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Cargill Engineering R&D is one of Cargill's corporate research groups based in Minneapolis, MN. This is a fast-paced, growing area within Cargill, and impacts the full range of Cargill's operations - from grain and oilseed processing to fermentation and novel food ingredients. Our scope includes projects from conception through process definition and plant start up to optimization of operating facilities for both Cargill and our customers. We have a diverse range of talents in the Engineering Numerical Analysis space with expertise in process simulation, control and data visualization, optimization, computational fluid dynamics, statistics, numerical methods, and more.
Due to a significant increase in demand for the services of our team, we are looking for additional highly skilled engineers who are enthusiastic about tackling non-traditional simulation, control and data analysis projects. This posting targets individuals with a proven track record of accomplishments in an academic or industrial setting in this space, who are willing to work in a collaborative environment where each project is an opportunity to enhance or develop our toolset. We encourage candidates who have used computationally intensive, engineering focused skills to solve practical problems to apply.
You will be taking an active role in the highly respected Engineering Numerical Analysis team, based in Minneapolis, USA. The ideal candidate has good collaboration and communication skills, broad conceptual strength, and is eager to shape the application of numerical techniques in food and ag processes. The ideal candidate is also self-motivated, creative, and able to develop new approaches that address the unique and complex problems that we encounter. You will be challenged to combine fundamental chemical engineering principles and applied mathematics with economic evaluation, uncertainty analysis, and business development. Specific job responsibilities will vary with project assignments but will typically include:
45% - Improving the sustainability of existing manufacturing processes: You will have the opportunity to impact business economic and environmental bottom line by improving plant performance in areas such as yield, capacity, resource utilization, and environmental footprint. You will be exposed to the full range of unit operations that Cargill and our customers operate - from continuous chromatography to liquid-liquid extraction, from biocatalysis to polymerization, from reactive crystallization to three-phase condensation.
45% - Designing new industrial scale processes: You will have the opportunity to participate in multi-disciplinary teams and provide process development for new unit operations, integrated processes and innovative products and services. You will be involved with different business units and functions within Cargill and be exposed to the breadth of Cargill offerings, including new food and feed ingredients, biobased industrial materials and customer solutions.
10% - Developing new tools and capabilities: The majority of our modeling toolset is developed in-house. You will be able to utilize and combine numerical, computational, and engineering skills to improve our existing tools and build new ones to our growing suite.
PhD in Chemical Engineering OR Master's degree in Chemical Engineering with 3+ years industry experience OR Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering with 5+ years industry experience
Previous experience/education with conceptual design and/or optimization of chemical manufacturing processes
Broad understanding of process equipment and component physical properties
Demonstrated facility with applied computing (e.g. Chemical Engineering simulation packages or programming languages such as Fortran, Visual Basic or C)
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work effectively in a diverse team and communicate with both technical and non-technical people
Willingness to travel up to 15%
Project experience based on Process Simulation, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Process Control, or Applied Statistics
Experience in process development, design and engineering
Experience in optimization
Experience with fermentation / biochemistry / reaction chemistry
Experience with thermodynamics and the development of physical properties correlations
Experience working in multidisciplinary teams
Demonstrated initiative and business/project management skills
Exposure to manufacturing processes, particularly in the agrifood environment
Fluency in a second language
Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.
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