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ADM Project Manager- Decatur, IL in Decatur, Illinois

Job Title:

Project Manager- Decatur, IL



Job Description:

Project Manager – Decatur, IL

ADM Capex CoE, Nutrition Specialty Ingredients

This is a full time, exempt position

Position Summary

ADM Capex CoE is seeking a Project Manager to lead the management of capital projects to drive growth and improve operations throughout the Specialty Ingredients division. The Project Manager will oversee the design and implementation of projects as required to meet the needs of the growing Nutrition business. This includes identifying/evaluating project opportunities, requesting authorization for projects, as well as handling a broad range of responsibilities for complex capital projects thru the project phases of Identification, Definition, Design, Execution, and Evaluation. As a member of the Capex CoE team, this colleague will have the opportunity to utilize engineering skills to improve operations including reliability, yields, and cost reductions throughout all the North American Specialty Ingredient locations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure stewardship of viable capital projects from inception to commissioning

  • Effective management of personnel and resources to balance schedules, budgets, and scope/quality of projects

  • Provide oversight of equipment and contractor personnel during the course of projects by working in the field daily

  • Written and verbal communication of project activities and key metrics shall be provided to managers and other partners

  • Develop requests for proposals, equipment sizing, equipment utility lists, detail P&ID’s, and other front end engineering tasks

  • Proactively participate in safety, environmental, quality, and production processes in order to ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures

  • Assist in developing operating procedures and training production personnel on unit operations for start-up

  • Maintain an awareness of industry trends and investigate the means by which projects can be improved, implemented, and managed - this includes gathering lessons learned and developing standard methodologies ensuring compliance with all relevant engineering standards and internal procedures

  • Develop colleagues through training, technical support, and mentoring opportunities.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, or related field

  • Minimum of 7 years of project/process engineering experience, PSM experience a plus

  • Ability to apply engineering proficiencies to practical real world situations

  • Colleague will design processing systems and equipment required for the production of food grade products

  • General knowledge of codes, relevant standards, and materials/metallurgy related to processing equipment

  • Knowledge of industrial chemical and food production plant processes and related systems such as: pressure vessels, reactors, distillation, spray drying, piping, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, controls, dry powder technologies, utilities, packaging, and other unit operations is desired

  • Strong leadership, management, and interpersonal skills are necessary to be a valued colleague in the Capex CoE Group. Interpersonal skills employed include handling conflict, motivating personnel, as well as instructing/training/mentoring less experienced engineers. Effectively interact with multiple employees and managers throughout multiple locations.

  • The candidate must be able to continuously improve utilizing independent judgment to solve problems and have excellent organizational skills in order to effectively handle multiple ongoing tasks.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and manage personnel, budgets, schedules, and other resources.

  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and detailed written are needed to be effective in this position.

  • General knowledge of software systems such as PI, Maximo, Microsoft Office applications (Project, Excel, Word, and SharePoint), and AutoCAD.

Physical Demands:

Employee will work in a plant environment and is expected to initiate work based on general instructions from management. The physical requirements of the job requires ability to climb stairs, lift 50 pounds, prolonged periods of standing and sitting, computer work, working in confined spaces and from heights, bending, kneeling, working adjusted hours, and working as instructed. Timely attendance is a must.

Employees working at the Specialty Ingredient locations are [or may be] exposed to various potential chemical and food allergens due to the nature of our business and the requirements of the job. If there is any reason such exposure would interfere with your ability to perform this role or work at the location, please notify the hiring manager.

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.

About ADM::

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at