Engineer Full-Time 2021
Starting your career as an Engineer, you will work in one of our many production facilities located in communities across the United States. There, you will lead production or maintenance employees, project teams, contractors or technical operations teams executing on strategic initiatives and projects in a fast-paced, production environment. Although business processes vary, the design of the Engineer role is to provide appropriate exposure to the people management and technical aspects of engineering.
Engineers begin their careers at Cargill in one of many different roles within our diverse businesses including: Agricultural Supply Chain North America, Cocoa and Chocolate, Deicing Technology, Global Edible Oil Solutions North America, Industrial Specialties, Protein, Salt, Starches and Sweeteners and Texturizing Solutions. The intent of the Engineer role is to allow individuals to be exposed to the technical and management aspects of engineering, while beginning to develop an interest for longer term career aspirations.
Our Engineers at Cargill will start in an Operations Leadership or Maintenance & Reliability Engineering role. What lies ahead is a career path that could include any of the following areas:
- Production Management Engineers - Manage people, process, and input/product in a plant environment. They will be involved in day-to-day direct supervision of operators and production activities and participate in daily production management meetings. Engineers must be able to comprehend, administer, and manage all aspects of government regulations and Cargill compliance programs including environmental, health, safety, maintenance, and housekeeping. Production Management Engineers typically manage teams of production employees within the first two years of their careers and have responsibility for hiring, scheduling, motivating, and handling employee relation issues. They will also be involved in process optimization, equipment and process reliability, and may manage capital projects.
- Environmental Engineers - Manage people, process and assets related to the effective operation of refrigeration, steam, fresh water distribution, hot water and compressed air systems in a plant environment. As well as the operation of a large scale Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) and manage the programs related to environmental compliance and regulatory permitting.They will be involved in the day-to-day supervision of operators and technicians, manage their daily work activities and be responsible for the short and long term planning activities including weekly maintenance, capital projects and process improvement.
- Process/Project Engineering - Responsible for business case development, vendor selection, budget management, and project management responsibilities for major projects and improvements involving process optimization, safety, quality, infrastructure, and energy use. They have heavy involvement with various innovation processes, idea generation systems, and reliability centered design, and they help implement technical initiatives driven from global Process Development Groups, Centers of Excellence, and Research & Development.
- Maintenance & Reliability Engineers – Manage people, processes and assets related to the effective operation of facility production and utilitiy assets ensuring uptime and repairs costs are optimized. Day-to-day supervision of skilled trades people to manage planned and unplanned work activities related to asset performance and uptime. Responsible for the shortand long term planning activities including weekly maintenance activities, capital projects and process improvement utilizing tools such as: Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Root Cause Analysis (RCA), 5S and 5-Why to the prevention of asset failures.
- The plant environment is team-oriented, fast-paced, and hands-on.
- Cargill's environment will focus on Safety, Employee Engagement, Inclusion and Innovation.
- Cargill plants are industrial/processing environments.
- This role requires the associate to learn about the business through performing critical tasks executed within the production environment and will involve physical activity in our food, and/or grain processing facilities. This generally requires a moderate amount of physical exertion on a fairly regular basis. The work may also involve other conditions or exposures (i.e. heat, cold, grain dust, etc.).
- Cargill offers relocation benefits to engineers who qualify (based on mileage).
- Engineers are eligible for comprehensive health care plans and incentives.
- Tuition reimbursement benefits are offered to Engineers who wish to continue their education in their career field.
- Engineers are offered competitive retirement plans and registration assistance.
- As employees, Engineers receive access to Cargill volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities.
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.
- Currently pursing or recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural, biological systems, chemical, electrical, mechanical, industrial, Mining or other engineering discipline to be/recently completed between Summer 2020 – June 2021.
- 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.
- Must be open to relocation.
- Previous plant, production, co-op or intern experience preferred.
- Overall 2.7 GPA or higher 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 and experience.
Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability status.
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