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ADM Technology Engineer- Cedar Rapids, IA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job Title:

Technology Engineer- Cedar Rapids, IA



Job Description:

Technology Engineer- Cedar Rapids, IA

ADM Ethanol

This is an exempt level position

Position Summary:

The Technology Engineer will apply engineering principles to new and existing facilities with tasks ranging from process design to the evaluation/implementation of new technologies. The primary purpose of the position is to ensure plant process systems are designed, built, operated, and maintained at optimal levels.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Display a dedication to lead, develop and support safety and promote a safety culture. Promote continuous process safety improvement.

  • Benchmark the location versus internal and external best available technologies and drive improvements.

  • Manage and prioritize the Wave portfolio in cooperation with the Plant Manager or Focused improvement pillar and/or the Director of Technology, where applicable.

  • Develop and maintain a 5-year project portfolio to include capital budgeting, execution and to strike a balance between NDE and productivity/growth.

  • Collaborate with the appropriate COE’s to ensure alignment of technology.

  • Explore, propose and/or champion new process technologies and equipment suppliers.

  • Work within the Global Technology Center to standardize operations, share standard methodologies and implement new technologies.

  • Assist plant operations in solving applicable technical problems.

  • Support the facility in setting up goals.

  • Work closely with company subject matter experts on the implementation of innovative approaches to plant operation and maintenance.

  • Act as a resource for plant process 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 a variety of process unit operations. Some examples include: extraction, biodiesel, extrusion, evaporation, drying, grinding and centrifugation.

  • Experience with optimization/analytical processes and tools.

  • 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 as well as independently while traveling to remote plant locations.

  • High level of motivation and results-oriented way of working.

  • Some travel with overnight stay required.

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in the fields of Chemistry, Food Processing, Production Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology, or other related field.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with plant process systems.

Desired Experience:

Operations supervision and/or Process/Project Engineer.

Relocation assistance is available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of applicable pre-employment drug screen, medical questionnaire and a background check.


Cedar Rapids


IA - Iowa

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ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

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