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Cargill Reliability Engineer Intern May 2021 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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. Opportunities exist nationwide within various businesses.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Manage 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 manage 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.

  • 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.

  • Orientation to the company will be presented and an on - going job performance assessment will be provided.

Environment:

  • 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 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:

  • Cargill offers 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.

  • Attend Intern Forum, an event held at Cargill headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, designed to give exposure to leadership and cross-functional interns from across the U.S. (Non-Protein Interns only)

  • 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. (Protein Interns only)

  • 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.

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:

  • Various U.S. locations - must be open to relocation.

  • Plant environment

Required Qualifications:

  • Sophomores, juniors or seniors currently enrolled in a college/university undergraduate degree program in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Industrial Engineering or a related degree.

  • 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/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 in the summer (May - August 2021)

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.

  • 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 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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability status.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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