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ADM Vitamin E Process Engineer- Decatur, IL in Decatur, Illinois


Job Title:

Vitamin E Process Engineer- Decatur, IL


Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description:

Vitamin E Process Engineer- Decatur, IL

This is an exempt level role.

Position Summary:

A Vitamin E Process Engineer will work with both hourly and salary colleagues in various areas of the operations, including production, engineering, quality, maintenance and commercial to support the facilities goals of a safe and efficient operation. The process engineer will need to understand a variety of processing technologies including distillation, crystallization, extraction, chromatography, and various chemical reaction processes. This role will assist with day-to-day operations of the facility and in supporting Performance Excellence pillars. This position is also responsible for process improvements in all facets of operation through direct contributions of project development from conception though start-up. This position will also work with the Process Safety Teams to update P&IDs, Control Narratives, Asset Criticality and Mechanical Integrity activities.


  • Interacts directly with plant management to produce desired operational results and employee development

  • Oversight of specific processes that may include projects. Project management may require, purchasing of materials and supplies, equipment installation, budget tracking, employee training, and startup of projects.

  • Lead Total Process Safety and Process Safety Management related tasks such as Mechanical Integrity, Asset Criticality, and Preventative Maintenance best practices.

  • Develop and update P&IDs, Control Narratives, and other documentation needed to safely operate the Vitamin E plant.

  • Recommendations for improvements to company facilities, equipment, and safety programs

  • Supports Quality and the Food Safety Management System and possibly as member of that team.

  • Serves as a primary contact for major operational, production, and maintenance projects and coordinates internal and external resources as needed.

  • Project design, development and management that are specific to the operations

  • Process and cost tracking with focus on cost savings and rate improvement upgrades.

  • Participates in employee performance management

  • Provide feedback, mentorship and support to operators and engineers to achieve short term and long-term department performance through use of KPI’s, continuous improvement, and Performance Excellence concepts


  • B.S. in Engineering preferred

  • 4 plus years engineering experience with chemical or food processing is required.

  • Plant operations experience with a focus on total process safety or process safety management is helpful.

  • Project management experience / background is helpful.

  • Concern for Quality

  • Strong Dedication to Safety

  • Proven leadership

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills

  • Good written and verbal commutation skills

  • Ability to lead personnel and work closely with Corporate departments

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

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 pre-employment drug screen and a background check.​





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About ADM::

ADM unlocks the power of nature to enrich the quality of life. We're a premier global human and animal nutrition company, delivering solutions today with an eye to the future. We're blazing new trails in health and well-being as our scientists develop groundbreaking products to support healthier living. We're a cutting-edge innovator leading the way to a new future of plant-based consumer and industrial solutions to replace petroleum-based products. We're an unmatched agricultural supply chain manager and processor, providing food security by connecting local needs with global capabilities. And we're a leader in sustainability, scaling across entire value chains to help decarbonize our industry and safeguard our planet. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional and sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow. 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 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