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Cargill Operations Manager, Ethanol in Eddyville, Iowa

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Operations Manager will provide strategic operational guidance and direction for the Ethanol and Germ operation. As a member of the site leadership team, you will oversee and hold the Ethanol and Germ operations teams accountable to standards for safety, quality, operational effectiveness, and financial performance.

Key Accountabilities

  • Implement and monitor employee and product safety and environmental compliance program standards and goals.

  • Accountable for all internal and external operating and regulatory procedures on employee and product safety including strategic and tactical execution in alignment with corporate environment, health and safety and food safety, quality and regulatory functions as well as government regulations.

  • Monitor general operations and maintenance of plant equipment and executes on operational priorities for Ethanol and Germ operations and monitors operations and quality management deliverables to ensure customer, product and quality standards requirements are met within specifications.

  • Prepares, administers and controls capital and operating budgets to achieve financial performance objectives set by the business and ensure accountability for meeting and controlling operating expenses and established targets.

  • Accountable for the overall operational management of processes such as: Distillation, Molecular Sieves and Extraction.Implement operational efficiency improvements including standardization of plant information manufacturing systems, quality control, safety, production reliability excellence and maintenance and operator’s best practices.

  • Develop plans and deliver results in a fast-changing business or regulatory environment, while leading and developing a team of experienced professionals and supervisors, coaching and making decisions related to talent management hiring, performance and disciplinary actions. You will also collaborate with managers and supervisors in your organization to ensure staff selections align with current and future needs.

  • Other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Knowledge of highly hazardous processes or Process Safety Management

  • Reliability and asset management experience

  • Safety and quality ownership experience

  • Budgeting and operations planning experience

  • Minimum of six years of related work experience


  • One or more years experience with highly hazardous processes, such as Process Safety Management

  • Previous Supervisory experience

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

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