Cargill Engineering Manager in Costa Rica

Engineering Manager

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


The person in this position will lead, guide and facilitate the safe, effective and efficiencies operation of the all the engineering activities in the country, will be main responsibilities Capital Projects Management and Reliability Excellence Process, the position will lead the strategy to implement a continuous improvement process in the country, will manage following processes and system: ammonium, boilers, electricity, compress air, bio-gas and rendering plant; will be responsible for talent development, process standardization, innovation and research of the operational systems under his/her responsibility; should have expertise in industrial engineering systems, his roles include: Development High Performance engineering teams, Capital projects Management, Reliability Excellence process , ensuring the efficient use of the refrigeration systems, establish standard working procedures and measure of all performance systems, advise on the purchase, design and/or modifications of industrial systems, implementation and continuous improvements in Lead the implementation of the Process Safety Management (PSM) that includes define process, policies and procedures.

  • 5% Responsible to compliance Cargill Engineering Standards and Local Engineering Standards according to country laws.

  • 20% Create, support and lead the strategy of reliability and capital projects management , leading the implementation within the country in the corresponding systems as well lead the efficient and effective operation of the systems under his/her responsibility within the country to ensure business competitiveness

  • 30% Responsible for Coach, Mentoring and lead Engineering Teams to implement and development of Standards Process / Systems and good practices for Electrical, mechanical and Refrigeration’s Systems and PSM on all operations country.

  • 5% Lead Engineering System audits, PSM, Structural, Electrical and Mechanical Integrity.

  • 15% Create and Coordinate Training plan / develop Plans for all the engineering teams and talent to achieve the goals.

  • 10% Connectivity / Liaise / Innovation within the BU and Platform to improve the efficiency of Engineering systems and effectiveness and Efficiency of all the Electromechanical System.

  • 5% Ensure country compliance with the regulatory and corporate requirements of PSM on defined processes.

  • 10% Establish and implement action plans with the engineering teams in country for correct deviations regarding the operation of Electromechanical and refrigeration systems on defined projects to get the business goals.


Minimum requirements:

  • Engineer (Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic)

  • Certified on PSM. Desirable.

  • 8 year experience on Engineering Management, Maintenance and Projects Management.

  • Lead high potential teams

  • Knowledge on industrial boiler, Steam.

  • Knowledge on electricity, specifically NEC

  • Experience on Project and Change Management

  • Experience on Continuous Improvement

  • Availability to travel within Central America and USA

  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish)

  • Experience in Engineering Management, Projects and Maintenance, Refrigeration Systems and with a strong expertise on PSM y RM


  • Leadership

  • Persuasion

  • Teamwork

  • Organization

Job Engineering

Primary Location Costa Rica

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: COS00076