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Process Engineer

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Job ID 193256 Date posted 06/24/2022 Location : Hammond, Indiana

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 Starch Manufacturing Technology  will apply process and project engineering techniques to assist in the improvement of Starch processes and products. In this role, you will provide technical support, operations experience, continuous improvement techniques and project management skills in a plant support capacity to ensures safe, efficient and low cost plant operations.

Key Accountabilities

  • Review and recommend manufacturing equipment and processes designed to be efficient, cost effective and promote quality and reliability.
  • Assess current manufacturing equipment and processes and makes recommendations for changes.
  • Review key performance indicators and monitoring systems and identify ways to improve the ability to maintain company operations.
  • Conduct tests and measurements throughout the stages of production to identify control over variables such as temperature, density, specific gravity, pressure and viscosity.
  • Assist with project engineering, sizing, design and overseeing contractors and safety.
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Work with the Starch Leadership team to foster a culture of continuous improvement. 
  • Use data analytics to improve process operations, increase output, and reduce costs. 
  • Working with a High Hazard Process and will be involved with PRAs and PSM audits. 
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience
  • Other minimum qualifications may apply

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with operations data and design programs and applications
  • Six sigma green belt certification or the desire to get a green belt certification
  • Lean certification or the desire to become lean certified
  • Experience and skills leading moderately complex projects
  • Strong data analysis capabilities including continuous improvement experience or certifications


Short Description

Relocation will be provide for this position

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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