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Global Manufacturing Technology Engineer - Pet Food

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Job ID 165644 Date posted 11/18/2021 Location : San Pedro Sula, Honduras | San Ángel Inn, Mexico | São Paulo, Brazil

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s animal nutrition and health business, where we improve lives through better nutrition. Our team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Global Manufacturing Technology Engineer-Pet Food will develop globally aligned processes, standards and governance as well as develop a strategic path for how the specific manufacturing technology will enable the business strategy. In this role, you will provide technical subject matter expertise for manufacturing technology design standards, process capabilities, process scale up, hazard analysis, performance monitoring, technical training and incremental and significant improvements as well as technical expertise to support innovation road mapping to enable the business strategy.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop design standards across the engineering disciplines for a specific manufacturing technology, translating requirements in technology transfer packages and standards within the technology for practical application into the operating facilities while also being responsible for risk management.
  • Provide leadership to analyze plant performance metrics for a specific manufacturing technology and identify gaps in standards, metrics and measurements and implements improvements into the design standards and develop technology transfer packages for the manufacturing technology.
  • Develop technical education content and provide leadership in administering training.
  • Identify opportunities and gaps in required levels of specific manufacturing technology knowledge, expertise and experiences and provides coaching to talent.
  • Support the development of roadmaps for the specific manufacturing technology, understanding industry trends, applying experience and mastery, managing intellectual property and partnering collaboratively with business and commercial teams to understand customer needs.
  • Assess and develop complex business case scenarios and technology alternatives including technical leadership for new product and process design to meet business strategy and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Provide expert thought leadership in your field and work with limited direction, using additional research and interpretation to identify issues or problems. You may provide direction to supporting team members and be a strategic contributor.

Position Information

The  hiring manager for this position is Javier Navarro.

Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position. This position is fully remote with a 50% travel.

This role requires a candidate to be located in US, Mexico, Honduras, or Brazil.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (Engineering, Animal Science, Feed Engineering) or equivalent experience
  • Solid experience in dry pet food manufacturing
  • Project or initiative management experience
  • Experience using Continuous Improvement tools
  • Able to travel 50%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual: Spanish/Portuguese and English
  • Solid work experience in Process Engineering on dry pet food manufacturing
  • Experience with FSQR and R&D in pet food manufacturing
  • Experience in multiple domains such as engineering, production, reliability and capital excellence, research and development and operations management
  • Strong business experience and understanding of the animal nutrition
  • Knowledge in end-to-end processes in feed manufacturing or food products
  • Ability to train, develop, and support employees in technical processes, including effective development, coaching, and mentoring of individuals/teams
  • Experience working in virtual environments and working with virtual teams
  • Experience in process automation and developing/harmonizing best practices
  • Experience working with Strategic Vendors and Engineering Service Providers
  • Six Sigma certification
  • Experience in process safety and energy management

“At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law. Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment”.

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