Cargill Electrical Reliability Engineer in Eddyville, Iowa

Electrical Reliability Engineer

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 155,000 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.


Position Purpose

The Electrical Reliability Engineer is responsible for the implementation and management of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Engineering Principles and Root Cause Analysis (RCA), utilizing both internal and external centers of expertise. This position will be focused on equipment and electrical system reliability improvements along with other components of the proactive maintenance model that may be assigned as demanded by the needs of the facility or group. This position is responsible for the execution of AEI solutions in support of projects primarily located at the local site but can also be utilized at other CSST sites. The Electrical Reliability Engineer will be a champion for the maintenance and reliability efforts as well as electrical safety. This position will have an integral role in developing and executing asset health improvement plans, defect detection and elimination. The Electrical Reliability Engineer will support and supervise both internal and external resources to support AEI projects and systems.

Principal Accountabilities

30% Lead, support, and execute projects for Reliability Centered Design, safety improvement, and adherence to standards and codes. Provide and participate in traning for completed projects.

20% Support proper utilization of PD technologies and driving permanent issue resolution i.e.Infrared (IR) and MCA (Motor Circuit Analysis)

20% Lead and support electrical maintenance matrix PM planning, scheduling, execution, and follow up, including all electrical distribution and components.

20% Actively participate and determine the root causes of electrical failures and drive permanent solutions, working with maintenance and reliability team.

5% Provide electrical technical support to local site and group.

5% Any other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Technical discipline OR Associate’s technical degree plus 3 years AEI experience.

  • 2 years Electric Power distribution design and maintenance experience.

  • Ability to read, update and troubleshoot from electrical schematics

  • Knowledge of predictive technologies (i.e. infrared, pd and motor circuit analysis).

  • Must be able to answer after hour’s calls for plant support.

  • Ability to travel as needed

Success Factors

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and implement detailed solutions to complex technical problems involving multiple technologies.

  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills.

  • Willingness to challenge status quo.

  • Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with minimum supervision and meet deliverables

  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both verbal and written

  • Must work equally well in a team environment as well as independently, be a self-starter.


  • 5 years Electric Power distribution design and maintenance experience.

  • Experience with predictive technologies (MCA, vibration, infrared, ultrasound, machinery lubrication).

Are you a Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional with (CMRP) certification?

Are you a Certified Automation Professional (CAP) Certification through Instrument Society of America (ISA)

  • Experience with electrical power equipment testing (NETA).

  • Basic understanding of National Electric Code (NEC), IEC standards and ISA standards

  • Experience with Corn Milling equipment and processes

  • Electrical Power Professional Engineer (PE).

  • Microsoft Office Suite experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-IA-Eddyville

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: EDD01276