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ADM Maintenance Engineer – Des Moines, IA in Des Moines, Iowa


Job Title:

Maintenance Engineer – Des Moines, IA


Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description:

Maintenance Engineer

This is a full time, exempt position

Position Summary:

This position will focus on improving plant reliability by incorporating precision maintenance practices into equipment repairs and rebuilds. This includes training and coaching of maintenance technicians as well as developing standards and procedures.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Comply fully with local and ADM’s safety regulations/standards and promote safety culture. Help ensure the maintenance department meets goals for safety and health, environment, product quality, processing, costs and effectiveness

  • Ensure a good understanding of current standard methodologies (elements) and deploy those agreed to in the business.

  • Responsible for providing technical expertise to the Maintenance Team to improve the overall equipment efficiency\systems performance and reliability.

  • Contributes to the analysis of actual equipment design and assists in the performance of failure mode and effect analysis.

  • Works with Engineering Teams to develop new approaches for maintaining new and existing equipment.

  • Mentor and provide guidance to mechanics, engineers and contractors on Reliability Strategies and Technologies.

  • Writes and updates maintenance procedures and all pertinent documents.

  • Participates in the development of maintenance strategies for all equipment and supports execution of RCM process on existing equipment.

  • Works with Planner to improve planning process and develop job plans thru periodic job audits.

  • Maintains communications between maintenance, engineering, and technical projects

  • Works with the Reliability Engineer to integrate PM's and predictive/diagnostic work into the Preventive Maintenance Program

  • Audits compliance for Food Safety and Quality Precision Maintenance into the Maintenance Program.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or 10+ years of related experience in Industrial Manufacturing

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent leadership and organizational skills

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, MS Project and Computerized Maintenance Systems, (CMMS)

  • Individual must be able to work productively within a team environment

  • Individual must be accurate and trustworthy, with a positive attitude and embracing change in a dynamic manufacturing environment

  • A maintenance engineer must be trained on at least the basics of planning and scheduling.

  • Must understand root cause analysis along with other basics of system knowledge.

  • Must be very detail oriented with significant maintenance experience rebuilding machinery

  • SMRP or similar certifications is a plus

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.


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Des Moines


IA - Iowa

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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.