Cargill Automation Engineer in Izegem, Belgium

Automation 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.


Job location(s): Izegem, Belgium


Provide full life-cycle support for PLC and scada systems of the machines in the bottling. From project engineering and design through software development and project/system start-up to support, maintenance and improvement.

As a machine automation engineer for the bottling department you will work in a subteam of 2 internal people ( contractors) and will report to the assistant manager automation & MOM. You will provide full life-cycle support for the process control systems (PLC and scada) in the bottling plant in Izegem: from project engineering and design through software development, commissioning and support.

Major Tasks:


  • Translate user requirements in a functional design and technical concept

  • Implement PLC and scada applications

  • Assist project department when new machines are purchased.

  • Coordinate commissioning of new installations (FAT, SAT) together with project department.

  • Manage scope, budget and planning

  • Update automation documentation (functional analysis, manuals,…)

Plant support

  • Resolve day-to-day automation issues

  • Participate in the rotating on-call support

  • Support production supervision, process improvement engineers and maintenance department in the area of problem analysis and optimization.

  • Apply the necessary software and hardware updates

  • Manage critical spare parts assets


  • Improve work processes and setup standards for process control software and systems in order to increase reliability and efficiency.

  • Participate in European best-practice peer groups.

  • Continuous development of your own knowledge

  • Organize training for end-users and peers.


  • Master degree or Bachelor degree with minimal 3 years’ experience (electrical, information technology, process technology)

  • Problem solving skills

  • Conceptual thinking ability. Can translate customer requirements into technical solutions

  • Strong teamwork and communication skills to manage multiple/concurrent projects

  • Detailed knowledge of manufacturing processes and process control systems on site

  • Very good communication skills on multiple levels (supervision, operators, maintenance, IT)

  • Works independently and responsible without close supervision. Must be able to take full responsibility

  • Knowledge of electrical and instrumentation equipment

  • Basic IT skills (software, database, networking, operating systems, security/IP)

  • Be able to quickly adapt to new technologies

  • Knowledge of Dutch, English. Understanding French and German.

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.

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.

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Job Maintenance and Reliability

Primary Location Belgium-VWV-Izegem

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: IZE00269