Improvement Engineer (Unit Engineer)

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Job Title: Improvement Engineer (Unit Engineer)
Location: Midland, MI, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Corteva
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Crop Production
Career Type: Manufacturing/Production
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description:


Corteva Agriscience has an exciting and challenging opportunity for an Improvement Engineer (Unit Engineer) for the Herbicides Formulations and Packaging (HF&P) manufacturing facility (489 Building) located in Midland Michigan. 
The Midland HF&P facility produces s a variety of liquid herbicide products for Corteva Agriscience across several portfolios.  There are multiple formulation systems and three packaging lines plus bulk loading capabilities.  The Asset Technology Engineer will gain experience supporting dynamic, customer-facing operation by delivering technology solutions to generate value.

The Improvement Engineer will lead the plant level improvement process by gathering and analyzing data, evaluating improvement opportunities, and implementing improvement projects for the HF&P plant.  This role will ensure plant level improvements align with the business strategic objectives and will close local performance gaps to increase Asset Capability.  As leader of the facility improvement team, the Improvement Engineer will provide support for planning and execution of plant projects (capital, expense, or other support activities as requested by the business).

How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you! 

  • Work with manufacturing teams, engineering personnel, and the Asset Improvement Leader to identify, evaluate and implement capital and non-capital improvement projects.
  • Partner with plant personnel to secure process data for identification of technology gaps, improvement opportunities, and project definitions.
  • Develop initial project scope and cost estimate through gate 6.
  • Obtain stakeholder support and keep stakeholders informed of project/activity status.
  • Provide plant technical expertise to the project team as needed during all phases of a project.
  • Support plant trials and new formulation launches.
  • Study alternatives as warranted to determine initial scope options (outside of gate 6 reviews).
  • Develop and maintain capital project plan.
  • Maintain plant expense/improvement project list.
  • Participate on plant building teams.
  • Use appropriate global work processes, including the Asset Technology Improvement & Innovation Process.
  • Support compliance with Process Safety Standards.
  • Provide engineering knowledge and support for operations.
  • Participate in the on-call rotation for the HF&P plant.


What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering or related science degree required.
  • 3 to 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment highly desired.
  • Process safety management experience is desirable.
  • Small project management experience is a plus.

Let’s peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva! 

Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave
Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more
Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment
And much, much more! 

Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team. Start by applying to this opportunity today!



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Job Post Date: 04/03/22
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