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Cargill Maintenance and Reliability Coordinator and Planner in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 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 Maintenance and Reliability Coordinator and Planner will act as a primary contact between production and maintenance, coordinate internal and external maintenance crafts on our plant assets and equipment following established program guidelines, and execute maintenance schedules. In this role, you will develop unique job plans to improve the work force efficiency and quality by identifying the elements of an executable work package. You will be planning the maintenance of processing and packaging equipment to ensure maximum up time, providing advanced knowledge of consistent maintenance and reliability best practices in the completion of planning, and prioritizing moderately complex tasks.

Key Accountabilities

  • Produce, execute and coordinate maintenance schedule efficiently and safely.

  • Research and compile information and feedback from crafts necessary to generate highly effective and detailed job plans.

  • Initiate the procurement of materials, special tools and unique items required in the job plans using relevant maintenance programs and database tools.

  • Transition capital improvement projects from project stage to operations and update information in the database to reflect the improvement, addition, or deletion of equipment and their associated spare parts and maintenance procedures.

  • Prepare and provide detailed job plans for moderately complex preventative maintenance activities that comply with fundamental plant maintenance procedures and practices.

  • Plan and schedule maintenance downtime and communicate cross functionally with technical and management teams to minimize production impact and improve reliability.

  • Maintain custom databases and computerized maintenance management system to support specific work projects and processes.

  • Engage in continuous improvement planning to enhance on time performance of technical activities.

  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Information

  • This position is posted internally as well as externally.

  • The business will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.



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

  • Minimum of two years of related work experience.


  • Microsoft Office proficiency.

  • Experience working with an enterprise resource planning platform, such as SAP.

  • Experience with Root cause analysis.

  • Maintenance and Reliability experience.


Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time. Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

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.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.