Reliability Engineer Co-op (January 2021)
Imagine an experience 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. Co-ops are 7-8 months long, and we pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse internship 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.
Reliability Engineer Co-op:
Provide engineering students interested in reliability engineering and management an opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a plant processing business environment. Opportunities exist nationwide within various businesses.
- Gain an understanding of the reliability principles, practices, and strategies associated with plant, process and equipment by working with a diverse group of functional areas on such projects as: cause analysis, reliability centered maintenance, mechanical integrity, equipment maintenance strategies, uptime improvements, and plant equipment and process improvements.
- Work with a diverse group of cross - functional areas such as safety and environmental, 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.
- Orientation to the company will be presented and an on - going job performance assessment will be provided.
- The plant environment is team oriented, fast paced, and hands-on.
- Cargill's environment will focus on employee engagement, inclusion, and innovation.
- Students are given the opportunity to apply their skills and gain hands-on experience working on various projects from designing and upgrading current systems, to reviewing and updating plant drawings.
- This job involves physical activity which generally requires a moderate amount of exertion on a fairly regular basis – involving bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, working on irregular surfaces, occasional lifting of objects weighing over 50 pounds and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds. The work may also involve other exertions, conditions or exposures (i.e.- heat, cold, grain dust, etc.).
- Cargill offers both housing assistance and relocation reimbursement to interns/co-ops who qualify (based on mileage).
- Day–to-day transportation to and from work is the responsibility of the intern.
- Attend Intern Forum, an event held at Cargill headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, designed to give exposure to leadership and cross-functional interns from across the U.S. (Non-Protein Interns 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 only)
- Interns 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, interns 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
- Cedar Rapids East, IA
- Sioux City, IA
- Fayetteville, NC
- Freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors currently enrolled in a college/university undergraduate degree program in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Industrial Engineering or a related degree
- 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 an internship/co-op opportunity anywhere in the U.S.
- Must possess a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness in completing work with limited guidance
- Able to complete a 7-8 month co-op term.
- Sophomores, juniors or seniors currently enrolled in an accredited Maintenance and Reliability Program.
- Previous plant, production, co-op, or intern experience preferred.
- Overall 2.7 GPA 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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