Ethanol Plant Engineer at The Andersons Inc in Colwich, Kansas

Posted in General Business 11 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





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The Andersons, Inc. - Colwich, KS

The Andersons and ICM, Inc. have partnered together to create ELEMENT, LLC, a joint venture that is constructing a 70 million gallon-per-year bio-refinery in Colwich, Kansas. The combination of ICM's next-generation technologies and The Andersons' merchandising, risk management and logistics expertise has the potential to produce high efficiency, low carbon intensity ethanol.

The plant is designed to be the most efficient dry mill ethanol plant in the United States. The features that will differentiate this plant from all others in the industry include:


  • Waste wood heat and power generation

  • High protein distillers dried grains (DDGs)

  • Industry-leading cellulosic ethanol production using corn kernel fiber feedstock and advanced corn oil production

We are seeking an engineer to join our team.

Position Overview

The Plant Engineer is responsible for working closely with the management team at assigned location(s) to maximize efficiencies of plant operations and implement process improvement projects. The Plant Engineer troubleshoots and identifies process needs to maintain production levels and ensures compliance with environmental and health and safety needs of team members.

Key Responsibilities


  • Identify, scope, and lead projects at assigned location(s) that are designed to maximize efficiencies and minimize downtime of plant operations.

  • Write and coordinate procedures, present capital request justifications and create strategic plan initiatives.

  • Complete data analysis and identify optimization needs. Assist or lead in the development of detailed project scopes based upon project objectives. Develop reasonable and cost-effective cost estimates, as well as develop appropriate project schedules.

  • Develop and maintain an appropriate level of knowledge of the applicable codes and regulations.

  • Serve as a resource to management, supervisors and maintenance staff.

  • Assist in operational/troubleshooting issues.

  • Seek out continuous improvement opportunities and provide recommendations to management. When appropriate, lead continuous improvement efforts.  

What is expected of you and others at this level


  • Intermediate knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher level knowledge and skills.

  • Solves a range of straightforward problems

  • Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures

  • Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction

Minimum Qualifications & Skills


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering required

  • 2-5 years' relevant experience required

W orking Conditions:

Work is performed in a 24x7 Ethanol production facility. This position involves frequent exposure to adverse weather conditions, dirt, dust fumes, noise, heights, and intermittent lifting of heavy objects. Must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. It does not include all responsibilities and skills required of the job and may be changed at any time. All responsibilities must be completed in compliance with all safety protocols, policies, procedures and consistent with the spirit and philosophy of The Andersons' Statement of Principles.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Also, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. The Andersons, Inc. is a Drug-Free Workplace. The Andersons, Inc. is an EO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

Note: The Andersons, Inc. conducts drug, alcohol and/or medical testing of applicants and employees based on type of position. A copy of our testing policy is available by contacting the HR Department at talentacquisition@andersonsinc.com .

We do not accept resumes from headhunters, placement agencies, or other suppliers that have not signed a formal agreement with us.

PHISHING SCAM WARNING:   The Andersons is among several companies recently made aware of a phishing scam involving con artists posing as hiring managers recruiting via email, text and social media. The imposters are creating misleading email accounts, conducting remote "interviews," and making fake job offers in order to collect personal and financial information from unsuspecting individuals. Please note that The Andersons only uses company email addresses, which contain "@andersonsinc.com", to communicate with candidates via email. The company also uses secure tools on our website to receive data from applicants and would never ask them to submit their personal banking information to apply for an open job.  If you are contacted by someone about an open job at The Andersons, please verify the domain of the sender's email address and that they are asking you to apply on this website. If you believe you've been a victim of a phishing scam, please reference this webpage for guidance on your reporting options https://www.dhs.gov/be-cyber-smart/report-incident