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Cargill Regional Manufacturing Technology Engineer - Natural Resources in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Regional Manufacturing Technology Engineer- Natural Resources position will provide technical leadership in growing, prioritizing, and executing the portfolio of sustainability projects that are needed to achieve the business’s carbon (CO2) emission sustainability goals. With a growing sustainability focus from our customers, this position will develop the technical Life Cycle Analysis process for determining carbon emissions for the various products that come from a complex wet corn mill. Responsibilities will include supporting North and South America locations plants to optimize the performance of existing assets by partnering with the manufacturing excellence team and other functions. In this role, you will work to drive efficient and safe performance of each unit operation including process capabilities, hazard analysis, performance monitoring, technical training and process improvements and support the training and development for the specific manufacturing technology in the specific geography or location. The role will also work with our global technology teams in sharing and executing technology initiatives.

Key Accountabilities

  • Grow a pipeline of energy/CO2 reduction projects and determine which projects provide the best fit for the overall business goals.

  • Assess technical performance of assets to identify gaps and practical improvement solutions.

  • Provide oversight for the implementation of improvement projects, plans, technology, tools and quality standards across sites.

  • Apply work processes as designed within the specific manufacturing technology domain.

  • Provide manufacturing technology expertise to plants, working with local teams, manufacturing technology strategy and governance teams, other subject matter experts, external experts, and technical support to identify and resolve root causes to emerging issues.

  • Responsible for deployment of risk management practices and safeguards within a specific manufacturing technology, understanding safety, process safety, food safety, regulatory and environmental standards, policies, and codes.

  • Act as a resource for plants on current safety standards and enhance the future safety of our facilities.

  • Provide leadership in administering and support the creation of related policies for plants in alignment with manufacturing technology governance.

  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Mechanical or related Engineering field or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum of four years of related work experience

  • Project or initiative management experience

  • Experience in multiple domains such as engineering, production, reliability and capital excellence, research and development and operations management

  • Experience with related manufacturing technology

  • Ability to travel 20%


  • Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

  • Experience with selection and execution of Energy/CO2 reduction projects in an industrial plant setting

  • Knowledge on the energy and mass balance for a wet corn mill and its associated finishing product lines

  • Experience with Life Cycle Analysis work (LCA) and/or willingness to learn and develop a standard across the business

  • Able to provide critical business technical recommendations based off managing a large amount of cross technology data

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

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US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.