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Engineer Manager - Decatur, IL



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Engineer Manager - Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois


Job Description

Job Description
Engineer Manager - Decatur, IL

Position Summary:
The Engineering Manager plays a key role on the Leadership team for the ADM West Plant Soybean operations in Decatur, IL, and reports to the Plant Manager. The Engineering Manager will lead the site engineering team in day-to-day process problem-solving, project development, project deployment, and technical development of the site’s engineers.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Display a dedication to lead, develop, and support safety and promote a safety culture. Promote continuous process safety improvement, knowledgeable of PSM programs a plus.
  • Collaborate with the Technology Engineering team for the development and execution of process optimization projects.
  • Assist in prioritizing the project portfolio in cooperation with the Technology Engineering team, Department Superintendents, and Maintenance team for the West Plant.
  • Explore, propose, and champion new process technologies and equipment suppliers.
  • Assist plant operations in solving applicable technical problems.
  • Support the location in setting up goals and objectives.
  • Work closely with company subject matter experts on implementing innovative ideas and approaches to plant operation and maintenance.
  • Lead and mentor plant process, production, and project engineers through coaching, mentoring, and conducting training sessions.
Required Skills:
  • Dedication to working safely and to the awareness for the safety of others.
  • Strong knowledge of Soybean or similar Oilseed crush, extraction, and refinery processes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for working with plant engineers and management.
  • Working knowledge of common process drawings and documentation, such as P&IDs and control narratives.
  • Willingness to spend time in plant areas – tolerate extreme temperatures, walk long distances, stand, climb stairs and ladders, and move through close spaces.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team and independently while traveling to remote plant locations.
  • High level of motivation and results-oriented way of working.
  • Experience with project management tools.
Required Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in the field of Engineering, preferably Chemical.
Required Experience:
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in process/project engineering capacity with process optimization experience.
  • Project management of projects in excess of $1.0MM
Desired Experience:
  • Leading candidates will have operations leadership experience in the soybean oilseeds industry.
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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