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Biologicals Manufacturing Technology Director

Wayzata, Minnesota

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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.”

Lisa W., Senior Engineering Manager

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

Liam Mccarthy, EMEA, Plant Engineering Manager

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.”

Nattalia Muttoni, LATAM, Continuous Improvement Supervisor

Biologicals Manufacturing Technology Director

Job ID WAY08413 Date posted 01/27/2021

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.


The Biologicals Manufacturing Technology Director provides technical expertise for the design standards, process capabilities, hazard analysis, performance monitoring, technical training and continuous improvements for the scaling  and stabilization of novel biological technology for the business. In this role, you will be responsible for partnering with the business and outside partners to enable strategic growth projects and improve our capabilities by providing process and technology leadership for the organization.


  • Provide technical leadership and expertise to enable new product or process development in the field of probiotics, prebiotics, postbiotics and emerging biological technologies through collaborations with Research and Development (R&D). Translate technology transfer packages into engineering design and specifications to deliver on required capabilities .
  • Lead and provide direction for manufacturing technology resources assigned to projects and processes, including coaching, mentoring and knowledge development.
  • Provide technical leadership on the evaluation of projects during early phases of Front End Loading (FEL), partnering with research and development, engineering, and commercial and business leaders to determine engineering needs.
  • Provide technical oversight for strategic projects both internal to the business as well as sourcing external partners to enable process technology, engineering scale-up, alternatives review, economic analysis and technology scope development using industry leading knowledge of technical process operations and engineering design for a variety of unit operations.
  • Keep abreast of emerging technology trends and developments and incorporate into design requirements.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in chemical, mechanical or biosystems engineering, microbiology, industrial biotechnology, or other related discipline.
  • Six or more years of experience with process development and scale-up  in particular experience in probiotics R&D and manufacturing.
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time


  • Ten or more years of experience in engineering, process engineering, manufacturing technology or operations roles in an industrial environment.
  • Expertise in encapsulation, formulation and manufacturer of biological materials, including probiotics.
  • Ten or more years of experience with process development and scale-up.
  • Ten or more years of fermentation beyond bench scale

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