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OT & Automation Manager

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Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Channahon, IL -Illinois, US, 60410 Morristown, IN -Indiana, US, 46161 Council Bluffs, IA -Iowa, US, 51503-6593

Company: Bunge

Location : Channahon IL, Council Bluffs IA OPD, Morristown IN OPD 

City : Channahon 

State : Illinois (US-IL) 

Country : United States (US) 

Requisition Number : 25793 

Bunge has an exciting opportunity available for a OT &  Automation Manager.  In this role you will be part of a global team working on challenging, meaningful projects impacting core business activities.

Since 1818, Bunge has been connecting farmers to consumers to deliver essential food, feed, and fuel to the world.  Looking to the future, our ambition is to continuously reinvent ourselves, leveraging data to be at the forefront of analytics, technology and talent to accomplish our purpose in a better, faster and simpler way.  Bunge is committed to operating and thriving in the digital world – creating world class agile teams where teammates are empowered and encouraged to collaborate and test and learn to succeed.


At Bunge, people don’t just come here to work, they come here to grow – solving challenges that directly impact the world with a diverse team of thinkers and doers. Most importantly, in all we do we live our values:

  • Act as One Team by fostering inclusion, collaboration, and respect
  • Drive for Excellence by being agile, innovative and efficient
  • Do What's Right by acting safely, ethically, and sustainably



An OT and Automation Manager works closely with site automation engineer  and accelerated plants in order to leverage technology use to improve, streamline and automate the manufacturing process. They are responsible for planning, implementation, and monitoring of such technology with the plants they support.


Essential Functions:

  • Management of activities related to OT and automation .
  • Management of the execution of the necessary actions with the operating units.
  • Map and development of local and regional vendors to support implementation process
  • Definitions related to the infrastructure and architecture of networks together with other areas of the company, aiming at the segregation between IT and OT networks.
  • Integration and data communication between the most diverse layers of the network, following applicable cybersecurity protocols.
  • Explore and implement new ways to automate systems 
  • Design and test automation equipment and processes 
  • Support in defining wireless OT network and communication protocols needed to ensure connectivity.
  • Interaction with process historians, enabling communications and data for deeper analysis.
  • Interaction with different communication protocols (Profibus, OPC UA and DA, Profinet, etc.).
  • Support in monitoring projects involving ICS and Industry 4.0 update.
  • Work together with industrial and IT teams to deliver scalable and secure solutions.
  • Interface with several corporate areas and preparation of technical documents, presentations, and reports.
  • Connect and collaborate with teams from other regions of the world to share best practices and global standards definitions.




  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Automation, Computer Science
  • Experience with project management
  • Experience with robotics, AI and machine learning
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong Leadership and problem solving skills
  • Manages projects for accelerated sites and works closely with the squads
  • Experience with Microsoft Office package, Excel Advanced, Tableau, Power BI.
  • Ability to speak Spanish is a plus

Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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