Cargill Process Improvement Engineer in Hamburg, Germany

Process Improvement Engineer

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


For our site inHamburg we are seeking to recruit a (m/f) :

Process Improvement Engineer (m/f)

Position purpose

The Process Improvement Engineer is responsible for the improvement of productivity and efficiency of existing and new processes.

In this role you are dedicated to change and innovation and will be leading productivity. You will liaise with internal experts and will be the key contact for determined projects on site. You support the organization in building capabilities and skills in Lean Six Sigma. The scope of work is not restricted to improvement projects in the manufacturing domain but can also extend to Finance, HR, business processes or other functions on site.

Furthermore, the Process Improvement Engineer will be expected to contribute to quality and safety improvements in our facility.

Principal accountabilities

40% Process Optimization, performance improvement, production excellence

  • Drives process improvement (CI)

  • Uses Lean Six Sigma tools and stays up to date regarding this methodology

  • Actively participates into the KPI reporting and KPI performance analysis as well as financial performance improvement and its execution

  • Develops strong business understanding to ultimately identify technology gaps and process improvement opportunities. Addresses business needs by accurately identifying/capturing customer and client requirements

  • Facilitates the implementation, monitoring of auditing control mechanisms, to track performance and provide actionable solutions that contributes to efficiency

  • Supports leadership team in deploying best practices to mitigate risks

30% Support projects

  • Defines technical project objectives

  • Develop various options to achieve project objectives, incl. budget and benefits for each option

  • Prepares the plan for how the project is executed, monitored and controlled based on knowledge of build project management practices, strategies and procedures

  • Works with and manages engineering firms across engineering disciplines

  • Commissioning and start-up support to operations

20% Support daily operation

  • Supports with root cause analysis

  • Analyze data and use statistical tools for trouble shooting

10% Process & Food/Feed Safety

  • Includes safety aspects into process improvement solution

  • Champions and reinforces Cargill’s behavioral based safety process and zero fatalities throughout every phase of projects

  • Proposes and/or deploys appropriate technology solution considering overall safety standards, process safety, environmental constraints

  • Identifies potential safety risks and liability implications involved in specific areas of engineering application and/or leads process safety risk assessments as well as ensures all process safety events are properlyinvestigated/documented/reported


  • University degree in Engineering (Biochemistry, Chemical, Process, Agricultural, Food Science, or Mechanical)

  • Job experience: Minimum 3 years industrial processing experience

  • Knowledge of lean six sigma and statistical tools (like minitab)

  • Motivation and ability to execute projects/tasks in a timely manner, Strong prioritization and time management skills

  • Self-starter; highly motivated and able to work independently

  • Teamwork; ability to work in a multi-cultural and cross-functional team

  • Fast learning and self-development: curiosity to learn

  • Able to proactively identify and resolve problems

  • Strong data analysis capabilities including continuous improvement experience or certifications

  • Computer savvy, Knowledge of basic software programs

  • Fluent in German and English

Our offer:

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast-paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.


Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter as well as reference letters today (Jobnumber HAM00936 ). Please also mention your salary expectation and your earliest availability.

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Job Engineering

Primary Location Germany-HH-Hamburg

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: HAM00936