, vibration, ultrasound and mechanical integrity testing, oil analysis.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Maintenance and Reliability

Primary Location US-CA-Newark

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job