Position Purpose & Summary
Cargill is launching a New to the World product Eversweet.To continue to grow our portfolio of Sweetness solutions we are looking for a strong technical leader to join our team.
The Eversweet Manufacturing Technology Engineer is a strong technical leader responsible for utilizing and transforming technology into business advantage within Cargill located in Blair, NE. Specific responsibilities of this position include:
Optimization of current operations in conjunction with the Operations and Manufacturing Excellence teams to generate incremental value
Support and enable the Process Safety Risk Management (PSRM) program
Enable new business opportunities through opportunity identification and technical feasibility analysis
Develop technical capabilities and technical knowledge at the facility
Sustain the base performance and ensure no regression in operations performance
The initial focus for this role will be the successful start-up and operation of the Cargill Eversweet production facility in Blair, NE.
35% Optimize Current and new production Operations:
Lead efforts in identifying value creation opportunities through implementation and use of continuous improvement tools and driving execution through specific initiatives routed through the value generation pipeline at the site. Lead the site in developing tools to monitor performance and identifying opportunities through the development and analysis of key performance indicators, manufacturing cost reports, and stable operations activities to create year on year sustained value.
30% Develop capabilities at the Facility:
Lead the process of documenting, transferring, and training employees on technical knowledge, including implementation of standards that govern operations of the facility. Provide coaching and mentorship from a technical perspective and provide leadership in identifying, developing, and retaining a talent pipeline for technical and operations positions.
15% Enable New Business Opportunities:
Provide technical leadership in identifying and developing scope and business case of projects to capture additional value through new products or services, including identification of new technologies that can be leveraged in conjunction with the Global Manufacturing Technology team. Will also include participation in project justification and gate reviews, preliminary design activities, interaction with the capital effectiveness team in validating the detailed design, and providing technical oversight during installation and start-up activities.
10% Sustain the Base:
Provide support for the facility as needed in troubleshooting operations, including participation in Root Cause Analysis and 5 Why activities where technical support is needed. Lead efforts in auditing the operation against standards on a regular basis and provide feedback to the Global Manufacturing Technology group on additions or modifications needed to standards to continually improve the content. Monitor and lead execution on action items from Key Performance Indicator monitoring to insure peak performance.
10% Support and Enable Process Safety:
Provide technical leadership in the application of the Process Safety Risk Management (PSRM) program, including assembly of Process Safety Information, participation in Process Risk Assessments, identification of mitigating actions to close gaps identified in Risk Assessments, and providing technical leadership to the closure of gaps.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Bachelor (or Graduate) Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Biosystems Engineering or other technical discipline that has a strong foundation in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mass/material balance and process design -or- Bachelors (or Graduate) degree in a Technical Field and minimum 8 years industrial technical experience
Six Sigma Green Belt certification or willingness to complete Green Belt certification by June 2019
Willingness to complete Black Belt certification by June 2022
Demonstrated ability to lead change through influence
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and organize / prioritize to meet business objectives
Demonstrated strong problem solving and analytical skills
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate through written, verbal, and presentation skills to a broad and diverse audience
Demonstrated ability to implement technical solutions and best practices
Demonstrated ability in aligning, deploying, and executing initiatives within a workgroup
Demonstrated ability in leading multi-functional teams across different technologies, sites, or product lines
Demonstrated ability to generate value independent of facility leadership direction
Demonstrated ability to mentor and coach other technical positions such as Manufacturing Technology or Engineering
Demonstrated leadership or participation in at least three continuous improvement, cost savings, or productivity improvement projects utilizing statistical analysis tools
Ability to analyze manufacturing cost performance and identify opportunities across multiple sites or facilities
Ability to understand and integrate technical, operational, and engineering activities
Experience using statistical software tools and statistical analysis to drive technical solutions. Trained in Statistically Supported Decision Making or Data Analytics along with knowledge of advanced statistical software tools such as Minitab
Strong organization and time management skills
Ability to travel up to 15% of the time
Demonstrated experience with industrial scale fermentation
Cross-functional experience in areas such as project engineering, operations supervision, continuous improvement, or maintenance and reliability
Demonstrated experience with assessing process risk and implementation of safeguards
Six Sigma Black Belt qualification
Strong skills in Microsoft Excel and/or databases and competency in process modeling tools
Demonstrated experience in using process data to identify and execute on value generation opportunities
Understanding of process modeling tools and when to apply
Process Safety management experience
Demonstrated competencies in food safety, Root Cause Analysis, Management of Change, and Process Risk Analysis
Demonstrated project management skills and ability to execute on capital projects or demonstrated ability in working as a key member of a project team