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Cargill Process Engineer in Dayton, Ohio

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 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 will apply process and project engineering techniques to improve moderately complex manufacturing processes and products. In this role, you will provide technical support, operations experience, continuous improvement techniques and project management skills and be a contributing member of a team on moderately complex issues related to the operational domain area. You will provide guidance and oversight of external third parties that are utilized at the site and improve the stability, capability and availability of processes while reducing variability and mitigating risks in the operational area. You will enable the operational area to achieve variable and fixed cost and operating efficiency targets, while protecting our people, communities, the environment and assets and honor our business obligations.

Key Accountabilities

  • Collect and analyze moderately complex operational data and trends and develop recommendations and plans to improve the performance and reporting process of manufacturing equipment and processes and ensure consistent monitoring and early warning indicators.

  • Collaborate with maintenance leadership to plan and schedule maintenance of plant systems using reliability models and predictive technologies.

  • Collaborate with internal technology and finance operations stakeholders to monitor and manage variable and fixed costs at the site.

  • Plan and monitor production shutdowns ensuring legal and preventive maintenance compliance of manufacturing equipment.

  • Partner with process engineers to analyze capital expenditures and moderately complex project designs to find more efficient, cost effective approaches to promote higher quality and reliable outcomes.

  • Serve as point of contact and interface with third party personnel to set priorities, monitor safety and improve their skills over time.

  • Partner with relevant personnel from other departments within the site or across the business to benchmark practices and assist in the creation of strategies.

  • 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 both internally and externally.

  • Relocation assistance will be provided for this position.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field OR equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of two years of related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Six sigma green belt certification.

  • Experience with operations data and design programs and applications.

  • Lean certification.

  • Experience and skills leading moderately complex projects.

  • Strong data analysis capabilities including continuous improvement experience or certifications.


Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time. Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.