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Process Engineer

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Job ID 206735 Date posted 07/27/2022 Location : Fullerton, California

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Process Engineer will apply process and project engineering techniques to improve moderately complex manufacturing processes and products. In this role, you will provide technical support, operations experience, continuous improvement techniques and project management skills and be a contributing member of a team on moderately complex issues related to the operational domain area. You will provide guidance and 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 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 moderately complex operational data and trends and develop 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 and schedule maintenance of plant systems using reliability models and predictive technologies.
  • Collaborate with internal technology and finance operations stakeholders to monitor and manage variable and fixed costs at the site.
  • Plan and monitor production shutdowns ensuring legal and preventive maintenance compliance of manufacturing equipment.
  • Partner with process engineers to analyze capital expenditures and moderately complex project designs to find more efficient, cost effective approaches to promote higher quality and reliable outcomes.
  • Serve as point of contact and interface with third party personnel to 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 benchmark practices and assist in the creation of strategies.
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience


  • Six sigma green belt certification
  • Experience with operations data and design programs and applications
  • Lean certification
  • Experience and skills leading moderately complex projects
  • Strong data analysis capabilities including continuous improvement experience or certifications

Position Information

US Covid-19 Vaccination Update: Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate them.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status.  Employees may be required to wear masks, depending on requirements of the business and public health requirements based on the spread of COVID in the community.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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