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Senior Manufacturing Technology Engineer (Natural Resources)

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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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.”

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

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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.”

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Senior Manufacturing Technology Engineer (Natural Resources)

Job ID 292211 Date posted 06/11/2024

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

The Senior Manufacturing Technology Engineer (Natural Resources) will apply engineering techniques to improve complex manufacturing processes and products. In this role, you will provide technical support, operations experience, continuous improvement, and project management skills and be a contributing member of a team on complex issues related to the operational domain area. You will provide 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 provide insights to 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 complex operational data and trends and provide 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, recommend and schedule maintenance of complex plant systems using reliability models and predictive technologies.
  • Partner with internal technology and finance operations stakeholders to monitor and manage variable and fixed costs at the site.
  • Partner with manufacturing technology engineers to analyze capital expenditures and complex project designs to find more efficient, cost-effective approaches and promote higher quality and reliable outcomes.
  • Provide oversight to third party personnel and 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 recommend benchmark practices and create strategies.
  • You will work under minimal supervision and independently handle complex issues while referring only the most complex issues to higher-level staff. 
  • Lead Site Natural Resource Management System including ISO 50001 process.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Position Information

  • This position is posted internally as well as externally. 
  • Relocation assistance will be provided for this position.
  • This position is located in Dayton, Ohio. 
  • The work schedule is: Monday to Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. There are also some events that might need to work on the weekends and on call. 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field OR equivalent experience. 
  • Possesses comprehensive knowledge of engineering subject matter. 
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of operational data portfolio of technologies. 
  • Lean Six Sigma black belt certification. 
  • Strong project management aptitude and experience. 
  • Strong data analysis capabilities including continuous improvement experience or certifications. 
  • Experience with SAP system. 


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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