Engineer Co-op at Cargill
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Engineer Co-op

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Job ID 238910 Date posted 12/30/2022 Location : Georgetown, Canada | London, Canada | Camrose, Canada | Calgary, Canada

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s agricultural supply chain business, where we seamlessly connect farming customers with food, feed and industry.

Engineer Co-op

All candidates must complete Cargill’s online application prior to interviewing. Below you will find a link that will direct you to complete the application for this position. To be considered for employment with Cargill, you must apply online and complete the entire application process, along with an e-signature. Please complete your application as soon as possible.

Please note, applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis with the possibility of filling the role before the application deadline. Please submit your application as soon as possible, so it may be reviewed to be considered for the position.

Your Co-op

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

Our 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.

Your Work

Principal Accountabilities:

  • 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 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 / 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. 


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.) 

Our Programming

  • With comprehensive learning resources at your disposal, you can take your learning in any direction.
  • As employees, co-ops receive access to volunteer and community outreach opportunities.
  • Throughout the work term, co-ops are invited to participate in events that will give exposure to leadership, provide development opportunities, and offer the ability to network with cross-functional interns/co-ops across Canada.

Co-op Details

  • Work terms are paid and are at least 16 weeks in duration. 
  • Co-ops are paid hourly for time worked.
  • Co-ops are responsible for transportation to and from work.
  • Co-ops who demonstrate outstanding performance and a curiosity to learn more may be offered an internship, co-op or full-time position to return the following year.

Our Benefits

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

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing program
  • Digital Learning Library
  • Housing assistance and relocation reimbursement is offered to those who qualify (based on mileage). 

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 work term, 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.

Job Locations

  • Camrose, AB
  • Calgary, AB
  • London, ON
  • Georgetown, ON
  • Plant Setting

Required Qualifications

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, or Civil Engineering, and graduating between December 2023 and August 2025. 
  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Able to complete a 8 or 12 month co-op starting May 2023
  • Must possess a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness in completing work with limited guidance

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.  

Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.

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