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Maintenance and Reliability Manager

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Date: Jan 6, 2023

Location: Channahon, IL -Illinois, US, 60410

Company: Bunge

At Bunge, people don’t just come here to work, they come here to grow – solving challenges that directly impact the world with a diverse team of thinkers and doers.  Bunge offers a strong compensation and benefits package, generous paid time off program and opportunity to progress.  Most importantly, in all we do we live our values:
•    Act as One Team by fostering inclusion, collaboration, and respect
•    Drive for Excellence by being agile, innovative and efficient
•    Do What's Right by acting safely, ethically, and sustainably

The Maintenance Manager is responsible for ensuring that the facilities, including all processes and supporting assets used to produce company products, are most effectively maintained throughout their asset lifecycle in order to deliver maximum reliability and operating efficiencies in a safe and environmentally sound way.   This is to be delivered through continued development of the reliability program, preventative and predictive initiatives, alignment of organization with skills and people resources, parts management and expeditious response and remediation of breakdowns, consistent with the principles and practices which align with process safety management, as well as through supporting the specification and installation of new and replacement assets with a focus to safe, operable and maintainable, consistent with Process Safety Management.  Key deliverables include safety performance, process and finishing OEE, and cost of service.  




  • Manage execution of repairs and maintenance of the process assets and supporting infrastructure, plant buildings and services consistent with equipment criticalities using the most effective tools of predictive, preventive and RTF, as appropriate.
  • Manage and control repairs and maintenance budget.
  • Manage maintenance staff and contractors.  Ensure skills aligned to complete work safely and professionally.
  • Aligning resources to support a 24/7 operation.
  • Comply with all legal and safety regulatory requirements regarding periodic inspection/certification of critical equipment consistent with the needs of an SQF certified food production facility, which includes processes subject to the requirements, and practices of process safety management.
  • Manage and control spare parts warehouse.
  • Write and manage maintenance related CAR’s
  • Manage/administer the preferred and sole vendor programs (for maintenance)
  • Position assures knowledge, training and compliance to PSM.
  • Maintain equipment in good working order, with a strong focus to asset lifecycle planning and management.
  • Establish computer based maintenance management system to plan and record maintenance, control spare parts inventory and measure/quantify work performed.
  • Encourage and maintain professional rapport with all disciplines of the organization.
  • Improve maintenance standards, challenge pride in work, ensure jobs are completed right first time and deliver expected operational efficiency.
  • Responsible for R&M budget-services/spares ($1.3mm)
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Key contact person for eMaint upgrade and its implementation
  • Increase data accuracy
  • Increase user ability
  • Create effective work flow
  • Plan to maintain and sustain records
  • Parts Management Agreement
  • Review of inventory excess and deficiencies
  • Work with vendor to administer changes


Position Requirements:

  • BS Degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Chemical Engineering or equivalent
  • 15+ years maintenance experience in a strong TPM culture or equivalent environment


Preferred Skills and Leadership:

  • Change agent with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills, both diagnostic and analytical.
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions and execute
  • Strong organization and communication skills across all levels in the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate/direct employees and influence management
  • Strong project management skills - delivering on time and within budget
  • Strong commitment to maintenance excellence and making changes that are best for the Company
  • 25% Travel to support facilities & troubleshoot, sometimes with short notice

Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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