Engineer Associate 2021
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 protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters. .
From day one, you will be an integral part of the team. You will have the opportunity to build specific skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable you to transition to various roles within Cargill. We pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse career trajectories in the industry. As an associate, you will collaborate and build relationships with colleagues and clients who represent diverse work, culture and resolution styles. At Cargill we look for people who want to grow, support, think and produce. You've got big plans. We can help you pursue them.
Starting your career as an Engineer, you will work in one of our many production facilities located in communities across Canada. 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 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 North America, 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.
- Process / Project Engineers - 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 utility 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 short and 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.).
Associate Program Benefits:
- Cargill offers relocation benefits to associates who qualify (based on mileage).
- Associates are eligible for a supplementary health, dental, disability and life benefits package.
- Tuition reimbursement benefits are offered to associates who wish to continue their education in their career field.
- Associates are offered competitive retirement plans and registration assistance.
- As employees, associates receive access to Cargill volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities.
- Calgary, AB
- Guelph, ON
- Plant environment
- Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural, biological systems, chemical, electrical, mechanical, or other engineering discipline, graduating between December 2020 and August 2021
- Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada
- Willing and able to relocate
- Previous plant, production, co-op, or intern experience preferred
- Overall 3.0 GPA or higher
- 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
Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With more than 150 years of experience, Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at www.cargill.com.
Cargill is an equal opportunity employer.
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