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Cargill Engineer Co-op 2022 in Vancouver, British Columbia

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s agricultural supply chain business, where we seamlessly connect farming customers with food, feed and industry.

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.

Job Responsibilities

Principal 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, working with contractors, energy - related process improvements, reliability principles and practices, 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:

  • The plant environment is team oriented, fast paced, and hands-on.

  • Cargill's environment will focus on employee engagement, inclusion, and innovation.

  • Students are given the opportunity to apply their skills and gain hands-on experience working on various 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.)

Job Details

Internship Programming:

  • Cargill offers both housing assistance and relocation reimbursement to co-ops who qualify (based on mileage)

  • Internships 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.

  • Interns who demonstrate exceptional performance and a curiosity to learn more may be offered a full-time position for the following year.

Job Locations:

  • Vancouver, BC

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and graduating between December 2022 and May 2024.

  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures

  • Able to complete a 4 month co-op starting September 2021.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous plant, production, co-op, or intern experience preferred.

  • Overall 3.0 GPA or higher

  • 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.

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

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.

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