Cargill Maintenance Lead - 2nd Shift - Full Time - Columbus, Nebraska in Columbus, Nebraska

Maintenance Lead - 2nd Shift - Full Time - Columbus, Nebraska

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 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.


Cargill Meat Solutions is the umbrella organization of Cargill’s North American beef, turkey, and food distribution businesses.Our businesses based in Wichita, Kansas, provide wholesome, high quality, nutritious and flavorful products to customers ranging from foodservice operators and grocery stores, to food manufacturers and export markets.These businesses employ more than 32,000 people in the US and Canada, who work at dozens of processing and support facilities.

Cargill Turkey and Cooked Meats is a business committed to serving a broad range of retail, foodservice, deli, club store and branded food customers. We are focused on the success of our own national brands as well as the brands of our customers. We utilize state-of-the-art turkey, beef, and chicken processing capabilities to deliver high-quality meat products to our partners. Advanced technologies and imaginative people create innovative solutions and distinctive value for our customers.

Maintenance Lead is a vital role in the daily operations of our facility. There are a variety of roles and responsibilities within this title. The types of roles available require performing troubleshooting, ensuring proper maintenance and operational status of equipment, using a variety of hand tools. Performing other duties pertaining to hydraulics and pneumatics, while making safety the number one priority. Maintenance Lead requires being able to read manuals written in English and the ability to write and document information.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Troubleshoot electrical systems, basic start and stop stations, 480 high voltage motors, and starters

  • Read PLC inputs and outputs

  • Repair/rebuild various gearboxes according to manufacturer specifications

  • Properly align belt/chain drive setups

  • Perform printer setups and editing for code dating products

  • Perform/Repair hydraulic and pneumatic equipment

  • Repair/Troubleshoot production equipment

  • Troubleshoot/calibrate scales

  • Read electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic schematics

  • Occasional welding using a Tig setup

  • Utilize MRO system

  • Basic cutting/grinding/welding

  • Cleanliness and housekeeping

  • Ensuring food safety and quality

  • Documenting daily work assigned on paper and in maintenance management system

  • Utilize parts in inventory to repair equipment and follow procedures for documenting usage

  • Identify problems and make suggestions to improve operational processes

  • Operate PIT (PoweredIndustrial Truck)

  • Drive preventative maintenance program

  • Assist other technicians in troubleshooting

  • Coverage of vacations and call-ins for team

  • Coordinate OTJ training for technicians

  • Recap and downtime reporting

  • Assist in directing daily maintenance of team

  • Directing radio calls and communicating with other departments

  • Assist in scheduled work planning

  • Represent maintenance team on any process team, safety team, FSQR teams

  • Understand and comply with site Safety, Food Safety, and GMPs


Required Qualifications

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Must have high school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English

  • Must have knowledge of hand and power tools

  • Willingness to participate in HAZMAT membership, at minimum supporting role

  • Have state issued operator driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous industrial maintenance experience

  • Two year degree that relates to the maintenance field

  • Previous front-line leadership

  • Experience using a powered industrial truck (PIT)

  • Previous Cargill experience

  • Work history in the last 12 months

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Primary Location US-NE-Columbus

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: COL00552