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ADM Process Automation Engineer - U.S. Flour Milling Locations in Beech Grove, Indiana


Job Title:

Process Automation Engineer - U.S. Flour Milling Locations



Job Description:

Process Automation Engineer – ADM U.S. Flour Milling Locations

Process Automation Technology Center.

This is a full time, exempt position.

**Ideal locations for this position include St. Louis, MO; Beech Grove, IN; Charlotte, NC; Lincoln, NE; Camp Hill, PA; and Arkansas City, KS.

Job Description:

The Process Automation Engineer will provide plant support of process automation systems to ensure Operations are successful through guidance, troubleshooting, and standard work.

This individual will work with Operations and other technology centers to execute projects while applying global standards. They will proactively seek opportunities for process automation to mitigate risk, improve efficiency, and drive optimization projects. Additionally, they will support and advance the standardization and documentation of process automation systems.

The Process Automation Engineer will also contribute to plant culture by supporting safety initiatives and Performance Excellence. This is an onsite position with location flexibility based on candidate availability.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Understands and is accountable for full compliance with safety and other EHS requirements

  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of production processes, equipment and operations in the interest of developing, improving and maintaining process and safety interlocks

  • Develops or modifies Process Automation controls to achieve desired control processes, and troubleshoot systems to identify and resolve hardware or software deficiencies

  • Develops and maintains documentation of process automation hardware and software related to process automation control systems

  • Communicates status updates and suggestions for improvements

  • Pursues/maintains industry specific training and certifications relative to this position and for career advancement

  • Maintains awareness of cybersecurity fundamentals

  • Works with and manages third-party suppliers / contractors

Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience with process control in an industrial environment

  • Ability to work well within groups or with minimal supervision to meet operations goals

  • Ability and experience effectively coaching and developing other colleagues

  • Experience using documentation and organizational skills effectively

  • Experience using verbal and written communication skills effectively

  • Highly motivated, self-starter

  • Ability to skillfully manage multiple projects simultaneously and succeed in an environment of competing priorities

  • Capability of working in extreme temperatures, with the ability to climb stairs, lift and move a minimum of 40 pounds, and sit and stand for long periods of time; should be able to work in confined spaces and at heights

  • Availability for occasional off-hours, holiday and weekend urgent automation requirements

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time, based on project demands

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An Associates degree in a technical area; a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Electrical, Computer, or Automation Engineering is ideal

  • Experience with distributed control systems (DCS) or SCADA applications, Rockwell Automation PlantPAx, FactoryTalk View SE, or Wonderware preferred, others considered

  • Experience with industrial IO platforms, Allen Bradley IO platforms preferred

  • Familiarity with data historians such as AVEVA PI

  • Familiarity with Industrial Networks (ie. TCP/IP, ControlNet®, DH+, Modbus, etc.)

  • Familiarity with motor control applications, including full voltage starters, reduced voltage starters, and variable frequency drives with network integration

  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) integration experience beneficial

  • Knowledge of Industrial Process Control including instrumentation, AC/DC Electrical systems, Piping & Instrument Diagrams

  • Ability to troubleshoot, solve, and repair issues with process control systems and work safely with and around AC & DC voltages up to 120V

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.

ADM requires the successful completion of a background check.


REF: 83115BR

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Beech Grove


IN - Indiana

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About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.





Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM. (https://www.adm.com/en-us/culture-and-careers/diversity-equity-inclusion/)


Benefits and Perks

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

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).

  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.

  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).

Additional benefits include:

  • Paid time off including paid holidays.

  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.

  • Tuition assistance.

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

*Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.