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Continuous Improvement Intern 2021

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Job ID UNI05895 Date posted 08/03/2020 Location : Lake Odessa, Michigan | Marshall, Missouri | North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Position Objective:

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.

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, 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 / 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 Safety, Employee Engagement, Inclusion and Innovation
  • Cargill plants are industrial/processing environments
  • This role requires the intern to learn about the business through performing critical tasks executed within the production environment and will involve physical activity in our food, and/or 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, etc.). 
Internship Programming:
  • 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 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.
  • 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. 
  • Internships are paid and are at least 12 weeks in duration.
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.

Professional Networks:

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
Job Locations:

Lake Odessa, MI; Marshall, MO and North Kingstown, RI. Must be open to relocation 

Required Qualifications:
  • Sophomores, juniors or seniors currently enrolled in a college/university undergraduate degree program in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mining Engineering or other related engineering discipline.
  • 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 opportunity anywhere in the U.S.  
  • Able to complete a 12-week internship in the summer (May- August 2021).
  • 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.
  • LEAN/Six Sigma Training.
  • 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. 

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. 

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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