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Americas Regional Biochemical Manufacturing Technology Engineer

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Job ID 124284 Date posted 07/07/2021 Location : Wahpeton, North Dakota | Blair, Nebraska | Wayzata, Minnesota | Fort Dodge, Iowa | Eddyville, Iowa

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 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 Americas Regional Biochemical Manufacturing Technology Engineer will provide technical leadership and subject matter expertise in the biochemical manufacturing technology area across the North America and South America sweetener and/or fermentation plants. This role will support the plants and optimize the performance of existing assets by partnering with the manufacturing excellence team and other functions. In this role, you will work to drive efficient and safe performance of each unit operation including process capabilities, hazard analysis, performance monitoring, technical training and process improvements and support the training and development for the specific manufacturing technology in the specific geography or location.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assess technical performance of assets to identify gaps and practical improvement solutions.

  • Provide leadership for the creation, development and implementation of improvement projects, plans, technology, tools and quality standards across sites.

  • Apply work processes as designed within the specific manufacturing technology domain.

  • Provide manufacturing technology expertise to plants, working with local teams, manufacturing technology strategy and governance teams, other subject matter experts, external experts and technical support to identify and resolve root causes to emerging issues.

  • Responsible for deployment of risk management practices and safeguards within a specific manufacturing technology, understanding safety, process safety, food safety, regulatory and environmental standards, policies and codes.

  • Act as a resource for plants on current safety standards and enhance the future safety of our facilities.

  • Provide leadership in administering and support the creation of related policies for plants in alignment with manufacturing technology governance.

  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of four years of related work experience

  • Experience with related manufacturing technology

  • Project or initiative management experience

  • Experience in multiple domains such as engineering, production, reliability and capital excellence, research and development and operations management

  • Ability to travel 25%


  • Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

  • Knowledge of sweetener refining process

  • Experience with sweeteners and/or fermentation

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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