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Mechanical Engineer

Apply Later Req ID 01VEH Date posted 12/19/2018
Our mission, “Bayer: Science or A Better Life,” guides our endeavors to address some of today’s most pressing global challenges in health and nutrition through better medicines and a sufficient quantity of high-quality food for a steadily growing and aging population. Achieving this vision requires inspiration, innovation, and a passion for applying state-of-the-art technology to revolutionize agriculture. We are seeking a Mechanical Engineer with these core strengths to support our seed production facility in Lubbock, Texas.
The role will be site based and provide ongoing support to the Lubbock cotton seed production facility including providing on-site mechanical engineering expertise to ensure the site is able to meet business objectives. This role has the opportunity to work with a broad team, cutting edge equipment and state-of-the-art facilities to truly make an impact.
The role will maintain a strong relationship with the Regional Process Engineer, site Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer, Site Leadership Team, ESH Specialists, Regional Automation Engineer and other site personnel. The successful candidate will need to be able to adapt quickly to changes in our business, courageously face new challenges and leverage the talents, skills and resources of other team members.
  • Lead facility development and maintenance of mechanical design needs
  • Ability to effectively implement a project to completion including testing & design
  • Support plant operations by resolving production and downtime issues and ensuring the site is capable of meeting monthly, quarterly, and yearly business objectives.
  • Actively partner with the site maintenance team to plan on-going & yearly maintenance activities
  • Partner with the Site Lead to develop the site’s capital plan, identify potential projects for inclusion in the plan
  • Ability to be the site manufacturing representative on large and small capital project teams as needed
  • Effectively manage mechanical equipment specifications, piping specifications, purchase requisitions, approve vendor drawings, and development of construction bid packages as needed
  • Lead and/or participate in other initiatives as needed
Qualifications – Required Skills/ Experience
  • M.S. or B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Agricultural Engineering
  • Highly motivated with a results-oriented approach
  • Capability to clearly present information and influence or persuade others through oral or written communications
  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Capable of working with minimal supervision
  • Ability to be on call for off-hour site support needs
  • Good working knowledge of operations research, statistics and data analysis
  • 10% travel
Qualifications – Desired Skills/Experience
  • Experience in a manufacturing, engineering and/or technical environment
  • Broad knowledge of mechanical codes & general industry standards
  • Experience with project design, package development, implementation & checkout
  • Knowledge of process improvement principles such as Lean and Six Sigma
  • Experience with agriculture and seed manufacturing
  • Experience working in and/or leading in a matrix environment
  • Knowledge of multi-crop seed production practices desired
  • Computer proficiencies including process modeling software, CAD, SAP
  • Knowledge of Process Control Systems a plus
Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto’s leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer’s leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We’re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet.
While we are now Bayer, we will continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career platforms. We invite you to explore the career opportunities available at the combined company by visiting


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