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Maintenance Area Supervisor

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Maintenance Area Supervisor

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 155,000 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.


Job location(s): Sas van Gent, The Netherlands

As the Maintenance Area Supervisor you maintain healthy plant assets and equipment capabilities in the respective area of responsibility through leadership of assigned maintenance crew. You develop and coach the maintenance crew and ensure the excellent execution of the work and work process, together with the other maintenance area supervisor and maintenance superintendent, by balancing priorities, tasks and resources. You also ensure that budget is under control, peoples’ knowledge is at the appropriate level, crew is engaged and best practices are applied.

Major Tasks

+ You are responsible for the correct execution of the maintenance jobs according to the workflow;

+ You are responsible for quality, efficiency and commissioning of repair;

+ You are responsible for documentation of procedures like work instruction, One Point Lessons, etc. to provide process sustainability and capture maintenance and reliability best practices;

+ You are supportive in setting and responsible for achieving the maintenance budget and execution of cost control system;

+ You are responsible for identifying and removing non-value added activities, and initiating and implementing value adding activities in the respective area of responsibility;

+ You are responsible for the people management including recruiting, retention, development and engagement of the maintenance team;

+ You are responsible for compliance with all food safety procedures;

+ You are responsible for compliance with all environment health and safety procedures.



+ Bachelor degree in engineering

+ 5 years’ experience in maintenance

+ Work experience with RCA processes, TPM and reliability excellence programs

+ Experience in working with maintenance workflow

+ Basic knowledge of most common process management and product management technics.

+ Knowledge of Dutch Steam Vessel legislation

+ Basic knowledge of:

+ maintaining and improving high speed rotating equipment and transport systems

+ civil constructions applied in food processing plants

+ maintaining pressure / vacuum safety release systems

+ process and utility pipeline design

+ corrosion detection, protection and prevention systems

+ Dutch andEuropean electrical installation requirements

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world. Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today. Follow us on LinkedIn :



Primary Location

Netherlands-ZE-Sas van Gent



Job Type



Day Job

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