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Discover your path to success.

Engineering is the link that connects Cargill’s operations with innovation and is launching us into the future. As a member of this program, you can apply both technical and management approaches to build your path in Production Management or any number of Engineering categories, including Environmental, Process, Project, Maintenance and Reliability. We have a proven record of success with our program participants. Approximately 90% of Engineering interns receive full-time employment offers. Your skills matter, and we can help you take them further.

Engineering Co-ops

Fit in. Then stand out.

We take pride in offering one of the most diverse co-op programs in the industry. In just 7–8 months, you will have the opportunity to work in one of our many production facilities across the United States. While there, you will learn to lead production or maintenance workers, project teams, contractors or technical operations teams to execute important initiatives and projects in a fast-paced environment.

We also offer co-op programs in Canada over 4, 8 or 12-month terms depending on the program you choose. These programs provide the opportunity to learn from and work with industry professionals while gaining valuable experience in your field. As a member of the co-op program, you will get to share your fresh, innovative ideas with the team and work on projects that are critical to our business. Opportunities in Canada are plentiful and range from production facilities to grain elevators to provide you with exposure to different industries before graduating.

Engineering Internships

Contribute and grow.

As an Engineering intern, you will immerse yourself in our exciting production environment where your abilities will be challenged and developed. You will receive safety training and contribute to the success of your facility in a variety of ways, including supporting and leading small continuous improvement processes to deliver improvements around safety, food safety, product yield and process efficiency. You will also be given direct responsibility for capital projects with a variety of responsibilities. As a natural evolution from a co-op or other learning experience, this internship will prepare you to address complex projects in your future full-time role.

Engineering Associates

Where hard work pays off.

Once you have completed your co-op and internship experiences, you will be more than ready for your career as an Engineering Associate here with Cargill. As an associate, you will be exposed to the technical and management aspects of engineering, while developing interest in your longer-term aspirations. The result of all this foundational knowledge is an abundance of career opportunities. 

Engineering Roles

There are many ways to contribute.

  • Production Management Engineers – Work in a plant environment where you will be involved in supervision, production and daily production management meetings. PMEs typically develop teams within two years and hire, schedule, motivate and handle employee relation issues. You will also participate in process optimization, equipment and process reliability, and may lead capital projects.
  • Environmental Engineers – Lead people, processes and assets related to the effective operation of refrigeration, steam, fresh water distribution, hot water and compressed air systems and more in a plant environment. Supervise and lead operators and technicians while being responsible for short- and long-term planning activities.
  • Process/Project Engineers – Be responsible for business case development, vendor selection, budget and project management responsibilities for major projects and improvements involving process optimization, safety, quality, infrastructure and energy use. Be involved with innovation processes, idea generation systems, and reliability centered design, and help implement technical initiatives.
  • Maintenance and Reliability Engineers – Lead people, processes and assets related to the effective operation of facility production and utility assets to ensure optimization. Be responsible for planning activities including weekly maintenance, capital projects and process involvement while utilizing the many tools at your disposal.

Preferred Majors

The foundations for your future.

Agricultural Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Packaging, or a related degree.

Engineering Career Path

Engineer your own path.

Madelynne G, Iowa State University, Chemical Engineering. Her career oath is Production Management Engineer Co-op - Lactic Acid Plant, internship Salt, Engineer Associate

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Available Opportunities