Ingredion Incorporated Maintenance Lead in Bedford Park, Illinois

As a Maintenance Lead, your responsibilities will include:

  • Establishing and maintaining safe work practices and environmental compliance. Contributing to the achievement of plant safety goals. Maintaining safe working conditions throughout the unit.

  • Being accountable for the execution of the short and long term maintenance planning, scheduling, and continuous improvement activities.

  • Analyzing relevant Key Performance Indicators to identify deviations and initiate corrective actions.

  • Managing asset risk in collaboration with the reliability team to ensure condition based monitoring compliance.

  • Developing and managing a unit maintenance budget.

  • Collaborating with procurement, reliability and engineering to determine spare parts inventory.

  • Initiating Management of Change (MOC) process as necessary.

  • Responsibility for vendor selection of non-core contractors from the approved vendor list.

  • Providing necessary bid packages to include scope of work, materials and equipment as required by Procurement staff.

  • Developing and implementing improvements to maintenance management practices. Driving cost awareness, control and reduction programs in order to meet or improve upon the financial goals of the unit and plant while protecting investment in current and future capital assets.

  • Using SAP, Prometheus, and other maintenance systems in support to drive the overall maintenance activities and continuous improvements.

  • Facilitating root cause problem elimination sessions.

  • Working with contractor leaders to oversee safety and quality of work and achievement of schedule.

  • Partnering with contractor leaders and site leaders to review workload, skills of manpower, and manage labor resources.

  • Maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and joint accountability with the production units, recognizing mutual goals, accountabilities, and needs as well as building consensus in a positive manner with customers, suppliers, and team members.

  • Leading reliability, preventative maintenance and condition based monitoring efforts and improvements.

  • Working closely with Operations in developing, implementing, and evaluating risk of strategies to ensure the success of the Plant. Support Performance management activities and site development efforts to enhance the capability and provide ongoing personal development for direct reports.

The Maintenance Lead position is well-suited for you if you have:

  • Demonstrated experience in setting expectations for staff in a manufacturing environment, including capability to perform effectively in high stress, emergency and crisis situations.

  • Ability to learn and apply Ingredion’s Safety, Quality, and Financial Safety standards.

  • Ability to communicate across functional lines and at all levels.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with proven ability to lead in a team environment, motivate, build consensus and foster positive relationships with team members and contractors.

  • Ability to evaluate personnel needs/effectiveness and implement effective development activities for salaried reports.

  • Ability to understand and integrate technical and business needs into all activities.

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, or Reliability preferred. CMRP certification desirable.

  • Experience in managing a maintenance department for a manufacturing environment including food, pharmaceutical, or refinery industries.

  • Experience in maintenance reliability, preventative maintenance, condition based monitoring, and root cause problem elimination techniques.

  • Knowledge of SAP system as it pertains to maintenance and accounting, a plus.

  • Use of KPIs for decision making and corrective action.

  • Experience in creating and adhering to department budget.

  • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office Software applications (i.e. Excel, Word, etc.).

  • Capacity to solve problems through creative, innovative solutions and challenge traditional methods of accomplishing tasks.

If you are inspired by professional challenges and the rewards that come from a high level of performance, then Ingredion is the company for you. At Ingredion you can be a member of a globally connected team inspired to achieve great things.

We believe in the power of our people to work together to seize opportunities, overcome obstacles and exceed expectations. Each day, individuals make a meaningful difference in the quality of our products and the success of our technology and operations and, in turn, the quality of life for consumers.

A career at Ingredion combines the benefits and professional opportunities afforded a $7 billion leader in our industry with the dynamic environment and team-driven culture you’d expect in a much smaller company. Despite its global scope and the advancement opportunities that come with it, Ingredion has the intimacy of a mid-size company, one where different perspectives are sought and where relationships matter.

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As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offer great careers across various functions. If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. Successful: Grow with a leader. Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance. Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values. We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business. Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do. Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.

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Ingredion Incorporated is a leading global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, USA, we turn grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions. With more than 11,000 employees around the world, our ingredients make crackers crunchy, yogurts creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger and add fiber to nutrition bars.

If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. 

What is the formula for a winning career?

It starts with joining a thought leader, innovator and true high performer, grounded in values and driven to innovate and advance.  As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offers great careers across various functions—corporate, scientific, engineering and operations, sales and technical service, marketing and more. 

Successful: Grow with a leader.  Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance.

Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values.  We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business.

Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do.  Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.