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Principal Engineer, RCM Lead I - Albany, GA



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Principal Engineer, RCM Lead I – Albany, GA


IL - Illinois


Job Description

Principal Engineer, RCM Lead I – Albany, GA
This is a full-time, exempt position.

Job Summary:
The RCM Lead is a key leader in building and leading change in assigned scope whether individual or multi-site responsibilities. They are considered a leader in the operations management team and are responsible for driving step change improvement for plant reliability and championing the continued move from reactive to proactive maintenance models. They will apply their knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience to ensure continuous improvement to optimize the company's physical assets, maintenance and reliability processes, and strategies. Lead implementation, acceptance, and adoption of established enterprise asset management systems (CMMS).

  • Deploy the equipment reliability strategy and ensure it is integrated, and part of Performance Excellence.
  • Ensure the NDE capital and expense budgets are aligned with the strategic direction.
  • Leads development of asset management strategy that aligns with business needs.
  • Works closely with plant maintenance team to optimize plant resources to find new ways to drive further efficiencies.
  • Established standardized maintenance organizations with clear roles, responsibilities, and staffing based on replacement asset values.
  • Ensure a deep understanding of current standard methodologies (reliability elements) in the reliability, the maintenance industry, and deploy those agreed standards to assigned site(s) and work scope.
  • Define and drive reliability metrics and KPI’s in support of operational goals while improving safety, quality, delivery, and cost.
  • Utilizes downtime and cost data to prioritize improvement opportunities around equipment reliability and organization efficiency.
  • Provide direction and technical support to the plant Maintenance Department.
  • Identify continuous improvement projects and develop business cases in collaboration with plant maintenance team.
  • Effective usage of maintenance planning, scheduling, and execution processes using ADM’s chosen Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field (preferred) plus 5 or more years of experience in Reliability and Maintenance (R&M) activities or 15+ years of experience in R&M activities in lieu of degree.
  • Electrical or mechanical experience in a manufacturing maintenance and engineering environment.
  • Experience leading a maintenance department.
  • Proficient in predictive and preventive maintenance methodologies and practices.
  • Knowledge of Root Cause Analysis, Cause and Effect or FMEA methodologies.
  • Proven ability to lead multifunctional teams.
  • Project management skills.
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills (Including the ability to present information to a formal group).
  • Familiarity with food quality, safety, and process safety management.
  • Tenacity in pursuing objectives to completion correctly and on time.
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to be a team player.
  • Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional (CMRP) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications preferred, but not required.

Excited about this role but don’t meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don’t check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.

ADM requires the successful completion of a background check.


Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we support your diverse needs with a comprehensive total rewards package to enhance your well-being, including:

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).
  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.
  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).
Additional benefits include:
  • Paid time off including paid holidays.
  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.
*Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.


Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM.

About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.

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