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ADM Capital Project Applications Specialist- Decatur, IL in Decatur, Illinois

Job Title:

Capital Project Applications Specialist- Decatur, IL


Technical Services

Job Description:

Capital Project Applications Specialist- Decatur, IL

This is an exempt level position.


Position Summary:

Develop new tools, procedures and processes to advance the efficiencies and effectiveness of ADM’s capital project teams.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) process

  • Enter data into the CII database for generating reports

  • Respond to Plant Engineers critical metric questions

  • Develop a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section on the SharePoint site

  • Provide Quarterly Web based training on KPIs

  • Update metric documents as needed

  • Develop KPI dash boards based upon important metric subject areas

  • Develop data base and written reporting to process KPI data points for reporting purposes

  • Develop tools to aid project engineers in their performance of project scheduling

  • Primavera & Microsoft Project

  • Develop project cost estimating tools

  • Set up forms and templates (standard methodology for cost estimates)

  • Assess and develop accounting tools using Maximo and JD Edwards to aid engineers in the performance of their work

  • Simplify project accounting close out process

  • Work with Accounting to simplify depreciation schedules for capital equipment

  • Coordinate with engineering cell group to improve upon technical tools for engineering

  • Lead the team in developing and implementing mechanical specifications for Process Piping standards and open Plant software for Smart P&ID creation

  • Work with Project Cost Accountants to streamline the accounting process for projects at the front end of the process

  • Help establish methodologies for breaking out child AFEs and Purchase Orders at the start of the project

  • Coordinate the development of engineering standards across the company

  • Develop tracking methods and data bases for project execution

  • Costs data base for pipe installation costs etc.

Job requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or minimum 2-year technical degree with equivalent experience required, or minimum of two years prior experience in project accounting, maintenance/reliability, or administrative support to engineering or maintenance teams

  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite, specifically Excel, Word, and Access

  • Supporting Users and Troubleshooting technology (ex: Ipads, GoPro Camera, Windows 10 Tablets, Librestream Camera, etc.)

  • Preferred proficiency in PolicyTech and Maximo modules (Locations/Assets, Work Orders, AFE, Purchasing, Inventory) and Oracle JDE applications

  • Preferred knowledge of software and systems, such as PolicyTech, Maximo, IBM, JDE, MSProject, SQL Query Analyzer, Crystal Reports, Power BI, Tableau or other like query or reporting software

  • Previous experience with data analysis and reporting preferred

  • Work on multiple tasks with little direct supervision in a fast paced environment

  • Must be motivated to gain new knowledge and skills

  • Must have the ability to plan, prioritize and manage tasks

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required

  • Must have strong mathematics and analytical background

  • Shown attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and reporting

  • Must have demonstrated experience working in a team environment with ability to work with various teams throughout the company

  • Minimal work related travel, including plant visits

Relocation assistance is available with this position.

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

ADM requires the successful completion of applicable pre-employment drug screen, medical questionnaire and a background check.




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ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

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