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Global Process Development Engineer (Pilot Plant) - Decatur, IL

Company: Tate & Lyle
Location: Decatur
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

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 accountabilities

  • 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 techniques.
  • 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 develop improvements.
  • 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 manufacturing environment.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Proven track record of developing new processes in manufacturing setting.Preferred:
      • Experience in Chemical Process Engineering or Chemical Production
      • 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 workforce.

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