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Engineer Co-op - 16 Month Term

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Job ID 148881 Date posted 01/04/2022 Location : Winnipeg, Canada

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 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.

Position Application:

All candidates must complete our online application prior to interviewing. Below you will find a link that will advise you to complete the application for this position. You must apply online and complete the entire application process, along with an e-signature.

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.

Internships at Cargill:

Imagine an internship 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 an integral part of the team. Internships are at least 16 weeks long, and we pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse internship programs in the industry. During the internship, you will tackle 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.

Engineer Co-op:

Provide engineering students interested in production management an opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to a plant processing business environment. Opportunities exist across Canada within our diverse businesses: current opportunity in our Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain business.

Principal Accountabilities:

As an Engineering Co-op Student, you will collaborate with the Manager of Engineering and will be responsible for engineering and operations projects required to support approximately 70 grain and fertilizer service centers across Canada. Tasks will include projects drawn from the accountabilities of the Capital Effectiveness, Reliability Excellence, Operational Effectiveness and Risk Management teams. 

35% Technical Lead - Assist in Project and Safety Management of construction projects. Includes design reviews, site visits and contractor/ site liaisons 

35% Project Administration - Manage project approval database and monitor project spending. Includes generating fund requests, issuing purchase/work orders, and strategic planning for capital spend plan. 

20% Project Support - Assist our Project Managers in the execution of their projects. Includes drawings recovery and review, record management, and review of specifications. 

10% Participate in the development of reliability & maintenance prevention programs. 

Internship Programming:

  • Cargill offers both housing assistance and relocation reimbursement to co-ops who qualify (based on mileage)
  • Co-ops are paid and are a minimum of 16 weeks in duration
  • Day–to-day transportation to and from work is the responsibility of the intern
  • Co-ops who demonstrate exceptional performance and a curiosity to learn more may be offered a full-time position for the following year

Job Locations:

Winnipeg, MB

Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited engineering program graduating between December 2023 and May 2025. 
  • Completion of 3rd year engineering course 

  • Able to be away on travel 1-3 day increments, as the need arises 

  • Able to complete essential functions of this job as outlined in the job description with reasonable accommodations 

  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada  

  • A valid Canadian driver's license and clean driving record 

  • Proven ability to work effectively with individuals from a diverse group of backgrounds and cultures  

  • Able to complete a 16-month co-op summer (May 2022 – August 2023) 

  • Must possess a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness in completing work with limited mentorship 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a Mechanical Engineering program 

  • Overall 3.0 GPA or higher 

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

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

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