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Process Engineer

Process Engineer

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Job Locations 
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
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Operational Excellence (OE)

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Title: Process Engineer

Position Location:  Cedar Rapids, IA


Primary Function

Provide technical support and leadership to the assigned department in meeting safety, quality, production and cost goals. Identify, develop and implement process improvements. Accountable for timely delivery of process engineering deliverables in a cross functional environment.  


Supervision: No direct reports


Key Deliverables:


  • Utilizing lean principles, analyze process conditions and operational activities to propose corrective actions as needed to ensure the process operates in a cost effective and efficient manner.
  • Assist Operations and Maintenance with troubleshooting of processing equipment, and increase process reliability through the use of root cause analysis.
  • Assist in the day to day activities of the operation to produce products of sufficient quality and quantity to meet the projected demands of customers.
  • Incorporate Safety, Health and Environmental compliance requirements into process improvements.
  • Manage assignments in accordance with Ingredion Engineering Standards.
  • Develop, evaluate and seek approval for process modifications and optimization programs to improve the efficiency and capability of plant processes.
  • Implement improvement initiatives in conjunction with Operations and Maintenance.
  • Lead or participate in strategic process initiatives and studies. Assist in the training and coaching of operations personnel in operational techniques and standard operating procedures.
  • Participate on continuous improvement teams made up of peers throughout the Ingredion network.
  • Assist in mentoring of less experienced engineers.


Qualification Requirements:


  • BS degree in Chemical or Mechanical engineering discipline.
  • 5+ years engineering experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.      
  • Ability to communicate across functional lines at all levels.
  • Decision making ability, planning and time management skills.


Desired behaviors & experiences:


  • Strong desire for continued personal development through training and mentoring.
  • Ability to train and coach others to improve performance.
  • Capacity to solve problems through creative, innovative solutions and challenge traditional methods of accomplishing tasks.
  • Ability to build consensus and foster positive relationships.
  • Ability to apply Ingredion’s Safety, Environmental and GMP standards. 


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