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ADM Process Engineer (Bio) - Decatur, IL in Decatur, Illinois

Job Title:

Process Engineer (Bio) - Decatur, IL



Job Description:

Process Engineer

Decatur Bioproduct Plant, Decatur, IL

This is an exempt level position.

Job Summary:

ADM Bioproducts is seeking a process engineers with the skills to improve and optimize our processes. Bioproducts produces amino acids and hydrocolloids using fermentation and various purification processes to produce liquid and dry products for human and animal consumption.

As a member of the Bioproducts production team, this colleague will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues by utilizing engineering skills to support operational excellence and new product development efforts. The successful candidate will contribute to projects involving a cross-organization team of scientist, operational personnel, business teams, and other engineers.

This position is responsible for process improvements for production in all facets of operation through direct contributions of project development from conception though start-up utilizing engineering and performance excellence principles to operate, troubleshoot, and improve chemical and mechanical processes. It is also responsible for assisting in managing day to day operations, tracking and understanding department costs, yields, quality, process performance and mentoring production engineers. This position may work with contractor management for the completion of projects within the department. This position provides an opportunity for a new engineer to join the plant management team and have a positive impact on the success of our nutrition business. Process engineers gain first hand exposure to leadership of employees, equipment trouble-shooting and dealing with the myriad of challenges faced routinely in a facility that operates around the clock, 365 days per year.

Essential Job Functions :

  • Identify improvement opportunities and Lead the Focused Improvement efforts in their area.

  • Oversight of specific processes and managing projects within that process. Project management may require purchasing of materials and supplies, equipment installation, budget tracking, and startup of projects

  • Identifies safety and environmental needs and requirements, and insures such considerations are included in the development and modification of facilities.

  • Analyzes existing processes for cost savings, reliability, and performance improvement opportunities.

  • Interacts with maintenance, controls, process, and quality personnel in planning for and the development of process improvements

  • Assist in day to day operations including shift coverage as needed.

  • Training and mentoring other colleagues

Minimum Job Requirements :

  • B.S. in Engineering or equivalent.

  • 1-7 years of plant operations experience

  • Demonstrated problem solving

  • Good written and verbal communication skills. Most work will involve developing reports and presentations to relay results and findings to key stakeholders for further decision making. Written and verbal communication of project activities and key metrics shall be provided to managers and other stakeholders.

  • Manage personnel and work closely across company job functions.

  • Ability to look beyond the task at hand, anticipate challenges, and develop options to overcome them.

  • Gain general knowledge of codes, relevant standards, and materials/metallurgy related to equipment and processes assigned.

  • Effective interaction with multiple employees and managers to prioritize demands.

  • Continuous improvement utilizing independent judgment to solve problems and have excellent organizational skills in order to effectively handle multiple ongoing tasks.

  • Proactive participation in safety, environmental, and quality activities is expected to ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures.

  • Employee is expected to assist in developing colleagues through training, technical support mentoring, development of pilot operating equipment.

Future Assignments:

Process Engineer experience provides an outstanding foundation on which to build a career, employees advance to opportunities as Production Engineers, Project Engineers, operations management, and our Centers of Excellence. These assignments involve increasing responsibility and the rewards that go along with it, along with possible relocation opportunities.

ADM offers a bright future and tremendous opportunity for talented individuals who are ready to join the team and make a contribution to our dynamic business.

Relocation assistance is available with this position.

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

ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, physical and a background check.




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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.