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Instrumentation and Controls Engineer - Decatur Corn Plant

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Job Title: Instrumentation and Controls Engineer - Decatur Corn Plant
Location: Decatur, IL, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Equipment, Manufacturing and Technical
Career Type: Operations
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve vital needs. Today, 30,000 ADM employees around the globe convert oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. With more than 270 processing plants, 400 crop procurement facilities, and the world's premier crop transportation network, ADM helps connect the harvest to the home in more than 160 countries. For more information about ADM and its products, visit .

Instrumentation and Controls Engineer- Decatur Corn Plant, Decatur IL

This is an exempt level position.

Job Description:

The Instrumentation and Controls Engineer will provide technical support related to process instrumentation and its integration into control systems to various groups within a corn processing facility, including engineering, maintenance, operations, and process optimization teams. Specific responsibilities include the application of instrumentation and controls expertise to new and existing process operations with tasks ranging from standards development, mentorship of plant technicians, adoption of new technology, and the implementation of instrumentation performance reliability programs. The primary purpose of the position is to ensure that process instrumentation systems are designed and maintained at a level adequate for optimal control system performance.

Job Duties:
  • Develop and apply instrumentation related standards and best practices
  • Act as a resource for plant instrumentation technicians through coaching and mentoring
  • Support instrumentation efforts on capital projects including scope definition, sizing and selection, cost assessments, and construction/start-up support
  • Support optimization efforts through the assessment of existing instrumentation and the application of new technology required to optimize control of various processes
  • Establish instrumentation criticality based on plant function and implement appropriate maintenance strategies based on available technology (run to fail, time-based, or condition based maintenance strategies)
  • Support the adoption of Intelligent Device Management through the implementation, maintenance, and daily use of an instrumentation Asset Management System (iAMS)
  • Develop and apply a calibration management program that satisfies regulatory calibration requirements and sustains required performance levels of plant instrumentation
  • Evaluate new instrumentation technology and assess the value it can bring to the facility while supporting the various plant groups with the adoption of this technology
  • Assess existing plant instrumentation installations and make recommendations for improvement or updates based on application and available technology
  • Communicate instrumentation standards, best practices, and opportunities to peers across the division to drive consistent adoption of technology and optimization of process instrumentation systems
Job Requirements:
  • B.S. degree in Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of significant plant manufacturing experience with process instrumentation and control systems
  • Commitment to working safely and to the awareness for the safety of coworkers
  • Knowledge of instrumentation requirements related to process unit operations
  • Experience with a wide variety of process instrumentation including flow, pressure, level, temperature, and analytical
  • Experience sizing and specifying control valves
  • Experience with instrumentation asset management systems
  • Working knowledge of common instrumentation related drawings and documentation, such as P&IDs and electrical schematics
  • Must have strong organization skills, as well as excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Must be able to accomplish results by working independently, in teams, and with others at all levels of the plant organization
Working Conditions:
  • Must be willing and able to work in plant areas (i.e. walk long distances, stand, climb stairs and ladders, lift up to 50 lbs. and move through close spaces) to understand and monitor the process
  • Must be able to respond quickly to changing requirements and be capable of working in hot and cold temperatures
Relocation assistance is available with this position.

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

ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment background check and drug screen.
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Job Post Date: 03/15/19
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