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Production Engineer


Decatur, IL

Employer:  Primient
Category:  Engineering
Job Type:  Full Time


Production Engineer

Decatur, IL

Ready for a fast-track start to your engineering career? Join a market a leader in ingredient manufacturing that is investing in its people, plants and technologies.


Established yet entrepreneurial: Primient is an industry leader with proven products, six manufacturing plants, 1500+ employees and deep roots in corn wet milling. Yet we're also a brand-new company that is ready to drive change and create impact.

Inspired by a meaningful purpose: we use renewable sources to produce plant-based ingredients for some of the world's best-known brands. It feels good to produce safe, high-quality, sustainable products - that go into everything from sodas to hand cream and cardboard to clothing.

Poised for a new era of success: we're investing in our plants to unlock our huge potential in the industrial and food sectors. Our Engineers will be key to leading impactful projects and programs that help us shape the technical future of our business - guided by our values of Safety, Excellence, Integrity, and Growth.


Our Production Engineer role is the perfect career launch pad for engineers looking to apply and build their experience. We provide an accelerated learning journey in manufacturing and chemical engineering. You get responsibility right away and the opportunity to make your mark through exposure to a wide range of processes and technologies.

Because we operate a collaborative, team approach, you'll be surrounded by expert colleagues, always ready to share their expertise and mentorship. Before long, you'll be working on your own ideas - taking process ownership and leading on projects. You'll also join our structured development program: the Engineering Ladder. As your skills grow, you will progress into more responsible, impactful roles.

Production Engineer > Staff Process Engineer > Process Engineer > Senior Engineer> Leadership

Key responsibilities: Production Engineer
  • Ensure products meet our quality, cost, and efficiency requirements.
  • Monitor day to day production results.
  • Design, develop, and implement continuous process improvements.
  • Assist with process troubleshooting and developing corrective action plans.
  • Contribute to the design of moderately complex projects and/or handle elements of major projects.


We're looking for engineers who are keen to learn fast in an environment of excellence. You will need:
  • BSc in Chemical Engineering or any related engineering field.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of basic chemical unit operations.
  • Any relevant internships, placements or work experience are useful but certainly not essential - we can quickly skill you up in chemical processes and production.


Rewards & benefits
Competitive salary with performance linked enhancements / 401 K matching and non-contingent matching plans / Healthcare / Medical insurance

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

We are passionate believers in the power of difference. We strive to represent the communities in which we operate and to provide an inclusive, welcoming environment for all. We want Primient to be a place where every employee feels they belong and knows they are seen, heard, valued and safe to speak up. Our aspiration is to unlock the full potential in diverse perspectives, while offering everyone an equal chance to grow, thrive and progress.

Primient is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of an inclusive workforce.

California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA")

The Company is committed to complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA") and all data privacy and laws in the jurisdictions in which it recruits and hires employees. We collect the following categories of personal information for the purpose of hiring the best qualified applicants and to comply with applicable employment laws: Name and contact information; Job preference and work availability; Social Security Number and/or other identification information; Education and qualifications; Employment history and experience; Military service; Reference and background check information, including relevant criminal history and credit history; Social media information; Pre-employment test results; Post-offer medical examination information and results, including drug test results; Voluntary self-disclosure information regarding minority, veteran, and disability status; and Information provided by you during the hiring process.
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