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Cogeneration Training Coordinator - Decatur, IL



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

Cogeneration Training Coordinator - Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois

Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description

Cogeneration Training Coordinator - Decatur, IL
This is a full-time, exempt position.

Location: B89
Shift: Days

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Cogen Superintendent, this role is responsible coordinating learning and development of operators, assisting in the development of SOP’s and ESLP’s, and best practices in operation of boilers, steam turbines, and auxiliary equipment. The process lead will prepare, develop, manage and coordinate the training of hourly and salaried colleagues, implementing Safe Work and other safety programs. This role will work closely with site and department leaders to assess efficiency, identify continuous improvement opportunity and support process sustainability.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Associates in Business or higher.
  • 5+ years of management and leadership experience
  • Excellent safety record and awareness
  • Previous continuous process experience
  • Powerplant operation experience required
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks
  • Ability to team build
  • Ability to train
  • Ability to delegate and follow-up
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Willingness to assume and learn new responsibilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting skills
DESIRED QUALITIES: Demonstrated ability to produce results, strong people skills, the attitude that accidents are preventable, strong knowledge of area operations, independence, demonstrated leadership ability, self-motivated, action-oriented and operating management experience.
  1. Focus on daily process optimization, employee development, and management-of-change.
  2. Empower employees to develop ideas for operational, efficiency, and safety improvements.
  3. Manage and facilitating Continuous Colleague Development activities throughout the Cogen.
  4. Follows and incorporates all safety, quality and site rules while performing work and crafting training processes.
  5. Read and utilize plant documentation including Process Manuals, Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs), Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Work Permits, etc.
  6. Support the design and development of training materials and assessments along with learning/certification plans.
  7. Deliver learning content for classroom and field training as well as develop others to do the same.
  8. Facilitate written and performance assessments as well as vital remediation plans.
  9. Provide effective feedback and mentoring throughout operator qualification process.
  10. Responsible for the Site’s new hire training and managing the mentoring program.
  11. Analyze surveys, assessments, field audits and key performance impacts to determine training efficiency.
  12. Enhance skills to include adult learning methodologies and deliver one on one coaching and instruction, in the field training, casual small group training, and formal stand up instruction.
  13. Share on-call duties with other cogeneration supervision team members.
  14. Participate in the development of standard operating and emergency procedures for area.
  15. Other duties as assigned.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs from floor to shoulder on an occasional basis
  • No requirement
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to walk 1-3 hours
  • Must be able to sit 1-3 hours
  • Able to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as hot and cold temperatures and a dusty or wet environment & various chemicals safely.
  • Frequent computer work
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

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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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