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Cargill Regional Reliability Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Regional Reliability Engineer

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 160,000 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.



  • This position has the opportunity to work remotely***

Position Purpose & Summary

Regional Reliability Engineer is a key member to the manufacturing excellence team enabling best in class reliable, safe and environmental compliant operations. This position will facilitate Reliability Excellence initiatives to lower total maintenance cost, improve stability factor, improve asset health, and direct proper equipment maintenance strategies. Utilize correct application of reliability strategies such as Reliability Centered Maintenance(RCM), Equipment life-cycle analysis, Defect Elimination, Cause Analysis, 5S, 5 Why, Kaizen, proactive work activities, on-condition and predictive technologies and Failure Modes Effect Analysis (FMEA). Coach and develop others on reliability excellence models. Support and execute reliability deliverables for capital projects according to PDP deliverables.

Principal Accountabilities

40% Manufacturing Excellence for RE (bad actors elimination, technical specifications, equipment maintenance strategies evaluation, etc.)

15 % Facilitate and mentor PM Optimization.

15 % Facilitate and mentor RCM/RCA.

10 % Support and execute deployment of Mechanical Integrity Program.

10 % Monitor and mentor maintenance planning for precision, quality, & quantity.

5 % Assist with capital & RTG budget for 3-5-year planning.

5 % Accountable for RE deliverables for Capital PDP.


  • This position has the opportunity to work remotely***


Required Qualifications

  • Engineering or higher Degree with 5 or more years of Engineering, Production, or Reliability experience.Or High School Diploma/GED or higher degree with 7 or more years of Engineering, Production, or Reliability experience.

  • Or High School Diploma/GED or higher degree with 7 or more years of Engineering, Production, or Reliability experience.

  • 3 years or more years of experience predictive maintenance technologies (vibration analysis, tribology, etc.)

  • Travel up to 50% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Engineering.

  • Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP)

  • SAP experience.

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

  • Change Management experience

  • Project management experience.

  • Budget preparation, procurement, scheduling experience.

  • Experience with Soybean Processing, or similar industries, including an understanding of all requirements that must be met to maintain food safety, environmental and personal safety compliance (i.e. OSHA, PSM, USDA, FDA).

Success Factors

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and implement detailed solutions to complex technical problems involving multiple technologies.

  • Good computer skills (SAP, MS word, Excel, etc.…)

  • Strong mechanical/electrical knowledge and aptitude.

  • Ability to coach others for high performance and high engagement; motivates, inspires, and engages others to excel and work towards the vision.

  • Relentless determination and courage to get things done; demonstrates tenacious and unrelenting drive for results.

  • Strong integrity and moral principles that are aligned with Cargill’s Guiding Principles; consistently does what one says one will do.

  • Keen sense of priorities; sees what needs to be done, assesses degree of urgency and importance, and takes appropriate action.

  • Demonstrated expertise in managing multiple tasks, projects, and deadlines in a highly dynamic environment.

  • Effective problem solving and decision-making skills aligned with the Discuss, Decide, Champion behavioral capability.

  • Demonstrated teamwork and the ability to effectively collaborate with others.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Maintenance and Reliability

Primary Location US-IA-Cedar Rapids

Other Locations US-IA-Des Moines, US-KS-Kansas City, US-OH-Sidney, US-MN-Minneapolis, US-IN-Lafayette, US-MO-Kansas City, US-MN-Minnetonka

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: CED01122