Senior Application Engineer

Location US-IA-Des Moines
Posted Date 2 months ago(9/22/2022 5:15 PM)
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# Positions
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Regular Full-Time


Join the Kemin team as a Field Service Engineer! At Kemin we provide custom equipment solutions and training through a dedicated Kemin Applications Solutions Team. In this role, you will provide support for selecting, calibrating and installing application equipment at pet food and rendering facilities. This person will develop, analyze, implement, monitor and maintain automated dosing processes to require specifications, focusing on safety, reliability and quality.


We Are Kemin 


We are visionaries who see things differently and are inspired by the world around us.   


We have been dedicated to using applied science to improve the quality of life for over half a century.  


We are a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services.   


For over half a century, Kemin has been dedicated to using applied science to address industry challenges and offer product solutions to customers in more than 120 countries. Kemin provides ingredients to feed a growing population with its commitment to the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related products to customers around the world.    


Established in 1961, Kemin is a privately held, family-owned-and-operated company with more than 2,800 global employees and operations in 90 countries, including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa and the United States. 


As a Kemin team member, you’ll receive…  

  • A competitive financial package- in addition to your salary, we offer an uncapped bonus opportunity, 401k match program, and paid vacation and holidays. 
  • Robust health and wellness support- we are proud to offer a fitness reimbursement (for your whole family!), an on-site fitness center, restaurant with seasonal fresh food options (and the ability to order food to bring home), and free fresh fruit in break areas- to name a few.  
  • Continued learning opportunities- Kemin offers tuition reimbursement and recently launched a new corporate university with online and in-person training opportunities for growth and development throughout your entire career.  
  • The chance to give back to our world- Through our foundation of servant leadership, we are proud to offer ample service opportunities, including paid time off to do so. Kemin has a valued corporate partnership with both The World Food Programme and Habitat for Humanity, in addition to many local initiatives. 
  • Opportunities to support our valued educators- Kemin is a proud sponsor of the Iowa Governor's Stem Advisory Council where we fund annual teacher's awards. In addition, we have a robust internship and externship program, and frequently host student tours. 


  • Build and install various application equipment.
  • Integrate application technology into customer processing systems.
  • Responsible for all aspects of equipment installation.
  • Troubleshoot and repair existing application systems at customer locations.
  • Foster a positive team environment and assist coworkers as required
  • Ability to assemble and install application equipment at customer sites across North America, including but not limited to Feed Mills
  • Attend local exhibitions, seminars, training and workshops.
  • Assistance in development of new applications systems
  • Provide day to day support to customers, sales team and KAS engineers


  • Bachelor’s degree in areas of hydromechanics, electromechanical engineering; measurement and control technology; processing engineering or other related fields
  • 0+ years’ experience in an industrial environment
  • Capability to learn and understand electrical and communication systems
  • Familiarity or understanding of PLC’s and automation systems
  • Ability to work independently or in a structured team
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high-pressure environment
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skill
  • Familiar with PLC and plant automation systems (Wem, RePete)
  • Self-starter, with an outgoing personality, highly organized and able to work independent or in a team
  • Experience in Feed Mill process technology is an asset
  • Experience in liquid dosing systems
  • Quality minded
  • Travel >60% in North American Region

Kemin is an equal opportunity employer, and all reasonable accommodation will be considered. 


A post-offer background check and drug screen is required.  Additional pre-employment requirements may be necessary based on position.   




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