Production Engineer - Decatur Corn Plant, Decatur, IL
This is an exempt level position.
Responsible for supervising and leading the day-to-day operations of the department and supporting Performance Excellence activities and several administrative functions for the department. This position is also responsible for process improvements for production in all facets of operation through direct contributions of project development from conception though start-up. The role assists in leading day to day operations, tracking and understanding department costs, yields, quality, process performance and mentoring less experienced colleagues and engineers. A Production Engineer will indirectly lead 10 to 30 hourly colleagues and support the department Superintendent in areas of daily and weekly scheduling, coordination of training, as well as updating standard operating procedures. This position may work with contractor management for the completion of projects within the department.
Essential Job Functions:
Oversight of specific processes that may include projects. Project management may require, purchasing of materials and supplies, equipment installation, budget tracking, employee training, and startup of projects
Lead plant operations to maintain personnel and process safety
Recommendations for improvements to company facilities, equipment, and safety programs
Interacts directly with shift supervision to produce desired operational results and employee development
Conducts daily review of paperwork (i.e. operational & Shift Supervisor, quality reports and Production Review).
Supports Quality and the Food Safety Management System and possibly as member of that team.
Serves as a primary contact for operational, production, and maintenance planning, giving guidance priorities
Assist in daily operations including shift coverage as needed
Project design, development and management that are specific to the operations
Process and cost tracking
Participates in employee performance management (i.e., mentorship and discipline)
Provide feedback, mentorship and support to operators and engineers to achieve short term and long-term department performance through use of KPI's, continuous improvement, and Performance Excellence concepts
B.S. in Engineering preferred or equivalent experience
5-10 years of plant operations experience preferred
2 - 3 years in direct supervision of people; supervisors experience in a Union environment a plus
5 - 8 years' experience in direct supervisory position preferred
Project management experience / background is helpful.
Concern for Quality
Strong Dedication to Safety
Demonstrated problem solving skills
Good written and verbal commutation skills
Ability to lead personnel and work closely with Corporate departments
Ability to look beyond the task at hand, to anticipate challenges and develop options to overcome them
Archer Daniels Midland Company