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CHS Inc. Supervisor, Maintenance in Kalama, Washington

Supervisor, Maintenance

Job ID: 7194


Kalama, WA, US, 98625-8403

Date posted: Aug 31, 2022

Employment Type: Salary

Schedule: Full Time

Job ID: 7194

TEMCO, LLC is a 50/50 joint venture between Cargill and CHS that buys, sells, stores and handles grains for export from the Pacific Northwest. Today, TEMCO employs 50 people and operates 3 Export Terminals in Tacoma, Washington, in Portland, Oregon and in Kalama, Washington. The main bulk products handled are corn, soybeans and wheat. Leveraging the strengths of TEMCO’s parents (CHS and Cargill), including producer grain origination, operational excellence, rail logistics, ocean freight logistics, financial services, freight forwarding and other supporting functions, TEMCO is well-positioned to service both interior USA grain producer customers and overseas customers.


CHS Inc. is looking for a Maintenance Supervisor to join our team!


  • Supervise and direct maintenance technicians, prioritize and assign daily work orders.

  • Maintain the mechanical integrity of equipment, machinery, vehicles or facility, develop and implement programs and practices to reduce unplanned downtime and maintenance cost.

  • Maximize performance by utilizing a proactive preventative maintenance program.

  • Coordinate and prioritize maintenance activity and / or project activity with Operations and/or Engineering.

  • Determine the most cost effective approach for reliability and longevity of equipment and systems while achieving all CHS safety and compliance expectations.

  • Determine the root cause of premature equipment/machinery failure.

  • Communicate and assist the Environmental, Health and Safety Coordinator with areas the maintenance department is responsible for or affected by.

  • Ensure all work practices and equipment performs to CHS safety standards.

  • Facilitate proper training for maintenance personnel.

  • Maintain critical parts inventory.

  • Plan and coordinate plant shutdowns.

  • Cultivate and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as needed or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • High School diploma or GED

  • 2+ years of experience in Maintenance, Production, and/or Operations

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience in maintenance and repair in a production setting

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work extended hours to meet business demands

  • Previous team leadership or supervisory experience preferred

  • Pre-employment screening is based on the job requirements and industry guidelines and may or may not be required for the position. If required, selected candidates must pass pre-employment screenings to include all or a combination of drug, criminal, motor vehicle check, physical requirements and FMSCA Clearinghouse.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.