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Project Engineer

Dayton, Ohio

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Cargill operates some of the most technologically advanced production plants in the world. We need responsible, effective, safety-minded and best-in-class individuals to join our team. Engineers are vital in ensuring that consistent engineering standards are maintained to meet corporate, legal, regulatory and customer requirements. Close coordination across various teams including engineering, operations, maintenance and reliability, safety, logistics and supply chain will be integral to the success of this role. Please note, specific roles will vary greatly by plant and location. Safety is always our number one priority, and no matter your experience level, we will train you for success. Your work in our plants can help you grow both personally and professionally. Discover how your work can nourish the world and help you thrive.

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  • Leadership
  • Goal-oriented
  • Collaborative
  • TEST Collaborative
  • Results-driven
  • Positive
  • Good listener
  • Flexible
  • Trustworthy

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Cargill is a great, energetic place to work. We can be ourselves and do the work we like, because of our inclusive culture. Together, our teams work hard to help the world thrive.”

Lisa W., Senior Engineering Manager

During my time at Cargill I have been provided with many exciting opportunities to develop my engineering expertise and experience.”

Liam Mccarthy, EMEA, Plant Engineering Manager

In 2014, I chose Cargill to be the company where I would do a compulsory internship in the Chemical Engineering course. Six years later, I see that it was a very assertive choice. As a trainee, engineer, or continuous improvement Supervisor, I fulfilled in being able to use my strengths, be authentic, and exercise my purpose to impact people's lives. Also, I have access to so many opportunities! Being a woman in a factory environment can be challenging! We are still starting to occupy this space, but, without a doubt, it is gratifying to work in a company that puts people first and promotes an inclusive and diverse environment.”

Nattalia Muttoni, LATAM, Continuous Improvement Supervisor

Project Engineer

Job ID 292514 Date posted 05/10/2024

Cargill’s size and scale allows us to make a positive impact in the world. Our purpose is to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.
Cargill is a family company providing food, ingredients, agricultural solutions and industrial products that are vital for living. We connect farmers with markets so they can prosper. We connect customers with ingredients so they can make meals people love. And we connect families with daily essentials — from eggs to edible oils, salt to skincare, feed to alternative fuel. Our 160,000 colleagues, operating in 70 countries, make essential products that touch billions of lives each day. Join us and reach your higher purpose at Cargill. 
This position is in Cargill’s food and bioindustrial business, where manufacturers, retailers, and foodservice companies rely on us to consistently deliver the products and services they need, and use our technical expertise and market knowledge to develop innovative products. 

Job Purpose and Impact

As a Project Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in optimizing the interconnected components of our manufacturing system. Your focus will be developing and deploying projects, coordinating various facets of plant operations.  To do this effectively you will also apply and develop engineering standards and procedures.  You will be responsible for planning, designing, estimating, and overseeing construction and maintenance activities while collaborating closely with manufacturing plant engineers to enhance facility planning and design. This role requires a keen eye for detail, problem-solving abilities, and a commitment to maximizing production facilities and personnel efficiency. This role demands a forward-thinking and detail-oriented professional with a knack for optimizing manufacturing systems. The ideal candidate will blend technical expertise with problem-solving abilities to drive continuous improvement and efficiency in our manufacturing processes.

Key Accountabilities

  • Planning and Design: Plan, design, and estimate time and cost for the construction and maintenance of structures, equipment, facilities, systems, and components.
  • Collaboration and Support: Assist manufacturing plant and facilities engineers with facility planning and design, offering expertise and support in optimizing operations.
  • Analysis and Implementation: Conduct cost, inventory, and production control studies along with human factors analysis to develop and execute plans for facility modifications and operational method revisions.
  • Optimization: Devise methods to maximize the utilization of production facilities and personnel, ensuring optimal efficiency and productivity.
  • Problem-Solving: Independently address moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, escalating more intricate problems to the appropriate staff for resolution.
  • Adaptability: Undertake other duties as assigned, showcasing flexibility and readiness to contribute to various aspects of projects and operations.

Position Information.

  • The business will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.
  • This position is posted internally as well as externally. .
  • Relocation assistance will be provided for this position.
  • This position is in Dayton, Ohio. 
  • The work schedule is Monday – Friday typically 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM and occasionally might have to work on weekends based on business needs.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field OR equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience, demonstrating practical knowledge and expertise.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Experience in developing work packages, showcasing your ability to organize and structure project tasks effectively.
  • Proficiency in creating safe work plans, ensuring a secure and compliant work environment.
  • Familiarity with quality control plans, highlighting your commitment to maintaining high standards in manufacturing processes.
  • Experience working with SAP systems, facilitating efficient management of manufacturing operations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project, aiding in project planning, tracking, and execution.

This role demands a forward-thinking and detail-oriented professional with a knack for optimizing manufacturing systems. The ideal candidate will blend technical expertise with problem-solving abilities to drive continuous improvement and efficiency in our manufacturing processes.


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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