Manufacturing Technology Engineer

Cargill Meat Solutions

Dayton, OH

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 Manufacturing Technology Engineer is responsible for utilizing and transforming technology into business advantage to assist in the improvement of manufacturing processes and products. In this role, you will collaborate with the commercial and site operations teams to provide direction for process capabilities, performance monitoring, technical training, significant improvements for business processes to achieve the required production volumes of through a semi-works process. You will provide technical expertise to production supervision for improvement and troubleshooting, collaborate with capital excellence for identification of projects and process benchmarking and will work directly with local operation teams to ensure production volumes of corn protein products, primarily Motive, a new to the world aqua feed.

Key Accountabilities
  • Assist the site in monitoring performance and identifying opportunities through analysis of key performance indicators, manufacturing cost reports and stable operations activities to create year on year sustained value.
  • Participate in production planning with commercial teams to convey system capability and transmit demand planning to the operations team for target setting.
  • Participate in process risk assessments, identification of mitigating actions to close gaps identified in risk assessments and provide technical leadership to close gaps.
  • Drive the process of documenting, transferring and training employees on technical knowledge including implementing standards that govern operations of the facility.
  • Provide support for the facility in troubleshooting operations, including participation in root cause analysis and iterative interrogative techniques used to explore the cause and effect relationships underlying a particular problem.
  • Leverage the capabilities of cross functional internal and external resources to define and monitor performance of a manufacturing technology and provide functional leadership, coaching for operators, production management and process engineers that are engaged in the technology.
  • Independently solve moderately complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Information.
  • The business will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.
  • This position is posted internally as well as externally.
  • Relocation assistance will be provided for this position.
  • This position is in Dayton, Ohio.
  • The work schedule is Monday – Friday typically 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM and occasionally might have to work on weekends based on business needs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field OR equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to execute on projects.
  • Minimum of two years of related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Six Sigma certification or credential.
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical software tools.
  • Training or knowledge in statistically supported decision making or data analytics.
  • Cross functional experience in areas such as project engineering, operations supervision, continuous improvement or maintenance and reliability.


Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet