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Veterans Preferred - Research Engineer II - Decatur, IL

Company: ADM
Location: Decatur
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. Research Engineer II - Decatur, ILADM Research & DevelopmentThis is an exempt level position.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. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at .We have an opening for a Research Engineer II at our Corporate Research Center located in Decatur, IL!Position SummaryThis Research Engineer is responsible for driving process improvement and process development projects focused on implementation of new technologies in existing production and piloting facilities. This role will supervise the evaluation of existing production equipment; recommend improvements in support of the production of chemicals, food ingredients, and advanced biofuels; provide mass and energy balances, P&IDs, and economic evaluation; and will support documentation and project reports. It will work with vendors, contractors, and Operations, Commercial, and R&D teams.Job ResponsibilitiesThe following represents most duties to be performed but is not all-inclusive:Conduct engineering studies and recommend process changes for industrial food, industrial chemical, and advance biofuels processes.Evaluate production and pilot process upsets to determine root causes and recommend process changes to improve performance.Prepare mass and energy balances of unit operations or whole plants.Assess various performance specifications for key unit operations or equipment.Design experiments for plant and pilot trials and provide technical support to existing facilities.Work with CoE, plant engineers, vendors, and contractors to set up equipment and support pilot or plant trials in industrial environments.Write detailed reports and prepare comprehensive presentations.Plan and execute engineering and research projects, including implementation and supervision of proposed changes in the field as needed.Skills and ProficienciesA Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering or equivalent is required.4 to 8 years of experience in process operations and design and/or piloting improvement projects 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 varied chemical reactors is desired.Experience with evaluation and implementation of new technologies into existing production facilities is desired.Understanding of complex system interactions and ability to identify the root causes of process irregularities.Well-developed analytical skills to analyze and interpret scientific data during design and evaluation of chemical processes.Good written and oral communication skills to effectively communicate with managers, engineering, R&D colleagues, and business teams via reports and presentations.Strong organizational skills to manage large amounts of data and multiple projects.Able to function within matrix project management environment.Strong leadership skills to encourage open collaboration, provide expertise, and positively contribute to Research teams.Other RequirementsMust be willing to travel, as travel to multiple locations is expected, as well as willing to switch to a shift schedule, if needed for plant trials.Comfortable managing/participating in various projects concurrently.Must work within established company and laboratory safety guidelines.Willingness to spend time in plant areas, tolerate extreme temperatures, walk long distances, stand, climb stairs and ladders, and move through close spaces.CompetenciesCommunication, curiosity, integrity, mechanical aptitude, problem solving, independent judgment, teamwork, persistence, detail focused, and commitment to safety.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@. Include your contact information, a description of the position for which you are applying, and the nature of your requested accommodation.City:DecaturState:IL - IllinoisRef ID:#LI-NA2EEO: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 .

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