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Power Process Engineer - Decatur, IL



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, April 5, 2024

Power Process Engineer – Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois


Job Description

Power Process Engineer – Industrial Thermal Systems - Decatur, IL

Position Summary:

The Power Process Engineer is a member of the North America Engineering and Technology Center based at ADM’s Decatur, Illinois Ag-Processing Complex.

The Engineering & Technology team is a group of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who lead and enable excellence in the ADM manufacturing system. As a member of this team, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of stakeholders and other SMEs across the organization. Specifically in the utilities area, you will work to develop and apply utility improvement strategies and technology across all campus functions, with a primary focus being ADM’s utility scale cogeneration facility.

This position will use technical, strategic, and organizational expertise to assist a multi-disciplined team of professionals in the management of critical mechanical utility assets through all aspects of equipment life. This work will help to ensure safety, reliability and efficiency of existing systems while providing technical and strategic assistance in modernization and strategic improvements.

As a recognized leader in your field, collaboration will be necessary at the local, regional, and global levels to assist and align with other manufacturing locations to ensure continuity and consistency of service.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Lead and support ADM safety policies
  • Lead in utility technology, strategy and coordination
  • Provide engineering leadership to resolve complex problems
  • Support and drive progress on ADM’s Sustainability and Conservation Goals.
  • Perform as Utilities SME as part of a capital project development and design review team
  • Generate equipment specification
  • Research and promote modern technologies that improve efficiency and increase optimization
  • Evaluate system/equipment failures and collaborate to determine root cause
  • Perform field work facilitating and directing internal company and contracted personnel
  • Coordinate and collaborate with multiple disciplines and various levels of management
  • Provide technical support and training to others when necessary
  • Provide update and documentation for FEL (Front End Loading) process and SOP/Guidelines
  • Will routinely work around boiler systems with elevated temperatures and pressures
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in an engineering discipline: Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical Engineering
  • Strong safety knowledge and understanding of Cogen/Boiler house and utility operations
  • Ability to explain and drive compliance with SOP’s and safe work practices
  • Ability to explain and drive compliance with all jurisdictional code requirements
  • Ability to recognize, assess, and provide opportunities for energy efficiency and optimization
  • Full understanding of the principles of operation of water treatment, combustion, electrical generation and distribution, cooling tower and compressed air
  • Ability to interpret flow diagrams and P&ID (Piping and Instrumentation Diagram)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in ADM PE, FEL, and WAVE systems
  • Personally committed to working safely and maintaining a safe working environment
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and positive interpersonal skills
  • Well-developed independent judgment and problem solving
  • Work effectively as part of a team or independently
  • Excellent organizational skills, able to effectively handle multiple ongoing tasks
  • Continuous process improvement mindset driving best practices and reliability
  • Task oriented and self-motivated, able to function without direct supervision
Critical Abilities:
  • Physical ability to work in an industrial setting. These settings will at times expose the employee to extreme temperatures, require walking, standing, and the climbing of stairs and ladders to perform tasks and inspections. This setting will require the wearing of personal protective equipment as well as the movement through constricted or restricted spaces
  • Perform overnight travel from time. ( <10% )

Excited about this role but don’t meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don’t check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.

ADM requires the successful completion of a background check.


Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we support your diverse needs with a comprehensive total rewards package to enhance your well-being, including:

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).
  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.
  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).
Additional benefits include:
  • Paid time off including paid holidays.
  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.
*Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.


Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM.

About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.


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