Cargill Refrigeration Superintendent in Dodge City, Kansas

Refrigeration Superintendent

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.


Position Purpose

Cargill Meat Solutions has an opportunity available for a Refrigeration Superintendent. The Refrigeration Superintendent reports directly to the Engineer Manager and is accountable to ensure the deployment and execution of refrigeration processes, energy, PSM (Process Safety Management), environmental compliance control and capital oversight in accordance and alignment with Cargill Corporate policies. The Refrigeration Superintendent works with production and staff personnel to correct production problems where refrigeration considerations are involved and assign projects to and collaborate closely with the plant project engineers. Accountable for project cost, schedule, procurement, execution, start up, operability, and safety results and the reporting of these results. The refrigeration superintendent interfaces with other departments and facilities to ensure asset health, PSM compliance and operation best practices; this will include work with external customers (i.e. government agencies, industry associations and other organizations)

Principal Accountabilities

  • 30% - Management of technical operations in refrigeration/boiler room

  • 20% - Staff development and performance management process. Work with Managers and Supervisors regarding operational goals, directives, training and development needs. Ensure compliance of all company policies and procedures. -

  • 20% - Safety Management. Maintains total awareness of and compliance to all Safety regulatory legislation through the facility PSM program and Cargill policy and procedures.

  • 10% - Effective leveraging of labor, materials and equipment to prevent failures through proactive reliable asset management.

  • 10% - Develop/execute effective equipment maintenance strategies.

  • 5% - Manage an on time and effective work plan (Diagnostics, deployment, proactive work execution and sustainment) delivery.

  • 5% - Develop sustainability and coaching plans for long term success



  • Bachelor of Science / 4 year technical degree OR 5 years of refrigeration management experience.

  • 5 years of proven refrigeration leadership or equivalent having direct operations experience involved in change initiatives

  • Managing complex projects in a location environment

  • Ability to plan and execute work with minimal supervision

  • This role requires strong competencies in the areas of leadership, communication, teamwork, interpersonal effectiveness, initiative and process discipline

  • Experience creating and executing plans to drive organizational results

  • Working knowledge of reliability practices

  • Training in Cause Mapping Analysis and Reliability Centered Maintenance Analysis

  • Experience with equipment and processes involving refrigeration and utilities.

  • Training in Basic Level one understanding of Vibration, Infrared, MLT, Ultrasonic, and Motor Circuit evaluation.

  • Training in work management processes, such as, planning and scheduling.

  • Professional verbal and written communication skills to complete proposals, presentations, policies, etc.

  • Process Safety Management program development, auditing, and compliance


  • Refrigeration certification is highly preferred

  • Advanced education/degree specifically in operations, engineering or other related field.

  • Strong business experience and understanding of Cargill is preferred.

  • Managing complex projects is highly desirable. - Formal training and executing proactive work master plans in predominant proactive maintenance strategies Systems knowledge and ERP implementation is highly desired.

  • Business fluency in English

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Maintenance and Reliability

Primary Location US-KS-Dodge City

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: DOD01378