Ethanol Operations Manager (281113)

Fort Dodge, IA
United States
Job Description

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Ethanol Operations Manager will provide strategic operational guidance and direction for Ethanol operations , and related Waste Water management at the Fort Dodge, IA plant.  As part of the site leadership team of this corn processing facility, you will oversee and hold the operating facility accountable to standards for safety, quality, operational effectiveness and financial performance.

Key Accountabilities

  • Accountable for the overall operational management of the ethanol and waste water treatment facility. Implement operational efficiency improvements including standardization of plant information manufacturing systems, quality control, safety, production reliability excellence, maintenance and operator’s best practices.

  • Implement and monitor employee and product safety and environmental compliance program standards and goals.

  • Accountable for all internal and external operating and regulatory procedures on employee and product safety including strategic and tactical execution in alignment with corporate environment, health and safety and food safety, quality and regulatory functions as well as government regulations.

  • Monitor general operations and maintenance of plant equipment and executes on operational priorities. Monitors operations and quality management deliverables to ensure customer, product and quality standards requirements are met within specifications.

  • Prepares, administers and controls capital and operating budgets to achieve short- and medium-term financial performance objectives set by the business and ensure accountability for meeting and controlling operating expenses and established targets.

  • Develop plans and deliver results in a fast-changing business or regulatory environment, while leading and developing a team of experienced professionals and supervisors, coaching and making decisions related to talent management hiring, performance and disciplinary actions. You will also collaborate with managers and supervisors in your organization to ensure staff selections align with current and future needs.

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field OR if no degree, equivalent experience

  • Reliability and asset management experience

  • Safety and quality ownership experience

  • Budgeting and operations planning experience

  • Minimum of six years of related work experience


  • Previous supervisory experience


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet


United States