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Process Engineer Returnship (On-site - Decatur, IL)



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

Process Engineer Returnship (On-site - Decatur, IL)


IL - Illinois


Job Description

Process Engineer Returnship (On-site - Decatur, IL)

The Process Engineer is responsible for providing engineering support for a production department, in all facets of operation through direct contributions of project development from conception though start-up. You will apply engineering principles to new and existing facilities with tasks ranging from process design to the evaluation and implementation of new technologies. The facility processes corn into value added products and includes approximately 650 ADM and contractor colleagues.

Have you taken a career break and had your resume rejected because of a gap in your work history? ADM is offering a 12 week paid returnship from September 2024 – December 2024 for experienced professionals ready to return to the workforce.

If you have taken a break of at least one year for the following reasons, we welcome you to apply:

  • Starting or raising a family
  • Military Service / military spouse
  • Community service / volunteer work
  • Caring for a family member

What You’ll Do:
  • Oversight of specific processes that may include projects. Project management may require, purchasing of materials and supplies, equipment installation, budget tracking, employee training, and start- up of projects
  • Assist in day-to-day operations including shift coverage as needed
  • Lead plant operations to maintain personnel and process safety
  • Recommendations for improvements to company facilities, equipment, and safety programs
  • Interacts directly with shift supervision to produce desired operational results and employee development
  • Project design, development and management that are specific to the operations of the department
  • Process and cost tracking
  • Training and mentoring other colleagues
What We’re Looking For:
  • Strong commitment to safety
  • Concern for quality
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills
  • Good written and verbal commutation skills
  • Ability to manage personnel and work closely with corporate departments
  • Ability to look beyond the task at hand, to anticipate challenges and develop options to overcome them
  • Knowledge of a variety of process unit operations

  • B.S. in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, or Ag Preferred)
  • 1 to 3 years of plant operations experience
  • A project management background is preferred
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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