Cargill Global Hydrogenation Technology Lead in Charlotte, North Carolina

Global Hydrogenation Technology Lead

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.


The Global Hydrogenation Technology Lead provides Process Safety Risk Management (PSRM) support for process in refined oils globally. This role collects, documents and desiminates learnings and best practices through “Technology Package” for the specific unit operations that are used in Refined Oils. Clearly, the initial focus will be on the high hazard processes.

Technology Design and Capability – 60%

  • Responsible for collecting, documenting and researching the requirements for the technology transfer package for the process used for global Refined Oils. The work will be prioritized with the manufacturing technology leader using a risk based decision making approach.

  • Supports the development of the internal/external risk tolerances and standards while achieving the best total cost to operate the processes within global refined oils.

  • Partners with Functional Leadership (Strategic Sourcing, Reliability, Safety, Environmental, Food Safety, Engineering R&D) to define the design requirements & standards for the process for global refined oils.

  • Translates the requirements for technology design & capability into a technology package

  • Provides Subject Matter Expert support PRAs in regard to process in global refined oils.

  • Supports the geography COE leads in deploying high hazard technology design requirements into Build projects & existing asset

  • Supports the technology risk management for the high hazard process technology so that the process design has compliance with applicable regulatory authorities internally (i.e. food safety, quality, regulatory compliance, environmental, health and safety) as well as external governmental/regulatory entities (i.e. FDA, OSHA, etc.)

Technology Performance – 20%

  • In conjunction with Manufacturing Excellence SMEs & Refined oils COE’s, assists with the application of continuous improvement leading practice/tools to improve the utility process cost and/or capabilities

  • Collects & documents lessons learned as the relate to refined oils processes from Build projects to continuously improve the technology package.

  • Supports and conducts audits for the high hazard technologies in refined oils. Through established network, supports corporate benchmarking metrics and performance measurements to advise/consult on process improvement solutions that contribute to efficiency improvements and deliver cost savings.

Technology Education – 10%

  • Supports the development of the technical educational content for operators and line management of the high hazard process technology in refined oils.

Technology Innovation-road mapping – 10%

  • Keeps abreast of emerging technology development/improvements, customer expectations and regulatory changes within the industry and incorporates into the design requirements so that the process design maintains its capability to deliver the product(s) and/or service(s) meeting the market requirements and internal/external risk tolerances and standards while achieving the best total cost to operate.

Working Conditions

  • Flexible working hours

  • Willingness to cope with extensive travel across the locations

  • Be able to communicate effectively cross –culturally




  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

  • 5 years of relevant experience working in engineering or technical operations.

  • Deep expertise and knowledge of the process utilized in refined oils.

  • Basic knowledge of automation and process control

  • Strong fundamental understanding of industry leading practices in managing the different risks of the technologies used in refined oils.

  • Proven ability to influence results with peers, customers (internal and external) and vendors.

  • Proven ability to partner effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Proven ability to influence results with technical managers, technical leaders and peers

  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Fluent in English.

  • Proven experience to work in international environment with different cultures

  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time


  • Experience with risk analysis methodologies (Hazop, Swift, LOPA, PSRM)

  • Experience in construction project management

  • Knowledge of Food, Occupational and Process Safety standards and requirements

  • Experience leading classroom training

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Operations

Primary Location US-NC-Charlotte

Other Locations US-OH-Sidney, Region - Europe, US-IA-Sioux City, US-MN-Minneapolis

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: CHA00602