Agrium Inc

Plant Engineer

4 months ago
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Engineering, Technical Services & Regulatory
Eligible for Relocation

Job Description

Plant Engineer


If you live safety always and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.


Cultivating Excellence is Crop Production Service's culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is about achieving s

uperior results with integrity together while connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.


While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to lead your own engagement.  It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never envisioned while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.


Who You Will Work With


You will work daily beside teams of people who care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.


Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential.  You will find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working side by side in an inclusive culture.


Loveland Products Inc., a division of CPS, offers a complete line of high performance crop input products including seed treatment, plant performance, nutritionals, adjuvant and crop protection products. Loveland Products brings new, unique chemistries to the marketplace to provide innovative solutions to problems across the agricultural and professional non-crop industries.

Plant Information:


Located in Billings, MT, this Loveland Products, Inc. (LPI) plant has undergone over $15 million in upgrades and expansions in the last 4 years.  The plant formulates, packages and distributes more than 10 million gallons of liquid herbicide products annually.


The plant has separate manufacturing facilities, bulk storage, packaging lines, warehouses, and maintenance units.  The QC lab is current and has excellent analytical equipment.  The facility has  rail spurs for efficient unloading of raw materials and loading of finished product.  The site has multiple loading docks for receiving and shipping via truck.  The plant also has off-site management responsibilities for a near-by Crop Production Services (CPS) staging warehouse.



Position Summary:


As a member of the Maintenance & Engineering team, this position focuses on evaluating equipment and developing improved process controls for manufacturing liquid nutrients and related products.  The position works with all plant disciplines to continuously improve safety, reliability, efficiency and costs.  Daily work will include active engagement in site safety performance, environmental stewardship, waste minimization, and new product development.  


The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in engineering leadership as well as the ability to develop standard engineering practices and provide detailed documentation upon work completion.  This person will be site technical lead and provide project management activities, as required.



Key Tasks:

  • Work closely with all disciplines, troubleshooting problems, to ensure plant processes are aligned to provide maximum output levels and efficiencies.
  • Continuously evaluate equipment, process operations and controls to ensure personnel safety, environmental stewardship and regulatory compliance.
  • Optimize production by conducting tests, monitoring performances, and compiling de-bottleneck studies to identify cost saving opportunities.
  • Design plant and equipment configurations to be readily adapted to suit the product ranges and the process technologies involved, taking safety, environmental and economic aspects into account.
  • Provide control system designs, specifications, programming, system testing, and start-up assistance, as required.
  • Maintain engineering records including creating and modifying Process & Instrumentation Diagrams, Process Flow Diagrams, and supporting development of operations and maintenance standard operating procedures.
  • Install and commission new equipment, including monitoring developments and troubleshooting as well as managing contractors and documenting process changes and additions.
  • Support new product development from trial through to commercialization and improving production lines.
  • Keep abreast of current engineering trends, practices, developments, and regulatory changes, which could impact processes and products.
  • Complete special projects as needed and any other tasks assigned to support business continuity and growth.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering preferred.
  • 2+ years chemical manufacturing experience required
  • Ability to work in a Safety First, drug free workplace.  If you can't pass a drug screen and random tests, don't bother to apply.
  • Logic and programming with any of the following PLCs: Allen Bradley, Modicon, GE Fanuc, Siemens, Automation Direct, Mitsubishi, Omron, Aromat or Toshiba is highly desired.
  • Experience with 2D CAD programs such as AutoCAD or Solid Works is desired.
  • A specific background or knowledge chemical processing.
  • Strong analytical skills, skilled in application of statistics and data analysis.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Works well independently and in a team context with excellent time management and organization skills.

Why Crop Production Services?


Winning together; our culture coupled with great people, who deliver results with integrity, is what sets Crop Production Services apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Crop Production Services an award winning company. We are listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.


Crop Production Services, an Agrium company, is committed to building an inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans. Additionally, our Employee Resource Groups – the Women's Inclusion Network and the Young Professionals Network, create awareness and opportunity for constructive action and dialogue.


Those passionate about this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly at  While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only applicants under consideration will be contacted.




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