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ADM Pilot Process Engineer II – Decatur, IL in Decatur, Illinois

Job Title:

Pilot Process Engineer II – Decatur, IL

Department/Function:

Research & Development

Job Description:

Pilot Process Engineer II – Decatur, IL

Research

This is an exempt level role.

ADM, a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company, has an opening for a Pilot Process Engineer II at our Corporate Research Center located in Decatur, IL!

Position summary

We are looking for an experienced engineer who will be responsible for the scale-up of new technologies and the scale-down of current production processes for optimization and troubleshooting!

This engineer will develop and execute projects using a stage-gate process to identify, mitigate, and manage process risks for commercial implementation. This role will work on technology-based projects across ADM’s business units in areas such as chemical, food, nutrition, and bioprocessing. This position will lead cross-functional project teams, including chemists, engineers, and operations and commercial colleagues, and will also work with contractors and external vendors.

Job responsibilities

  • Partner with Research project teams to identify scale-up risks and then develop methods to mitigate before commercialization

  • Evaluate production processes and develop the best methods for scale-down parameters and pilot testing required to make process changes that increase yield, purity, and/or capacity

  • Prepare mass and energy balances of new or existing technologies to understand the scale and scope of piloting efforts

  • Design experiments for plant and piloting trials

  • Collaborate with plant engineers, vendors, and contractors to set up equipment in plant facilities

  • Support pilot trials in industrial environments

  • Design experiments and collect data to provide technical support to existing facilities

  • Write detail reports and prepare comprehensive presentations

  • Implement and supervise proposed changes in the field and provide support for existing processes

  • Plan and execute engineering and research projects through commercial handoff

Skills and proficiencies

  • A bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or equivalent experience is required, with 7+ years of experience in process/pilot operations and design in the food and/or chemical industry

  • Extensive experience with a range of unit operations, such as filtration, distillation, evaporation, centrifugation, carbon treatment, ion exchange, chromatographic separation, solids handling, and various chemical transformations

  • Experience in production and/or pilot improvement projects

  • Experience with evaluating and integrating new technologies into existing production facilities is desired

  • Be self-motivated and willing to expand process knowledge

Relocation assistance is available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life, vision, and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background investigation.

ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail to ReasonableAccommodations@adm.com . Include your contact information, a description of the position for which you are applying, and the nature of your requested accommodation.

City:

Decatur

State:

IL - Illinois

Ref ID:

#LI-NA2

EEO:

ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

About ADM::

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.

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