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Process Engineering Manager

Location Mankato, Minnesota | Rochelle, Illinois | Fairmont, Minnesota Date posted 09/20/2022

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world.  We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world.  Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.


CHS, Inc. has an exciting opportunity within our Global Grain and Processing division. The Process Engineering Manager is responsible for management of the process engineering team and engineering activities at our grain processing plant locations. In addition, the process engineering manager will play a key role in leading continuous improvement efforts to drive value for the organization. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. The ideal candidate will be located at one of our grain processing plant locations: Rochelle, IL, Annawan, IL, Fairmont, MN, Hallock, MN, or Mankato, MN.


  • Provide work direction and supervision to resident Process Engineers located in our Global Grain and processing facilities 
  • Ensure capital projects assigned to staff are justified based on business need, improvement or government regulation, while managing project safety, quality, timeline, and budget
  • Coordinate staff work with other functional engineering departments; Project, Process, and Controls Engineering departments
  • Direct staff in facilitating minor changes and additions to PLC and other process control programs
  • Provide supervision of staff as they provide operations with technical analysis, troubleshooting and research. Ensure that staff maintains all plant engineering records and documents any changes or modifications
  • Make recommendations for replacement or modification of existing equipment and systems
  • Supervise staff in the installation of equipment and systems, when needed, in an existing facility where the coordination of process ties in with an operation that must run 24/7 to meet production goals
  • Champion a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies while assuring the timely filing of all required reports and maintain compliance with OSHA and all other applicable government regulations
  • Work extended hours during maintenance shutdowns and project commissioning
  • Collaborate and partner with management and other departments to assure engineering objectives and results are in alignment with the enterprise strategies
  • Champion continuous improvement and Lean initiatives

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Agricultural Engineering or related engineering field 
  • 4+ years of experience in process, project, or plant engineering 
  • Prior leadership experience with progressively advancing level of leadership responsibilities

Additional Qualifications

  • Registered Professional Engineer 
  • Certified Plant Engineer 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Process Safety Management
  • Working knowledge of Federal, State, and Local food and feed safety standards
  • Proficient with MS Office

Physical Requirements

  • Job requires periods on feet including walking, standing, climbing steps, and climbing ladders up to 120 feet
  • Ability to load, unload, and carry materials up to 50 lbs
  • Up to 40% travel will be required with potential for extended periods of time on location

CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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