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Maintenance Superintendent - Decatur, IL



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Maintenance Superintendent - Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois

Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description

Maintenance Superintendent - Decatur, IL
This is a full-time, exempt position.

Position Summary: The Maintenance Superintendent has overall responsibility for the material condition of the facility infrastructure. In this dual reporting role, the Maintenance Facilities Superintendent reports to the Maintenance Manager for day-to-day execution and to the RCM Regional Manager for technical direction and asset strategy. The focus of this position is to maximize reliable utilities for the complex. Optimize all equipment availability, minimize upkeep costs and manage expenditures related to equipment, spare parts, and consumable items. The Maintenance Facilities Superintendent supports the plant production effort and must provide high quality repair and maintenance services that enable the plant to meet production goals. Activities include operational effectiveness, continuous improvement techniques, proactive and precision maintenance, planning and scheduling, contractor management, vendor and spare parts management, implementation of best practices and programs, training and development.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Proactively work to ensure that all ADM employees, visitors, vendors and contractors understand and comply with the ADM safety policies and procedures.
  • Sets goals and expectations for maintenance team
  • Support and engage in Performance Excellence activities in the facility.
  • Support the production departments in the areas of safety and quality, including audit compliance.
  • Align, deploy and execute the ADM Maintenance and Reliability vision/strategy.
  • Maintain the utilities equipment to function as designed or expected.
  • Manage and implement capital / expense projects for the complex.
  • Develop, review, and analyze maintenance/reliability maintenance metrics and performance relating to project execution
  • Coordinate the maintenance program to schedule work with/around the production schedule.
  • Manage ongoing maintenance and reliability related projects (asset reliability and defect elimination).
  • Identifies training opportunities, needs and facilitates training sessions for maintenance personnel, focusing on precision skills training and development, safety practices and work standards. May provide ad-hoc technical support as needed.
  • Partner with the business areas and (key) shareholders to manage expectations of the project outcome as well as to receive consensus for project implementations while leading a team of people to execute on various project initiatives
  • Define project scope and plan for delivery for projects according roles & responsibility matrix. Execute the project, including costing and implementation according the FEL guidelines.
  • Monitoring of project results including budget and quality.
  • Assuring monthly project reporting to partners
  • Advising stakeholders when contingency needs to be used
  • Complying to local legislation and ADM requirements like IPPC permits, safety legislation, HACCP, GMP, Hazop as well as TPS policy.
  • Supporting and driving contractor safety.
  • Assure that the safety and reliability of existing equipment is maintained during project implementation
  • Project reporting in WAVE and Maximo.
  • Coordinate the development of all necessary documentation for commissioning, training, maintenance and maintain all records required by legislation and policies..
  • Coordinate and provide direction to contractors.
  • Work together with the procurement team on project needs, as well as with the accounting team on budget and expenditure
  • Setting up project structure and project steering committee according project governance guidelines.
  • Takes an active role in managing the maintenance team and coaching employees to reach their fullest potential by providing feedback in a manner that is effective, consistent and fair.
Job Requirements:
  • A recognized engineering qualification with time served electrical and mechanical knowledge or ideally degree level in field of Chemical/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Production Manufacturing, or another related field.
  • Experience/Leadership of Reliability Centered Maintenance processes.
  • Strong experience preferably in a food, feed or chemical production environment.
  • Strong experience in the management or supervision of a maintenance department incorporating Safety & Health, Environmental, Quality, Production and Project management.
  • Proficient in asset management techniques
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft applications & asset management software
  • Strong problem solving, diagnostic and analytical skills, with a results focused approach.
  • Strong communication skills and an excellent team player
  • Thorough knowledge of machinery, with prior experience in instrumentation and electrical equipment.
  • Ability to move throughout the facility, including climbing stairs, ladders in all buildings, and to work at heights
  • Work is performed indoors and out-of-doors year-round, occasionally in environments that are dusty, noisy, or which could have work hazards

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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