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Power Platform Specialist



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Power Platform Specialist


IL - Illinois

Information Technology

Job Description

Microsoft Power Platform Specialist and Programmer - Decatur, IL
This is a full-time, exempt position.

About the Group
The Power Platform Specialist position is an entry level, salary exempt position in the Manufacturing Analytics and Transformation (MA&T) team. The MA&T team is part of the larger Performance Excellence and Continuous Improvement organization. We help manufacturing facilities make better decisions with data.

Team’s Vision:
Enable and empower ADM to continuously unlock value through data-driven and transformational solutions.

Team’s Purpose:
Make better decisions with data.

The Specialist will be responsible for developing, upgrading, and maintaining various solutions under the Microsoft Power Platform umbrella to gather & visualize data that improves manufacturing process efficacy in colleague safety, product quality, environmental impact, process reliability, and profitability. Successful candidates in this role will have a passion to deliver real improvements through technology.


  • Design, create, and maintain solutions built in or leveraging the power platform suite of tools from Microsoft or on other platforms. This will include:

    • Support and improve solutions already created by our team and others,

    • Implement new ways to work more productively as a team and a company

    • Work with others to determine the best way to deliver ideas and initiatives, including whether they should be hosted on the power platform suite, in ReactJS, or on other platforms

    • Design and create new solutions when appropriate.

    • Installation and configuration of data gateways and manage data pipelines and ETLs

  • Support the team’s CICD pipelines in GitLab and Azure DevOps

  • Support other scripts and programs developed or maintained by the team.

  • Utilize and improve best practices

  • Collaborate with various teams in Performance Excellence, plant management, Automation & Technology for meaningful understanding and feedback of customer needs. Utilize this understanding and feedback to develop useful tools and actionable visualizations for the customer.

  • Utilize problem-solving skills to understand process pain points and troubleshoot as challenges arise.

  • Develop and manage skills in Power Apps, Power Automate, Dataverse, PowerBI, and upcoming Power Platform tools from Microsoft

  • Coach and support other colleagues related to technologies or programs mentioned on this description.


  • Have an Associates or Bachelors degree

  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 Products, including:

    • Sharepoint

    • Power Apps

    • Power Automate/Flow

    • Dataverse

    • PowerBI

  • Experience with programming or scripting languages, preferably including the following:

    • HTML

    • JavaScript

    • Python

    • PowerShell

    • React

    • ReactJS

    • R

    • Shiny for R or Python

    • Git

    • GitLab

    • Azure DevOps pipelines

  • Able to communicate with all levels of the organization. This position will need to communicate with all levels of the organization, from technical conversations about how solutions work to high level customer-centered descriptions for potential users and managers.

  • Able to manage a large list of priorities, working on the highest priority items while keeping all stakeholders informed.

  • Demonstrated success working individually on projects as well as part of a team

  • Ability to understand customer needs and create meaningful visualizations

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for working with all parts of the company such as operators, engineers, and commercial personnel.

  • Understanding of Agile Project Management with project management experience preferred.

  • Experience consolidating SharePoint and disparate systems using Power Platform

  • Ability to create business process and custom connectors with Power Automate.

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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