Process Engineer (276371)

Dayton, OH
United States
Job Description

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact


The Process Engineer is responsible for utilizing and transforming technology into business advantage to assist in the improvement of manufacturing processes and products. In this role, you will provide direction for design standards, process capabilities, hazard analysis, performance monitoring, technical training and significant improvements for business processes. You will provide technical expertise to production supervision for improvement and troubleshooting, collaborate with capital excellence for identification of projects and process benchmarking and will work directly with local operation teams to execute manufacturing technology roadmaps and improvement plans.


Key Accountabilities


  • Assist the site in monitoring performance and identifying opportunities through analysis of key performance indicators, manufacturing cost reports and stable operations activities to create year on year sustained value.

  • Participate in project justification and gate reviews, preliminary design activities, interaction with the capital effectiveness team in validating the detailed design and providing technical oversight during installation and startup activities.

  • Participate in process risk assessments, identification of mitigating actions to close gaps identified in risk assessments and provide technical leadership to close gaps.

  • Drive the process of documenting, transferring and training employees on technical knowledge including implementing standards that govern operations of the facility.

  • Provide support for the facility in troubleshooting operations, including participation in root cause analysis and iterative interrogative techniques used to explore the cause-and-effect relationships underlying a particular problem.

  • Leverage the capabilities of cross functional internal and external resources to define and monitor performance of a manufacturing technology and provide functional leadership, coaching for operators, production management and process engineers that are engaged in the technology.

  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Other duties as assigned. 

Position Information.


  • This position is posted internally as well as externally. 

  • Relocation assistance will be provided for this position.

  • This position is located in Dayton, Ohio. 

  • The work schedule is: Monday – Friday Typically from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. There are also some events that might need to work on the weekends and on call. 


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical or mechanical engineering OR equivalent experience. 

  • Minimum of two years of related work experience.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to execute on projects.

  • Six Sigma certification or credential.

  • Knowledge of advanced statistical software tools.

  • Training or knowledge in statistically supported decision making or data analytics.

  • Cross functional experience in areas such as project engineering, operations supervision, continuous improvement or maintenance and reliability.




Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet


United States