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Production Engineer - Decatur, IL

Company: ADM
Location: Decatur
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description Production Engineer, Corn Plant - Decatur, ILThis is an exempt level position. Job Summary:This position is responsible for assisting in managing day to day operations, tracking, and understanding department costs, yields, quality, process performance, and mentoring front line teammates. The role will require you to work with both contractor and ADM management, process operators, and other stakeholders. The facility processes corn into value added products and includes approximately 650 ADM and contractor colleagues.Essential Job FunctionsOversight of specific processes and projectsProject management may require purchasing of materials and supplies, equipment installation, budget tracking, employee training, and startup of projectsManage day-to-day operations which will may also include shift coverage if neededProject design, development, and management that are specific to the operations of an operating departmentConduct optimization assessments to identify existing and potential opportunities, propose solutions to improve performance primarily in the areas of energy, chemicals, product yields, and reliabilitySupport capital projects including control strategy development, P&ID management, administration of process control narratives suitable for control application development and process start upTraining and mentoring of colleagues, with the potential of indirectly managing 10 to 30 hourly colleagues.Maintain a high degree of availability to a 24/7 operation.Minimum Job Requirements:Strong commitment to safetyConcern for qualityDemonstrated leadershipDemonstrated strong problem-solving skillsGood written and verbal commutation skillsAbility to manage personnel and work closely with corporate departmentsAbility to look beyond the task at hand, to anticipate challenges and develop options to overcome themSubject matter expert knowledge level of a variety of process unit operationsAbility to work a rotating shift including nights, weekends, and holidaysEducation / TrainingB.S. in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, or Ag Preferred) or equivalent experience3 to 5 years of experience in a food processing production environment or similar industryPrevious leadership experience (in a union environment is a plus)Working Conditions:DustChemicals / IrritantsThe scope of the position requires exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, and cleaners that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followedInside areas, Spring / Summer:
Temperatures in some areas of the facility will be up to or exceed 100 degreesFall / Winter:
Temperatures in the facility may be at or below freezing.Outside areas, Spring / Summer:
Outside temperature may be up to or exceed 100 degrees with potential for high humidity.
May be exposed to inclement weather conditions including, but not limited to, rain and wind.Fall / Winter:
Outside temperatures may reach freezing or below.
May be exposed to inclement weather including, freezing rain, sleet, snow, and wind.Some manufacturing processes within the facility are highly reliant on machinery and other processing equipment and, as a result, noise levels may reach or exceed 85 decibels and require use of hearing protection for most of the work shift. Physical Requirements:Able to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 30 pounds on a frequent basis, up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis and up to 55 pounds overheadLifting or carrying of weights over 50 pounds is rare. Employees are encouraged to request assistance in lifting or carrying objects that weigh more than 50 poundsAble to traverse up to two (2) miles during a workdayAble to move about or to a work site by stooping, bending, kneeling, or squatting frequently during a workday.
May require periods of prolonged sitting or standingAble to operate equipment or diagnose / detect issues of machinery that may be located at different heights.
May require work on ladders, scaffolding or other work at heightsOccasional work is required in and around confined spacesRequires a full range of physical motion to operate manual and electrically powered tools and equipment, to move throughout the facility, including climbing stairs in all buildings, and to work at heightsThis position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance. ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check. REF:73049BR

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