ADM Maintenance Superintendent-Los Angeles, CA in Los Angeles, California

Job Title:

Maintenance Superintendent-Los Angeles, CA



Job Description:

For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 32,000 employees serving customers in more than 160 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 250 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 38 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at .

Maintenance Superintendent-Los Angeles, CA

This is an exempt level position.

Position Summary:

Responsible for the strategic and tactical oversight of asset management strategies within a plant, with the goal of providing reliable processes to the business. Activities include the alignment and implementation of Maintenance and Reliability practices/programs/processes, operational effectiveness and continuous improvement techniques, proactive maintenance and repair, project design/planning, contractor, vendor and spare parts management; best practice application, training and support.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Process reliability

  • Responsible for aligning, deploying and executing the Ag Services Maintenance and Reliability vision/strategy as well as direct program administration

  • Promotes a culture that builds, operates and maintains plants that are operationally sound, safe and reliable. Implements leading reliability practices and aggressively raises the performance of under-performing departments by monitoring key performance indicators

  • Supports the deployment of Reliability processes across departments and ensures the reliability culture is foundational to operations. Enforces common reliability processes and metrics (focus on eliminating the root-cause of reliability problems) to achieve targeted results

  • Partners with the Ag Services Maintenance and Reliability team to identify, deploy and leverage opportunities for continuous improvements applicable to the entire business/platform

  • Champions the plant Environmental, Health, Personnel Safety and Food Safety processes Conducts Job Safety Analysis/Job Cycle Checks and takes a leading role in these areas

  • Manages and implements preventative maintenance and reliability activities at the plant. Partner/interfaces with other departments, personnel facility management, contractors, community and local regulators to ensure asset health and availability

  • In accordance with Ag Services/plant maintenance and reliability strategies, standards and practices, supervises, monitors and reviews ongoing maintenance activities and records to ensure asset health and adherence to guidelines, codes, regulations, requirements and overall production quality

  • Oversees the execution of repair procedures and tasks to ensure compliance with the fundamental plant reliability strategies, standards and practices.

  • Monitors repairs through systems and controls (i.e. Computerized Maintenance Management System) to ensure work orders and requests are executed in accordance to established work flow

  • Reviews and analyzes maintenance/reliability maintenance metrics and performance

  • Leads and/or supports audit compliances, root/cause analysis processes within the maintenance team

  • Partners with Ag Service Resources to develop strategies for operations of assigned areas, (i.e. electrical, mechanical, systems, operations, etc) which includes technical optimization of processes

Job Description (Continued):

  • Develops, maintains and applies consistent maintenance and reliability best practices

  • Has knowledge of and is responsible for understanding the latest innovations, technology and trends for maintenance & reliability practices

  • Supports operations by analyzing and developing conclusions in regards to failures, downtime and lost production and identifies opportunities to improve operator reliability and/or determines acceptable risk tolerance for asset

  • Identifies and maintains critical spare parts inventory and control and utilizes strategic sourcing agreements to optimize value

  • Establishes and manages overall plant/department/areas maintenance budgets. Has responsibility for cost control of repairs and maintenance including labor and parts

  • Manages ongoing maintenance/ reliability related projects (i.e. asset reliability/defect elimination) utilizing a broad knowledge of maintenance and reliability practices and procedures

  • Assists in general project planning, payback justification, cost estimation and project tracking

  • Recommends/approves selection of contractors/vendors. Manages, analyzes maintenance vendor issues and contract administration

  • Oversees and ensures that reliability design criteria is included and adhered to basis total cost of ownership and reliability requirements

  • Responsible for the people management in area of responsibility including recruiting, retention, development and team engagement

  • Responsible for the appropriate scheduling and delegation of activities for a team of maintenance/reliability employees and 3rd party contractors

  • Identifies training opportunities/needs and facilitates training sessions for maintenance personnel, focusing on precision maintenance training

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Engineering or related field, or Technical degree in related field and 5 years maintenance and or operations experience, or High school diploma or equivalent combined with 10 years’ experience in maintenance and or operations

  • Three or more years of proven operations leadership, having direct experience in successfully leading change

  • Demonstrated experience with hands on troubleshooting of industrial equipment

  • Experience managing complex projects

  • Ability to plan and execute work with minimal supervision

  • Experience creating and executing plans to drive organizational results

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

  • Proficiency in computer skills including use of spreadsheets and understanding of databases

  • Strong competencies in the areas communication, teamwork, interpersonal effectiveness, organization and time management and process discipline

  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills and ability to develop others

  • Knowledge of Vibration, Infrared, Machinery Lubrication Technology, Ultrasonic, and Motor Circuit Evaluation predictive technologies.

  • Passion for Maintenance and process improvement

  • CMRP certification a plus

Relocation assistance is available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of applicable pre-employment drug screen, medical questionnaire and a background check.

ADM is an EOE for minorities, females, protected veterans and individuals with a disability.


Los Angeles


CA - California

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