Utilities Superintendent

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Milwaukee, WI
May 03, 2017
May 29, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Utilities Superintendent-MIL00840 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 www.cargill.com.


Position Purpose

Cargill Beef has an opportunity for an Operations Superintendent, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This role supervises, trains, and develops direct reports and also leads safety and process efficiency initiatives for our Cargill Beef. This position is accountable for the general operational responsibilities in the Grinding/Map area. The operations team produces frozen beef products as safely and efficiently as possible while meeting all corporate, customer, and government requirements.

Reporting to the Plant Engineer, the Utility Superintendant is responsible for the operation, distribution, maintenance and management of steam, electrical, water, natural gas, HVAC, ammonia refrigeration and compressed air systems to ensure safe and productive operation of the facility. The position directs the activities for the boiler and machinery room mechanics. The position is accountable for the physical facilities and equipment associated with boiler and machinery room operation. The position is also responsible for overseeing and ensuring the Process Safety Management (PSM) programs and processes are current, maintained and implemented. The position is also accountable to the Engineering Manager for the efficient use of all resources and manpower under their supervision.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Lead and direct work for maintenance and utility functions involving all plant utilities (ammonia, natural gas, water, air, steam, electrical).
  • Accountable for ensuring utility department personnel are trained and qualified according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Task Procedures (TPs) and other legal and regulated obligations
  • Manage the facilities Environmental programs and ensure compliance with all federal, state and municipal regulations.
  • Responsible for overseeing the PSM 1910.119 14 element program and PSM Coordinator ensuring audit readiness and tracking compliance of actions and work tasks
  • Participate and assist in procedures for system operations, emergency response, Management of Change (MOC), Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)
  • Leverage labor, materials and equipment to prevent, and eliminate, equipment failures through targeted deployment of maintenance strategies, reliable execution of work management practices and reliability engineering principles. Champion failure investigation and problem identification and resolution activities
  • Authorize work permits including ammonia line breaks
  • Oversees the fire system for the location and its requirements
  • Lead sustainability and resource efficiency improvement efforts
  • Manage the deployment of capital (base and non-base) and expense type projects through conception, development, approval and deployment in accordance with applicable policies, procedures and generally accepted good engineering practices.
  • Collaborate with other Utility personnel within Cargill in order to follow Cargill standards and metrics
  • Lead the development of human assets by effectively training, engaging, promoting, coaching, appraising and responding to the needs of employees. Ensure key results areas, and goals, are aligned with the organization's strategy and long term success
  • Ensure all engineering practices and procedures support a safe working culture and one that promotes the manufacturing of healthy and safe food and food ingredients
  • Serve as a key member of the plant leadership team, providing overall plant and business leadership, role modeling, mentoring and coaching to others in all functions and at all levels of the operation
This position is posted internally as well as externally
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.



Strong planning, analytical, problem solving, and decision making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish relationships and drive accountability
  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or related field
  • Ability to obtain RETA CARO and CIRO Certifications (RETA certified in refrigeration operation level 1 preferred)
  • Ability to become a HAZMAT responder and Incident Commander
  • 5 years of experience in utilities with NH3 ammonia refrigeration systems
  • Working knowledge of ammonia refrigeration systems
  • Strong ability to set expectations for safe work practices and enforce accountability
  • Ability to use PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Internet searching
  • Ability to lead and manage teams and work tasks using computer maintenance systems
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Steam and other pressurized System. A Good understanding of the fundamentals of air movement and pressures.
  • Understanding of PSM and regulatory requirements
  • Strong oral, written, and presentation skills
  • Strong attention to detail, highly-motivated and possess document and program organization skills
  • Good knowledge of plant operations and systems preferably in a food manufacturing environment

  • Preferred

    • RETA CARO Certification
    • RETA CIRO Certification
    • Formal training in utility systems
    • Formal training in ammonia refrigeration systems
    • Formal training and experience in Process Safety Management
    • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Safety, Engineering or a related technical field
    • Working knowledge of AutoCad
    Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

    Job Operations

    Primary Location US-WI-Milwaukee

    Schedule Full-time

    Job Type Standard

    Shift Day Job

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