Engineer Full Time
Starting your career, you will work in one of our many production facilities located in communities across the United States. There, you will lead production or maintenance employees, project teams, contractors or technical operations teams executing on critical 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 career in one of 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 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 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 – Lead 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 will need to comprehend, coordinate, and lead all aspects of government regulations and Cargill compliance programs including environmental, health, safety, maintenance, and housekeeping. Production Management Engineers typically develop teams of production employees within the first two years of their careers and have responsibility for hiring, scheduling, motivating, and handling employee relation issues. You will also participate in process optimization, equipment and process reliability, and may lead capital projects.
- Environmental Engineers – Lead people, process and assets related to the effective operation of refrigeration, steam, fresh water distribution, hot water and compressed air systems in a plant environment. As well as the operation of a large scale Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) and lead the programs related to environmental compliance and regulatory permitting. You will be involved in the day-to-day supervision of operators and technicians, lead their daily work activities and be responsible for the short and long term planning activities including weekly maintenance, capital projects and process improvement.
- Process/Project Engineering – 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 – 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 lead planned and unplanned work activities related to asset performance and uptime. Responsible for the shorthand 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
- Our environment 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.).
- We offer relocation benefits to engineers who qualify (based on mileage)
- Engineers are eligible for comprehensive health care plans and incentives
- Tuition reimbursement benefits are offered to Engineers who wish to continue their education in their career field
- Engineers are offered competitive retirement plans and registration assistance
- As employees, Engineers receive access to our volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities Professional Networks: We promote a culture that celebrates differences. This is a reflection of the clients we serve and generates a diverse set of employees. Cargill’s Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive and demonstrate our employees’ outstanding talents and perspectives to benefit our organization and employees.
Business Resource Groups
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
Various U.S. locations – must be open to relocation.
- Currently pursuing or recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science or Master’s degree in agricultural, biological systems, chemical, electrical, mechanical, industrial, Mining or other engineering subject area to be/recently completed between Summer 2021 – Summer 2022
- 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
- Must be open to relocation
- Previous plant, production, co-op or intern experience preferred
- Overall 2.7 GPA or higher preferred
- Ability to relate technical knowledge to job-related duties
- Proven ability to solve problems and make decisions independently
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Proven leadership skills and experience
To apply for this job please visit careers.cargill.com.