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Reliability Engineer Intern 2022

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Job ID 135701 Date posted 07/23/2021 Location : Lansing, New York | Timpie, Utah | Newark, California | Saint Clair, Michigan

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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 a key part of the team. Internships are 12 weeks long, and we pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse internship programs in the industry. During the internship, you will overcome 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.

Position Objective

Provide engineering students interested in reliability engineering and management an opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a plant processing business environment. The position includes learning to lead 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 handle 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. Opportunities exist nationwide within various businesses.

Principle Accountabilities

  • 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.
  • Connect 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.

Environment

  • Various plant locations across the U.S.- must be open to relocation.
  • The plant environment is team oriented, fast paced, and hands-on.
  • Our environment will focus on employee engagement, inclusion, and innovation.
  • Students 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.
  • 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.).

Internship Programming

  • We offer both housing assistance and relocation reimbursement to interns who qualify (based on mileage).
  • Day–to-day transportation to and from work is the responsibility of the intern.
  • Throughout the internship, interns are encouraged to take part in events that will give exposure to leadership, provide development opportunities, and offer the ability to network with cross-functional interns/co-ops across the U.S.
  • 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.
  • As employees, interns receive access to volunteer and partake om community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities.

Your Personal Board of Directors

We want you to excel! We truly believe that combining your interpersonal skills and curiosity with a top team of professionals will be the combination needed to thrive. During your work experience, 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 grow 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 set of employees. Our Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive and maximize 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
  • Cargill Women’s Network

Required Qualifications

  • Sophomores, juniors or seniors currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Mining Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Packaging 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
  • 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 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 12 week internship term (May-August 2022)

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Leadership experience

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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