Automation AEI Specialist
High River, AB
Automation AEI Specialist-HIG00653

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 160,000 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.


The AEI Specialist has the responsibility to execute and lead Automation strategy deployment at this plant in accordance with the business need and corporate defined best practice standards and guidelines. Work including, but not limited to plc programming, HMI programming, plant network architecture design/troubleshooting, control system design/upgrades and the deployment of automated process tools needed to make manufacturing systems function properly in accordance with the business needs. Provide design expertise in the areas of automation, electrical and instrumentation for projects based on current best practices using approved components and standards. Provide expertise and/or support for internal and external resources during the execution of projects.

Provide troubleshooting expertise in the areas of automation, electrical and instrumentation in support of the plant.
To learn the facility functions (both the processes and the service groups). To continuously gain knowledge and experience in automation, electrical and instrumentation.
Provide programming and configuration expertise to support projects.
Management of troubleshooting tools and documentation.
Participate in Root Cause Analysis efforts and solutions.

This full time position is located in High River; however please expect receiving calls from a 204 area code in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided.


Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada
Cargill requires that employees be a minimum of 18 years old
Must be able to perform physical job duties including bending/stooping, climbing ladders and open/close valves
Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
Must be able to work under special work conditions, such as extreme heat or cold
Ability to work in elevated areas
Must be able to read/write English
High School diploma or equivalent
Basic computer skills
Ability to work overtime
Ability to work holidays, nights, weekends or different shifts
At least 4 years of experience in production related work

Must be able to perform physical job duties including shoveling, pounding with hammer and work in confined spaces
Able to operate heavy equipment
Forklift certified
Prior experience in production related work
Must have an understand continuous and batch process control strategies
Must obtain a working understanding of the plant process
Must be able to configure and program a variety of control systems including DCS, PLC and HMI systems
Knowledge of programming languages
Must be able to update and troubleshoot a range of electrical or instrumentation systems
Ability to read and update electrical schematics
Design and implementation knowledge of plant digital business technologies
Good communications and organizational skills
Work well in a team or individual environment and be a self-starter
Will require working in food processing facility environment
Occasional travel may be required
Knowledge of reliability centered maintenance, planning and scheduling
Automation, Electrical, and / or Instrumentation experience, AB and/or Siemens
Knowledge of predictive technologies (MCE, vibration, infrared, ultrasound, machinery lubrication)
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technical OR Associate’s Technical degree plus minimum 3+ years AEI experience OR minimum 5+ years AEI experience in lieu of degree

Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.

Primary Location:Canada-Alberta-High River