Controlled Environment Facility Reliability Lead
, Missouri
October 26, 2016
Monsanto is seeking a highly motivated individual with the ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary controlled environment team. The Controlled Environment Facilities Reliability Lead is responsible for the operations and maintenance of the St Louis MO and Jerseyville IL controlled environments to support the  global regulatory, biotech, and breeding pipelines.   The incumbent will maintain site responsibility partnerships to ensure efficient work flow and work load balancing of maintenance and systems reliability.

This individual is critical to the maintenance and day to day reliability of our cutting edge proprietary controlled environment facilities and equipment and help to drive new paradigms in facilities reliability operations.


  • Coordinate and oversee all equipment and facilities maintenance activities.
  • Ensure that site staff is trained in all ESH procedures, regulatory and compliance protocols, business conduct protocols as well as monitoring of KPI and ISO quality metrics.
  • Acquire and maintain facilities and equipment for effective and efficient functioning of all programs.
  • Establish a proactive maintenance program that to ensures uninterrupted service and delivery of needs.
  • Experience with lean and six sigma
  • Develop metrics that will accurately reflect the effectiveness of the maintenance program.
  • Utilize root cause analysis techniques to investigate and resolve equipment reliability issues.

Required Skills/Experience

  • BS in Engineering, Plant Sciences, Agronomy or a related field.
  • Five plus years experience in maintaining lab or industrial equipment.
  • Experience with controlled environment operation and maintenance.
  • Team leadership and supervisory experience
  • Strong computer skills related to data acquisition, organization, and data analysis.

Desired Skills:
  • People management experience is ideal
  • Knowledge of crop/plant production and controlled environment practices.
  • Controlled environment and facilities management experience with significant people/project management experience in an agricultural-related position.
  • Strong understanding of maintenance KPIs and how they impact operations.

A little about us:
At Monsanto, we believe that diverse perspectives solve big challenges and deliver a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world.

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