Production Engineer, Corn Plant – Decatur, IL

Decatur, IL
United States
Job Description

**Job Title:**

Production Engineer, Corn Plant – Decatur, IL


Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

**Job Description:**

**Production Engineer, Corn Plant – Decatur, IL**

This 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 Functions:**

+ Oversight of specific processes and projects

+ Project management may require purchasing of materials and supplies, equipment installation, budget tracking, employee training, and startup of projects

+ Manage day-to-day operations which will may also include shift coverage if needed

+ Project design, development, and management that are specific to the operations of an operating department

+ Conduct optimization assessments to identify existing and potential opportunities, propose solutions to improve performance primarily in the areas of energy, chemicals, product yields, and reliability

+ Support capital projects including control strategy development, P&ID management, administration of process control narratives suitable for control application development and process start up

+ Training 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 safety

+ Concern for quality

+ Demonstrated leadership

+ Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills

+ Good written and verbal commutation skills

+ Ability to manage personnel and work closely with corporate departments

+ Ability to look beyond the task at hand, to anticipate challenges and develop options to overcome them

+ Subject matter expert knowledge level of a variety of process unit operations

+ Ability to work a rotating shift including nights, weekends, and holidays


+ B.S. in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, or Ag Preferred) or equivalent experience

+ 3 to 5 years of experience in a food processing production environment or similar industry

+ Previous leadership experience (in a union environment is a plus)

**Working Conditions:**

+ Dust

+ Chemicals / Irritants

+ The 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 followed

+ Inside areas, Spring / Summer: Temperatures in some areas of the facility will be up to or exceed 100 degrees

+ Fall / 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 overhead

+ Lifting 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 pounds

+ Able to traverse up to two (2) miles during a workday

+ Able 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 standing

+ Able 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 heights

+ Occasional work is required in and around confined spaces

+ Requires 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 heights

ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check.​

Excited about this role but don’t meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don’t check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.





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**About ADM::**

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**Benefits and Perks**

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we offer a comprehensive total rewards package to support your well-being, including:

+ **Physical wellness** – medical/Rx, dental, vision and life insurance; on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable)

+ **Financial wellness** – flexible spending accounts, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection

+ **Mental and social wellness** – Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

Additional benefits include:

+ Paid vacation time, plus 11 paid holidays and one paid personal day

+ Adoption assistance and paid parental leave

+ Tuition assistance

+ Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs

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