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Global Technology Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, IT, Other Engineering
Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Global Process Technology Manager - Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois

Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description

Process Technology Manager, Health and Wellness- Various Locations
This is an exempt level position.

Position Summary:
The Health and Wellness Process Technology Manager will be part of a fast-paced, high-growth platform within the Process Technology team at ADM. The Technology Manager will have responsibility to ensure maximum value is obtained by driving continuous improvement and efficient operations, supporting growth opportunities and managing capital spend. We are looking for an experienced leader who can guide a team of technology engineers and act as a technical expert in support of a variety ADM facilities on 3 different continents.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Use process knowledge to guide technology and process engineers in the optimization of unit operations and achievement of production targets.
  • Collaborate with Research, BU leaders and Operations on project prioritization and lead the transfer of new products/processes from Research to Operations.
  • Provide leadership and support for capital projects associated with NDE, cost savings and growth including the front-end loading (FEL) process.
  • Work with the process technology engineers, Operations, BU to develop and manage both the yearly and long term capital budgets.
  • Act as a resource for H&W plant operations leaders and plant personnel with the diagnosis of operational difficulties and provide recommendations for corrective action.
  • Conduct optimization assessments to identify and address existing controls issues, propose solutions to complex technical problems, and recommend process improvements.
  • Support M&A diligence in support of growth opportunities for ADM.
  • Implement and track performance metrics to maintain or improve the efficiency of advanced process control and optimization applications.
  • Drive cultural change within a plant to ensure that plant processes are able to operate at optimum levels consistently over time.
Required Skills:
  • Dedication to working safely and to the awareness for the safety of others.
  • Deep understanding of a variety of process unit operations.
  • Optimization and analytical processes and tools experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for working with plant personnel and management.
  • Working knowledge of common process drawings and documentation.
  • Willingness to spend time in plant areas – tolerate extreme temperatures, walk long distances, stand, climb stairs and ladders and move through close spaces.
  • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team as well as independently while traveling to remote plant locations.
Required Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in the fields of Chemistry, Food Processing, Production Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology, or other related field.
Required Experience:
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience with plant process systems.
Desired Experience:
  • Operations supervision.
  • 5+ years' experience in Process/Project engineering.
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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