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Technology Engineer - Decatur, IL

Company: ADM
Location: Decatur
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description Wet Milling Technology Engineer - Decatur, ILWet Mill Corn Processing Plant - Milling DepartmentADM Corn Technology GroupThis is an exempt level positionPosition Summary:The Carbohydrate Solutions Wet Milling Technology Group supports plant process areas related to the deconstruction of corn into its primary components, including the following:Corn starchCorn germCorn gluten mealCorn fiberSteepwaterThese are produced through the following primary unit operations:SteepingSulfur dioxide productionGrindingDisk stack centrifugesScrew pressesPressure screeningGravity screeningHydrocyclonesConveyingRotary vacuum filtrationEvaporationPumpingThis position will primarily support the continuous improvement and optimization of the Decatur, IL Wet Milling department, while also sharing knowledge and collaborating with colleagues across ADM's other corn Wet Milling and dry grinding facilities in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska. The technology engineer will apply engineering principles to new and existing facilities with tasks ranging from process design to the evaluation and implementation of new technologies. They will ensure plant process systems are designed, built, operated, and maintained at safe and optimal levelsThe technology engineer will play a critical role in helping ADM achieve its energy intensity and sustainability goals through improvements in reliability, efficiency and yield recovery.Essential Job Functions:Display a dedication to lead, develop and support safety and promote a safety culture. Promote continuous process safety improvement.Benchmark the location's milling process versus internal and external best in class technologies and drive improvements.Manage and prioritize the Wet Milling department's project portfolio through Wave in cooperation with the Department Superintendent and the Wet Milling Technology Manager.Develop and maintain a 5-year project portfolio to include capital budgeting and execution while maintaining a balance between NDE, Cost Improvement, and productivity/growth.Work in collaboration with other Global Operations teams to ensure alignment of technology for process improvements.Explore, evaluate, propose, and/or champion new process technologies and equipment suppliers.Work within Carbohydrates Technology Group to replicate best practices, standardize operations, and share standard methodologies across Wet Milling locations globally.Assist and provide technical support to Wet Milling department operations in solving technical process problems.
Contribute to technical knowledge development and sustainment by engaging in training and guidance documents.Support and collaborate with the Wet Milling department in setting up goals and KPI's.Work closely with company subject matter experts on the implementation of innovative approaches to plant operation and maintenance.Act as a resource for plant process engineers through coaching, mentoring, and conducting training sessions.Required Skills:Dedication to working safely and to the awareness for the safety of others.Strong knowledge of process unit operations, including (but not limited to) the following: steeping, grinding, centrifuges, conveying, rotary vacuum filtration, screw presses, gravity and pressure screening, hydrocyclones, pumping, and production of sulfur dioxide.Experience with process optimization using analytical processes and tools.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for working with plant engineers, operators, and management.Working knowledge of common process drawings and documentation, such as P&IDs, PFDs, Material & Energy Balances, and control narratives.Willingness to spend time in plant areas - tolerate extreme temperatures, walk long distances, stand, climb stairs and ladders, and move through close spaces.Ability to work effectively on a team, as well as independently, while traveling to remote plant locations to provide support on site as deemed necessary.High level of motivation and results-oriented way of working.Some travel with overnight stay required. Required Education:Bachelor's of Science Degree in the fields of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Food Processing, Production Manufacturing, Chemical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other related field.Required Experience:Minimum 3-5 years' experience with plant process production systems.Desired Experience:Production/Process/Project Engineer with operations supervision experience is a considered a plus.Excited about this role but don't meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don't check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.ADM requires the successful completion of a background check. REF:87617BR

Keywords: ADM, Decatur , Technology Engineer - Decatur, IL, IT / Software / Systems , Decatur, Illinois

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