Global Process Development Engineer (Pilot Plant) - Decatur, IL
Company: Tate & Lyle
Posted on: January 16, 2022
The Global Sr. Process Development Engineer position is
responsible for providing technical expertise to ensure the
operation produces product that meets all quality, cost, and
efficiency requirements. This position will design, develop, and
implement continuous process improvements to meet goals established
by the business/location, along with providing technical guidance
to the plant operations teams to assist with process
troubleshooting and developing corrective action plans.Main
- Entry to this position is based on the appropriate level of
experience and professional competence. Advancement beyond this
level is dependent upon demonstrated accomplishment, as well as
experience and professional competence.
- Designs, develops and implements successful processes. Monitors
day-to-day production results. Performs many technical functions,
but also provides coordination and direction for other engineers,
and maintains close contact with company engineers and production
personnel. Reviews and evaluates technical work by others and
incorporates related work into unified results.
- Collaborates in preparing engineering proposals and setting
goals, and in developing and evaluating findings, draws conclusions
and makes recommendations. Prepares engineering reports and
informally imparts technical and procedural expertise as requested
by other company personnel.
- Carries the process responsibility for large segments of a
major project. Develops process and economic estimates based on
sometimes-incomplete data. Contributes ideas for safer, less
expensive or new techniques whether or not situation is related to
a specific project. An engineer at this level should be recognized
as an expert in multiple unit operations.
- Is responsible for meeting goals within time and budget
constraints. Carries the process responsibilities for large
segments of a major project.
- Applies standard engineering theories, concepts and
- Works on a broad range of troubleshooting problems; uses
creative thinking to solve problems and recommend corrective
action. Possesses in depth expertise that is recognized and used
within the company. Maintains technical skill and knowledge at
state of the art level. . The Senior Engineer is known at the other
plants and is familiar with processes at the other plants; able to
recognize differences in the processes and use that knowledge to
- Is skilled in communication.
- Coordinates efforts of others. Anticipates and resolves
priority conflicts. Assists informally without appearing critical.
Provide technical supervision and instructions. Works with the
development of entry level professionals in procedural as well as
technical matters. Ability to manage or mentors less experienced
engineers is a must at this level.
- Works with other process engineers, ICD and production
personnel throughout the company. Regularly contacts or visits
other manufacturing facilities. Has frequent contact with Sales,
Marketing and Accounting and other Administrative functions,
suppliers and professional organizations. Works with integrity and
upholds the values of the organization.
- Reports to an operations level management position - Operations
Manager or Technical Manager.
- This position receives limited direction and supervision.
Receives direction primarily on administrative matters. Much
latitude is given for planning work. Work is accepted as accurate
and complete. Free to accept most informal requests for assistance
and to engage in innovative or exploratory activities. The Senior
Engineer routinely recognizes opportunities for improvement and
develops projects to implement the ideas.Physical DemandsThe
physical demands described here are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Successful candidates must pass a
pre-employment physical and drug test.While performing the duties
of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.The
employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and
fingers, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or
balance; work from heights, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl..
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, and ability see color and adjust focus.Work
EnvironmentWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is
potentially exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving
mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally
exposed to a variety of extreme conditions on site. The noise level
in the work environment and job sites can be loud. The position
regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside
conditions that include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and
exposure to dust. In addition this job also operates in a
professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard
office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing
cabinets and fax machines.Skills and experience requiredRequired:
- Bachelors of Science in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical or
related engineering field
- Minimum of 10+ years of engineering experience in a
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Proven track record of developing new processes in
- Experience in Chemical Process Engineering or Chemical
- Experience in Food ManufacturingCalifornia Consumer Privacy Act
("CCPA")The Company is committed to complying with the California
Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA") and all data privacy and laws in the
jurisdictions in which it recruits and hires employees. We collect
the following categories of personal information for the purpose of
hiring the best qualified applicants and to comply with applicable
employment laws: Name and contact information; Job preference and
work availability; Social Security Number and/or other
identification information; Education and qualifications;
Employment history and experience; Military service; Reference and
background check information, including relevant criminal history
and credit history; Social media information; Pre-employment test
results; Post-offer medical examination information and results,
including drug test results; Voluntary self-disclosure information
regarding minority, veteran, and disability status; and Information
provided by you during the hiring process.Tate & Lyle is an equal
opportunity employer, committed to the strength of an inclusive
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