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Process Engineer

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Job Title: Process Engineer
Location: Grinnell, IA, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Bayer
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Process Engineer


The primary responsibilities of this role, Process Engineer are to:

Pilot Plant Operation:

    Work closely with St. Louis team to plan and execute seed treatment protocols;
    Ensure inventories of all raw materials (actives, inerts and seeds) are adequately maintained
    Keep up to date in operation of all equipment in the pilot plant;
    Ensure compliance with all policies of the plant in terms of safety, waste disposal and permits (USDA, EPA, DOL, OHA, etc.);
    Support compliance with Global Stewardship and Corporate Quality Management Procedures;

Protocol Execution:

    Develop test protocols or provide feedback on protocols developed by St. Louis team;
    Working with Operations Lead, execute protocol, make and record observations, verify data and sample collection;
    Arrange for timely submission of samples for analytical work;
    Receive results. Complete data analysis/interpretation and prepare reports for communication to larger team;
    Identify any issues with all aspects of the seed treatment process (seed quality, mixing, materials handling, storage and application, formulation build-up, cleanability, environmental effects, etc.) and product quality (flowability, dryness, appearance, etc.);
    Share knowledge of treatment operations across plants to support introduction of new treatments/processes/equipment. Identify and help implement operational improvements and best practices and participate in related networks for cross sharing;

Record Keeping:

    Work with Operations Lead to create, organize and store batch records for all tests and trial runs;

Packaging/Disposal of Treated Seeds:

    Work closely with Operations Lead and the plant personnel to get seed packaged or discarded based on the protocol directions.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

    Bachelors Degree in Engineering (ChemE, ME or EE) or Chemistry
    Mechanical abilities (able to operate and troubleshoot equipment);
    Strong organization skills and ability to work on multiple projects at the same time;
    Aptitude for testing new ideas and explore new opportunities;
    Experience with Windows Operating Systems;
    Skilled in the use of Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
    Willing to travel up to 25% to other plant locations to seek/identify process improvement opportunities;

Preferred Qualifications:

    1 or more years of experience.
Domestic Relocation may be provided for this role.



Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans
Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


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Job Post Date: 04/24/19
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