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ADM Process Technology Engineer NA Pet Solutions in Harvard, Illinois


Job Title:

Process Technology Engineer NA Pet Solutions



Job Description:

Process Technology Engineer NA Pet Solutions

This is an exempt role.

The Process Technology Engineer for Pet, North America within the Animal Nutrition Technology Center of Excellence will apply engineering principles to new and existing facilities with tasks ranging from process design to the evaluation/implementation of new technologies. The primary purposes of the position is to ensure maximum value is obtained from efficient manufacturing operations, aligning capital investment with operational and business needs and driving continuous improvement in daily activities.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Display a dedication to lead, develop and support safety and promote a safety culture. Promote continuous process safety improvement.

  • Partner with Global Pet Solutions operations team to benchmark processes versus internal and external best available technologies and drive improvements.

  • Manage and prioritize the project portfolio in cooperation with the Plant Manager or Focused Improvement pillar and/or the Regional Process Technology Manager, where applicable.

  • Collaborate with the appropriate COEs to ensure alignment of technology.

  • Explore, propose and/or champion new process technologies and equipment suppliers as related to companion pet treat and pet food production.

  • Work within the Global Technology Center of Excellence to standardize operations, share standard methodologies and implement new technologies.

  • Assist plant operations in solving applicable technical problems.

  • Support the facility in setting up goals.

  • Work closely with company subject matter experts on the implementation of innovative approaches to plant operation and maintenance.

  • Act as a resource for plant operations team supporting process optimization, new process start up, and troubling shooting production systems.

Required Skills:

  • Dedication to working safely and to the awareness for the safety of others.

  • Strong knowledge of material handling systems, mixers, single and twin screw extruders, dryers and packaging.

  • Experience with optimization/analytical processes and tools.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for working with plant engineers and management.

  • Working knowledge of common process drawings and documentation, such as P&IDs and control narratives.

  • Willingness to spend time in plant areas – tolerate extreme temperatures, walk long distances, stand, climb stairs and ladders and move through close spaces.

  • Ability to work effectively on a team as well as independently while traveling to remote plant locations.

  • High level of motivation and results-oriented way of working.

  • Ability to travel overnight to support other ADM locations.

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in the fields of Engineering, Technology, or other related field.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with plant process systems, pet food production experience preferred.

Desired Experience:

  • Operations supervision and/or Process/Project Engineer.

Position Location:

  • Harvard, IL – relocation assistance is available for this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of applicable pre-employment drug screen, medical questionnaire and a background check.

ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veteran status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.




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ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

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.