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Continuous Improvement Intern 2022

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Job ID 135735 Date posted 07/23/2021 Location : Wyalusing, Pennsylvania | Nebraska City, Nebraska

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.


Internships at Cargill

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/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.

Principle 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.

Environment

  • Nebraska City, NE and Wyalusing, PA.  Must be open to relocation.
  • The plant environment is team based, fast-paced, and hands-on
  • The culture will focus on Safety, Employee Engagement, Inclusion and Innovation
  • Our 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.).

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

  • LEAN/Six Sigma Training.
  • 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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