Continuous Improvement Engineer Intern 2023- Multiple U.S Locations at Cargill
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Continuous Improvement Engineer Intern 2023- Multiple U.S Locations

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Job ID 239528 Date posted 09/14/2022 Location : Camp Hill, Pennsylvania | Nashville, Tennessee | Fort Worth, Texas

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 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.


Your Internship

Gain real experience. Learn from the best. See how your work matters.

Our internships/co-ops are designed to prepare you for your career journey, not a final destination. When you join our team, you are welcomed into a community committed to providing you with a safe environment to learn, grow and cultivate your skills. With our expansive learning resources, our well-respected leaders, and our carefully curated development courses, you will be equipped to confidently solve tomorrow's global issues. And, truthfully, our future relies on you. Your innovative minds, your intentional collaboration, and your sincere desire to nourish the world. Your work may be local, but at Cargill, your impact will be global. Join our community to cultivate your curiosity, develop meaningful relationships and propel your career.

Continuous Improvement Engineer Intern

Provide engineering/continuous improvement students an opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a plant processing business environment. Continuous Improvement interns work alongside business CI professionals to support projects with low cost and risk for a single site/location within Cargill Protein – North America. The intent of the Continuous Improvement Engineer Intern role is to allow individuals to be exposed to the technical and management aspects of engineering and continuous improvement, while beginning to develop an interest for longer term career aspirations.

Your Work

  • Gain an understanding of the plant, process, and equipment by working with a diverse group of functional areas on such projects as: efficiency issues, waste reduction, energy - related process improvements, reliability principles and practices, working with contractors, and plant process and equipment 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.
  • Manage the people, the process, and the input/output 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.
  • Interns who demonstrate outstanding performance and a curiosity to learn more may be offered a second internship/co-op or full-time position for the following year.

Our Programming

  • With comprehensive learning resources at your disposal, you can take your learning in any direction.
  • As employees, interns receive access to volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off for volunteer activities.
  • Interns and co-ops are invited to participate in events throughout their intern/co-op that will give exposure to leadership, provide development opportunities, and offer the ability to network with cross-functional interns/co-ops/associates across the U.S

Internship details

  • Internships are typically 12 weeks in duration.
  • Interns are paid hourly for time worked.
  • Interns are responsible for transportation to and from work.
  • The plant environment is team oriented, fast paced, and hands-on.
  • Our environment will focus on employee engagement, inclusion, and innovation.
  • This job involves physical activity which generally requires a moderate amount of exertion on a 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.).
  • Interns are given the opportunity to showcase their skills and gain hands-on experience working on different projects from designing and upgrading current systems, to reviewing and updating plant drawings.

Our Benefits

No matter who you are or where you are, we have resources to meet your needs. As a co-op, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to support you and help you thrive. Eligible programs and incentives include:

  • Paid time off
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing program
  • Digital Learning Library
  • Housing and Relocation Assistance for those that qualify

Our Network

Your development is our priority. With our outstanding global network, you will establish relationships, acquire mentors, and build your professional contacts. Our program encourages and orchestrates networking opportunities that will benefit you now and in your future career. During the co-op, you will also receive consistent support from university recruiting staff, mentors, colleagues, and your supervisor.

Our Vibrant Community

At Cargill, you will be a part of our vibrant global community with a culture that celebrates diversity. This is a reflection of the clients we serve and generates an intellectually diverse set of employees. Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive and enhance our employees’ outstanding 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, and Cargill Women’s Network.

Locations

Fort Worth (Grind), TX, Camp Hill, PA, Nashville, TN - must be open to relocation

Required Qualifications

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering (ChE), BioChemical Engineering (BChE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), Biosystems Engineering (BSE), Agricultural Engineering (AgE), Mining Engineering (MinE), Electrical Engineering (EE), Industrial Engineering (IE), Environmental Engineering, Packaging or other related engineering discipline
  • Bachelor’s/master’s degree to be completed between December 2023 – May 2025
  • 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
  • Proven ability to work optimally with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds and cultures
  • Candidates must be geographically flexible and willing to relocate for a co-op/internship opportunity anywhere in the U.S.
  • Able to complete a 12-week internship in Summer 2023 (May/June – August 2023)
  • Must possess a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness in completing work with limited guidance

Preferred Qualifications

  • LEAN/Six Sigma Training
  • 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
  • Leadership experience


Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time.  Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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