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Department Superintendent - East Plant- Decatur, IL.



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Department Superintendent - East Plant– Decatur, IL.


IL - Illinois

Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description

Maintenance Electrical and Instrumentation Superintendent, East Plant– Decatur, IL.
This is an exempt level position.

Job Summary:
This position is responsible for leading the day-to-day E/I operations of one of ADM’s largest organizations. You will be responsible for ensuring safe and successful operational activities while maintaining compliance with company policies, government regulation and regulatory agencies (OSHA, EPA, DNR, FDA, USDA, FRA, HACCP, etc.)
The person in this role will have previous experience in maintenance leadership positions and be an expert in E/I programs, standards, and best practices. They will spend a significant amount of time in the field mentoring, providing support, and auditing practices and policies. They will display a commitment to, lead, participate and support safety engagement. They will support the team’s growth in training, capabilities, and experiences using development plans. They will ensure good team communication and alignment through regular performance and development conversations with colleagues and other leaders across the complex.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Respond to department, personnel, process, product, and environmental emergencies.
  • Require safety and compliance with all state and federal regulations, and ADM policies
  • Guide the E/I department in a manner that results in a cohesive, focused, positive climate to achieve organizational goals
  • Strategically utilizing RCM CoE resources and incorporating standards and best practices where needed.
  • Create and lead an effective training program for new and existing E/I techs.
  • Identifying and prioritizing Instrumentation and electrical improvement projects.
  • Embrace an owner’s mindset by managing costs and continuously focus on efficiency improvement.
  • Provide mentorship, accountability, and disciplinary support as necessary.
  • Maintain a high degree of availability to a 24/7 operation. Write all major electrical improvement AFE’s.
  • Communicate and evaluate job scope and best practices with process and project engineers during project scope development.
  • Create and audit all electrical PM programs, from transformers, mains, sub mains, MCC buckets.
  • Oversee the work of high voltage electrical contractors and establish schedules for inspections, cleaning, and repair tasks.
  • Monitor and track PdMA data collection.
  • Monitor and review electrical standards for R&M work.
  • Monitor all UPS / battery backup systems, track, and upgrade components to increase reliability.
  • Create and schedule Medium voltage PM program (transformers, GIS gear, Mains, Sub Mains) 3 year testing program.
Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Strong commitment to safety
  • Concern for quality
  • Excellent leadership ability including a vision for strategic direction, delegation, and leading others in work execution
  • Knowledge of multiple processes and unit operations in a full-scale production plant
  • Knowledge of PSM and Food Safety Standards is vital
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Proven track record as a phenomenal teammate
  • High energy level and clear customer focus emphasis
  • Ability to prioritize workload
  • Make decisions in a fair and professional manner
  • 10+ years’ experience in a maintenance supervisory/leadership role
  • 5+ years of industrial maintenance in a continuous process environment preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership experience (in a union environment is a plus)
Working Conditions:
  • Dust
  • Chemicals / Irritants
  • The scope of the position requires exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, and cleaners that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed
  • Inside areas, Spring / Summer: Temperatures in some areas of the facility will be up to or exceed 100 degrees
  • Fall / Winter: Temperatures in the facility may be at or below freezing.
  • Outside areas, Spring / Summer: Outside temperature may be up to or exceed 100 degrees with potential for high humidity. May be exposed to inclement weather conditions including, but not limited to, rain and wind.
  • Fall / Winter: Outside temperatures may reach freezing or below. May be exposed to inclement weather including, freezing rain, sleet, snow, and wind.
  • Some manufacturing processes within the facility are highly reliant on machinery and other processing equipment and, as a result, noise levels may reach or exceed 85 decibels and require use of hearing protection for most of the work shift.
Physical Requirements:
  • Able to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 30 pounds on a frequent basis, up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis and up to 55 pounds overhead
  • Lifting or carrying of weights over 50 pounds is rare. Employees are encouraged to request assistance in lifting or carrying objects that weigh more than 50 pounds
  • Able traverse up to four miles during a workday
  • Able to move about or to a work site by stooping, bending, kneeling, or squatting frequently during a workday. May require periods of prolonged sitting or standing
  • Able to operate equipment or diagnose / detect issues of machinery that may be located at different heights. May require work on ladders, scaffolding or other work at heights
  • Occasional work is required in and around confined spaces
  • Requires a full range of physical motion to operate manual and electrically powered tools and test equipment, to move throughout the facility, including climbing stairs in all buildings, and to work at heights
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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