Process Engineer - Decatur Corn Plant
Company: Archer Daniels Midland
Posted on: June 6, 2021
Process Engineer - Decatur Corn Plant
Decatur Corn Processing Plant - Decatur, IL
The typical career path for an engineer begins in the position of
ProcessEngineer. This position provides an opportunity for anew
engineer to join the plant management team.
Recent engineering graduates are assigned to a production unit
where they 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. The experience begins with on-the-job
training through observation and typically progresses to full
responsibility for a work group working rotating shifts during the
first year. This experience is invaluable in providing firsthand
knowledge of the plant, processes, products and employees in the
real world of manufacturing at ADM.
The Production Engineer opportunity is comprised of three primary
components; management exposure, supervisory responsibility, and
application of engineering expertise.
Early in their assignment, Production Engineers have an opportunity
to be exposed to a number of members of management in action. As
they rotate through multiple production units to become familiar
with the operation, they see different members of the management
team using their leadership styles to address various situations.
Production Engineers also gain an appreciation for keeping an eye
on the big picture (present and future of the overall operation and
company) while addressing individual issues. After being assigned
to lead a work group of their own, they have an opportunity to
apply their own leadership approach to interface with employees and
management to accomplish the work of the unit.
Within a matter of months Production Engineers are assigned to
supervise a work group of hourly employees who operate a production
unit on shift. In this assignment they will likely work rotating
shifts, so during this period they need to be willing to work any
hours of the day and on weekends and holidays.
Responsibilities include assuring that 1) the jobs on the shift are
covered, 2) employees are adequately trained to perform their
assigned work, 3) all work is performed in keeping with the ADM
Safety culture, and 4) customer needs are met through production of
a high volume of quality products. They also maintain records, deal
with employee performance issues (if any) and monitor the
production process to keep it running efficiently, consistent with
plant operating needs.
Production Engineers apply their engineering expertise to monitor
production processes and equipment, solve production problems, and
provide input to process improvements. Involvement might include
sizing of equipment, identifying equipment capacity requirements,
developing process control systems, increasing efficiencies of the
flow of fluid materials, etc. They are exposed to installation of
new equipment and modification of existing equipment, along with
all of the inherent training and start up issues that must be
The work is in a variety settings in afood processing plant. The
job is physically demanding. Production Engineers must be capable
of climbing ladders, working in tight spaces and entering confined
spaces (including tanks and vessels). Some lifting is required.
Production Engineer experience provides an outstanding foundation
on which to build a career, employees advance to opportunities as
Process Engineers, Project Engineers and in operations management.
These assignments involve increasing responsibility and the rewards
that go along with it, along with possible relocation
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.
Successful candidates will be graduating with a B.S. in Chemical,
Mechanical, Electrical, or Agriculture and Biological Engineering
and preferably with a GPA of 2.8 or greater.
This position offers a complete benefit package, including
401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.
ADM requires the successful completion of all pre-employment
screenings and background check.
ADM is an Equal Opportunity Employer for minorities, females,
protected veterans and individuals with a disability.
IL - Illinois
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
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. Were a
global leader in human and animal nutrition and the worlds 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
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