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Mechanical Engineer

Job Category:  Engineering
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Grandview, MO, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2344

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.


We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join our team at our Grandview, MO site. As our next Mechanical Engineer, you will coordinate and support the site maintenance strategy, equipment reliability and process safety for efficient operations of the site with a focus on systems improvement, operational enhancement and cost reduction.



  • Benchmark predictive maintenance programs and create standardization within Corbion operating companies and consolidate into program performance standards.  Standards include data collection and alarming criteria for at least 5 main predictive maintenance technologies that are now used within Corbion.
  • Identify and solve reliability problems/high maintenance cost systems or equipment.  Includes identifying root causes of failures,  designing new systems to prevent failure reoccurrence, etc.
  • Manage and lead the preventive maintenance program with a goal of minimizing cost of repairs while maintaining the facility at or above design capacity, product quality, and yields.
  • Optimize and integrate existing maintenance and reliability system into Corbion Grandview's  facility operations.
  • Coordinate training of maintenance and operations personnel
  • Assist maintenance efforts including: coordinate the planning, scheduling, and execution of all planned and emergency repairs, manage the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), manage capital and expense projects, coordinate maintenance shutdowns.
  • Manage and coordinate work modifications.
  • Prepare maintenance expense budgets. This  includes  managing and tracking maintenance expenditures and  cost reductions through reliability improvement and capital investment.
  • Implement, execute and promote food safety of our products through the use of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), performance to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), Security Measures, Housekeeping, Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP), all quality, regulatory, environmental, safety and health guidelines and regulations.  These standards are used in all daily activities to ensure the plant's food safety, food quality; safety and food defense program are in compliance. 
  • Interact with multiple customers’ (internal: Operations, external: vendors and strategic partners) to come to a consensus and specific actions for continuous improvement.
  • Provide direction on execution and repair strategies.
  • Lead plant process safety team and coordinate efforts to improve mechanical integrity as it related to process safety.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Maintenance Manager.




  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field
  • Minimum three to five (3-5) years' experience in an engineering role focusing on equipment maintenance in an industrial setting.
  • Knowledge of GMP and HACCP
  • Must be familiar with rotating equipment operation and reliability.
  • Prior AutoCAD experience is a plus



About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2020, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 986.5 million and has a workforce of over 2250 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information: www.corbion.com


Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants.




Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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