Engineer Co-op (Jan 2021)
Co-ops at Cargill:
Imagine an opportunity where you get the chance to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a real-life environment and then multiply that tenfold. From day one, you will be an integral part of the team. We pride ourselves on having the most diverse internship and cooperative programs in the industry. During the co-op, you will tackle real challenges, cultivate your curiosity, have client exposure, enjoy both personal and team accomplishments and have your initiative acknowledged along the way. You will collaborate and build relationships with colleagues and clients who represent diverse work, culture and resolution styles. We look for people who want to grow, support, think and produce.
Engineering Co-op (Jan - August 2021)
Provide engineering students an opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a plant processing business environment. Opportunities exist nationwide within our diverse businesses: Global Edible Oils Solutions, Deicing Technology, Agricultural Supply Chain, Cargill Protein Group, Salt, Cocoa & Chocolate, Industrial Specialties, and Starches, Sweeteners, and Texturizers North America.
- Gain an understanding of the plant, process and equipment by working with a diverse group of functional areas on such projects as: efficiency issues, working with contractors, energy - related process improvements, reliability principles and practices, and plant process and equipment improvements.
- Work with a diverse group of cross - functional areas such as safety and environment, maintenance, engineering, contractors, and operations.
- Communicate with people diverse in language ability, educational levels and experience.
- Learn the importance of interpreting and implementing government safety and environmental regulations in line with company policies.
- Manage the people, the process and the input / product aspects of a situation to implement a solution.
- Orientation to the company will be presented and an on - going job performance assessment will be provided.
- Cargill offers both housing assistance and relocation reimbursement to co-ops who qualify (based on mileage).
- Day–to-day transportation to and from work is the responsibility of the co-op.
- Attend Intern/Co-op Forum, an event held at Cargill headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, designed to give exposure to leadership and cross-functional co-ops from across the U.S and Canada (Non-Protein Co-ops only)
- Attend Intern/Co-op Farewell, an event held at Cargill Protein’s headquarters in Wichita, KS, designed to give exposure to leadership and cross-functional interns from across the U.S. (Protein Interns/Co-ops only)
- Co-ops who demonstrate exceptional performance and a curiosity to learn more may be offered a second internship/co-op or full-time position for the following year.
- As employees, co-ops receive access to Cargill volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities.
Your Personal Board of Directors:
We want you to excel at Cargill! We strongly believe that combining your interpersonal skills and curiosity with a top team of professionals just for you will be the winning combination to help you thrive. During the internship, you will have three allocated resources assigned to you: university recruiter, supervisor and mentor. In addition to these individuals, you will also expand your network across our global business as you build your own network of resources to help you in your career.
We promote a culture that celebrates differences. This is a reflection of the clients we serve and generates intellectually diverse employees. Cargill’s Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive and leverage our employees’ unique talents and perspectives to benefit our organization and employees.
Our U.S. Business Resource Groups include:
- Asian Alliance Network
- Cargill Young Professionals Network
- Cargill Ability Network (iCAN)
- Cargill Ebony Council
- Group Responsible for Orienting and Welcoming (GROW)
- Hispanic-Latino Council
- Cargill Pride Network
- Veterans & Military Support Network
- Cargill Women’s Network
- Various U.S. locations - must be open to relocation.
- Plant environment
- Freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors currently enrolled in a college/university undergraduate degree program in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Mining Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Packaging or other related engineering discipline.
- Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
- All candidates must be geographically flexible and willing to relocate for a co-op opportunity anywhere in the U.S.
- Able to complete a 7-8 month co-op term (Jan – Aug 2021). Must possess a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness in completing work with limited guidance
- Overall 2.7 GPA preferred.
- Previous plant, production, co-op, or intern experience preferred
- Ability to relate technical knowledge to job-related duties.
- Demonstrated ability to solve problems and make decisions independently.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated leadership skills.
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