Pilot Plant Sr Process Engineer
Grinnell, IA 
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Job Description


The primary responsibilities of this role, Pilot Plant Sr Process Engineer, are to:

  • Stay knowledgeable on all processing equipment in the pilot plant and train other employees;
  • Support compliance with Global Stewardship and Corporate Quality Management Procedures;
  • Document all changes within the safety and quality program using the appropriate MOC process;
  • Provide guidance to entry level engineers in developing the test protocols to meet objectives of test;
  • Facilitate communication and receive feedback from stakeholders to ensure broad alignment of objectives;
  • Analyze and interpret results of experimental work using advance statistical tools such as Minitab and Spot Fire;
  • Prepare detailed reports for archiving and records;
  • Summarize results to present conclusions and recommendations to NA Manufacturing Leadership and technical teams for critical implementation and commercialization decisions;
  • Make decisions and manage digital transformation and the process for automated collection of data for process analysis and troubleshooting;
  • Be a seed treatment expert in all aspects of the seed treatment process such as the chemistry as well as application;
  • Independently troubleshoot and provide resolution to issues related to seed treatment products, processes and equipment to enable successful implementation in full-scale production through robust pilot plant scaleup experimentation;
  • Responsible for identifying continuous improvement opportunities and innovative solutions to seed treatment problems;
  • Responsible for recording notes and data from test runs in appropriate database;
  • Compile and maintain observations, data, and quantitative testing results in data base as a resource for seed treatment applications by detailed documentation such as, Word, Excel, Power Point, Teams, OneNote, Spotfire, and Electronic Notebook;
  • Share knowledge of treatment operations across plants to support introduction of new treatments, processes and equipment;
  • Be able to run and maintain all lab testing equipment to generate quality data used for decision making;
  • Make decisions and lead capital projects under $1 million;
  • Develop design package including drawings, vendor data and specifications to provide project estimates;
  • Support and lead project commissioning and checkout;
  • Own all NA row crops master treatment application recipes and manage any change request through the seed treatment application recipe change checklist.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE (Leadership Integrity Flexibility Efficiency) valuesMore specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science or Master of Science in Engineering such as, ChemE, ME or EE;
  • At least seven years of engineering experience or equivalent;
  • At least four years' experience with large scale process equipment;
  • Mechanical abilities;
  • Able to design and troubleshoot equipment;
  • Strong organization skills and ability to work on multiple projects at the same time;
  • Aptitude for testing new ideas and explore new opportunities
  • Deliver and lead efficient engineering designs;
  • Experience with Windows Operating Systems and CAD;
  • Skilled in the use of Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and presentation skills;
  • Experience to influence groups of stakeholders to move projects to next step;
  • Ability to work independently with limited guidance as well as lead cross functional teams;
  • Willing to travel up to 25% of time to other plant locations to support NA seed treatment chemical launches and troubleshoot process problems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with seed manufacturing processes and specifically seed treatment.



Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7+ years
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